Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Europe Increased 62% In April

MAY 30 2018 BY MARK KANE 12

The European plug-in electric car market is expanding at its fastest pace since summer of 2017, as sales increased by 62% year-over-year in April.

In total, nearly 28,000 new plug-ins were registered at a decent 2.2% market share. Most of the growth comes from all-electric models (up 86%), while plug-in hybrid sales grew by 43%.

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After the first four months of 2018, more than 116,700 plug-in cars were sold in Europe (up 45% year-over-year), at average of 2.1% market share.

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Europe – April 2018

The three best selling models in Europe – both for the month and for the year are:

  • Nissan LEAF – 3,546 (up 159%) and 11,902 YTD
  • Renault ZOE – 2,462 (up 51%) and 11,027 YTD
  • BMW i3 – 1,817 (up 18%) and 7,556 YTD

Nissan LEAF didn’t come close to its record of over 6,000 in March, but secured first place, pushing Renault ZOE into second position and should remain on top until the end of the year.

As you can see below, 10 models managed to exceed a level of 1,000 sales a month:

Registration stats for Europe are provided by EV Sales Blog:

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Europe – April 2018 (source: EV Sales Blog)

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Europe – April 2018

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12 Comments on "Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Europe Increased 62% In April"

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Michael

So Leaf is still best selling EV in Europe – and all those “experts” and “youtubers” said sales would crash

Pete

95% of the EV buyers don’t look this youtubers and also don’t care about routes over 300 km, they drive to work every and thats it.

Michael

Yes, but still we can be sure we will see the same comments again and again, everytime there is an article about the Leaf. Always interesting how few people can make so much noise.

Samwise

Thats because those experts are mostly in the US where the overwhelming opinion is 200 miles minimum, it’s just not true for most of the rest of developed world, where the number is probably more like 150 miles.

JP

Still? The Renault Zoé was the best seller last year in Europe.

Link

Looking at the last graph, the US seems to be roughly 10k cars behind Europe each month. If Tesla is able to reach their 5k a week goal for the Model 3 the US should overtake Europe in plug-in sales, at least until the Model 3 also ships to Europe.

Miggy

No GM Bolt or Volt in the Top 20.

Mikael

They are not even sold here. Well there is the Ampera-E (Bolt) but it’s overpriced and not really available.

randomhuman

GM said Goodbye to the European market when they sold Opel last year or so. The Bolt is not really available and the Volt isn’t for sale at all.

Get Real

Isn’t it amazing that GM pulled out of the Western world’s largest auto market?

Dave

You stated this before… and I corrected it… Western Largest market is USA…

Don Zenga

Congratulations Europeans. Bring down the Diesel car as soon as possible.

Check out this hybrid aircraft guys. It uses a combination of electric motors and fuel oil and can carry 12 passengers for a range of 1,130 km (700 miles). And it emits 80% lesser emissions.
If it can run on fuel oil, then probably it may run on other fuels like Diesel, Kerosene also.
https://www.energytrend.com/news/20180530-12315.html