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.

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)
Renault ZOE Z.E. 40

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:

Source: InsideEVs via Fuel Included news