European Plug-In Electric Car Sales Exceeded 300,000 In 2017

Europe completed the full year of 2017 with plug-in electric car sales growth (year-over-year), although December failed to beat the 2015 rush for cars before incentives disappeared in some countries.

Some 33,738 plug-ins were sold in Europe in December (up 11%) at 3% market share. For the full year – 306,143 plug-ins sold is a new record (up 38%) at average 2% market share. Sales divides nearly fifty/fifty between BEVs and PHEVs.

The best selling model in Eurupe for the month and for the year was:
#1 Renault ZOE – 3,380 (31,410 YTD)
The biggest plug-in car manufacturers was
#1 BMW – some 55,000 and 18% share
Comparison of plug-in electric car sales in the U.S. and Europe:

BMW i3 (20,855) and Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (19,189) completed the podium, followed by the Nissan LEAF (awaiting reinforcements of the new model at 17,454).
Tesla sold some 15,553 Model S and 12,630 Model X.



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