Published on August 8th, 2014 | by Zachary Shahan21
Electric Car Sales In EU Increase 77%
August 8th, 2014 by Zachary Shahan
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.
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