Plug-In Vehicle Sales In Europe Increased By 50% In May


Europe has increased plug-in vehicle sales every month so far this year, exceeding 21,000 deliveries in May (21,371 – a “non December”/year end record), up a strong 48% over a year ago.

Renault ZOE Z.E. 40

After five months, sales are now approaching 105,000 (which is up 21% year-over-year).

Six models exceeded the 1,000 sales mark in May:

  • Renault ZOE #1 – 2,095 (12,957 YTD)
  • Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV #2 – 1,842 (8,018 YTD)
  • BMW i3 #3 – 1,629 (8,660 YTD)
  • Nissan LEAF #4 – 1,378 (9,404 YTD)
  • Volkswagen Passat GTE #5 – 1,170 (5,374 YTD)
  • Mercedes GLC350e #6 – 1,105 (4,589 YTD)

Tesla sold some 1,640 cars during the month, including 899 Model S (5,191 YTD) and 741 Model X (4,036 YTD).

As you can see, there is no threat for the Renault ZOE at the top, which has pulled ahead by some 3,500 registrations over the second place LEAF in five months.  Truly, this race is already over.  We suspect that the new 2018 Nissan LEAF when it arrives in Europe in early 2018 will put up a much better fight, as will the Tesla Model 3.

Here is comparison of U.S. and Europe results:

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Europe – May 2017

Source: EV Sales Blog

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6 Comments on "Plug-In Vehicle Sales In Europe Increased By 50% In May"

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What explains the strong sales for mercedes.

Mercedes GLC350e success and the others short range phevs

@ Mark Kane

Please rank the models by YTD.

And make a list of the 10 most sold models.

Mark did list this at the bottom of his post.
Source: EV Sales Blog
the link will take you to the YTD Top Ten.

I was expecting more than 15,000 Zoé 40 for the first 5 months, and near 20,000 for the first half 2017.

The 40,000 goal, is no more reachable for 2017. 35,000 sales for 2017 is more plausible than the 40,000.

I hope the Leaf will receive a lot of orders in September.

Yea they had some quality glitches. But it will be still a good year for the Zoe