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Electric Car Sales In EU Increase 77%

Originally published on EV Obsession.

It’s hard to get European-wide numbers for electric car sales. In fact, it’s hard to get numbers for almost any country in Europe. A Norwegian electric vehicle association was publishing Norway’s numbers regularly for awhile, as was a German car association for Germany, but neither of them have done so in recent months. Thankfully, I am able to obtain France’s monthly electric car and plug-in hybrid electric car sales numbers from Avere France. Avere France, using data from AAA, also recently shared numbers for Europe as a whole. Here are the numbers for the top European countries

In the first half of 2014, electric car sales were up 77% in Europe. The big driver of that growth (no pun intended) was Norway, which saw its sales increase 302% compared to the first half of 2013. France, in the #2 position, actual saw a small decrease in sales — though, its sales have picked up again in the past couple of months. Like Norway but not to such a strong extent, Germany, the UK, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Sweden all saw strong increases in electric car sales. Italy saw a slight increase.

As far as the top electric cars, they were the Nissan Leaf (7,109), Tesla Model S (5,330), and Renault Zoe (3,669). Tesla Model S sales were largely in Norway (over 3,000 there), while Renault Zoe sales were largely in France (over 1,600 there).

Here’s a table of the data, followed by static versions of the charts above.

EVObsession.com
Country 2013 2014 YOY Growth 2013 Market Share 2014 Market Share
Norway 2373 9550 302% 15% 34%
France 7293 6405 -12% 47% 23%
Germany 2382 4230 78% 15% 15%
UK 1168 2570 120% 7% 9%
Netherlands 437 1149 163% 3% 4%
Switzerland 445 867 95% 3% 3%
Austria 252 709 181% 2% 3%
Italy 494 648 31% 3% 2%
Belgium 195 629 223% 1% 2%
Denmark 254 604 138% 2% 2%
Sweden 298 585 96% 2% 2%
TOTAL 15591 27946 79%

Europe Electric Car Sales 2014 vs 2013

Europe EV Sales 2013 vs 2014

EU Electric car sales growth

 
 
 
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