Romania 2013 Plug-In Sales: The Tesla Model S Arrives In December


The First Tesla Model S Sale In Romania Was Made In December

The First Tesla Model S Sale In Romania Was Made In December

Editor’s Note: Besides reporting on all the larger markets for plug-in sales (United States, Europe,  Japan, Canada, etc), InsideEVs also like to take a moment to spotlight other regions the casual electric vehicle enthusiast might not know about.  Enter our Romanian contributor Andrei Gloaba.

The Tesla Model S has finally reached Romania! Last month the first 2 (two) Tesla Model S with an 85kWh battery were registered in Bucharest. Just in time for Christmas and what better gift you could ask from Santa Tesla, then a 2013 Model S?

The first one was registered to a person on 20th but apparently was a used car, so we won’t officially count that.  The second one however, was registered to a company on 21st of December and it is a brand new, never registered, fully-loaded (brand version P19) 85kWh Performance Model S.

We hope we will see more Tesla models registered into Romania and maybe some plans to expand the Supercharger network into Romania some day in the future.

Romania 2013 – EV & Hybrid registrations

With 28 Registeres This Year, the Fluence ZE by Renault Is The "Runaway" Plug-In Leader In Romania

With 28 Registeres This Year, the Fluence ZE by Renault Is The “Runaway” Plug-In Leader In Romania (sidenote: Fluence ZE production has now ceased)

In Romania, 279,562 cars were registered during the year 2013, but as electric vehicle adoption is still very much in its infancy in Romania, only a total of 36 electric vehicles were registered.  This means 0,01% from last year total number were EVs, a level that would be equal to about 2,000 plug-ins being sold in the US.  To put a positive spin on this figure, against 2012 numbers, registrations were up 240%,

So who won?

The unchallenged Romanian EV leader is Renault with 28 Fluence Z.E. followed by Tesla with 2 Model S, then by Mitsubishi with 2 i-MiEV, Citroen with 2 cars, Toyota with one Prius Plug-in and at the end of the pack by Nissan with one Leaf.  Of note, the Leaf is not yet officially sold in Romania and NO plans are in place accordingly to Nissan representatives from SAB (Bucharest Auto Show) – full story here.

Separately, for regular hybrid the total number of registration was 554 ( 0,19% ), and here the leader is Toyota with 311 cars, followed by Lexus with 106, then Honda (79), Mercedes (18), Porsche (9), Peugeot (7), BMW (7), Ford (5), Audi (4), Kia (2), Cadillac (1), Infiniti (1), Chevrolet (1), Hyundai (1), GMC (1) and Mercury (1).







Categories: Mitsubishi, Nissan, Peugeot / Citroën, Renault, Tesla, Toyota


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3 Comments on "Romania 2013 Plug-In Sales: The Tesla Model S Arrives In December"

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Romanian language has many similarities with Italian… Just to find a justification for mentioning the first 8 deliveries of Model S in Italy, in December :).
Total EV sales in 2013 were just above 1,000, a few hundreds more including the Renault Kangoo Z.E. Including those, EV market share was about 0.1%.
(Hybrids passed 1% for the first time. Gasoline-LPG cars, 8.9%. Gasoline-CNG cars, 5.5% ).

Correction: instead of Kangoo read Twizy.
Without Twizy: 1,009. (No Kangoo Z.E. either).
Twizy: estimated at 400 something.
Total car sales (Italy, 2013): 1,303,534.

Oh, and speaking of Tesla…
4 new Superchargers have been added yesterday to the official Tesla’s website list:
– Somerset, PA
– Flagstaff, AZ
– Farmington, NM
– Grand Junction, CO

This sets a weekly record for US SC openings: 7.
Total in US: 58
World: 72

Note 1: the Global weekly record is still with
Week 2013 Dec 9-15
3 in US, 1 in Switzerland, 4 in Germany.
Total: 8

Note 2: a few days ago Inside EVs already reported the (then unofficial) opening of the Grand Junction, CO Supercharger, as well of the one in Madison, WI. This second one has not yet been added to Tesla’s website list. (Sure it will soon be…)