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27% Increase In European Electric Car Sales

Renault Zoe Recovers Its Breath The European passenger plug-in market had more than 21,000 registrations last month, up 48% over the same month last year. Year-t0-date, the market is up 27% this year, with the EV share standing at 1.4%. With quality control issues solved in the second half of the month, the Renault Zoe […]

July 1st

China Electric Car Sales Report — Sales Jump 49% In May

The Chinese market had more than 40,000 new EVs zooming the streets last month, a 49% increase in sales over the same month last year, with the EV market share now at 1.4%, close to last year’s record (1.45%). Expect improvement as the year progresses and sales expand, with the Chinese EV market potentially surpassing […]

June 17th

Europe Electric Car Sales Report — March 2017

The European EV market had 29,000 registrations in March, up 30% over the same month last year, making it the third best month ever, only behind the incentive-inflated Decembers of 2015 (34,000) and 2016 (30,000). At this pace, the European EV market is set to reach the 300,000 units milestone by year end. Furthermore the EV market […]

May 6th

China Electric Car Sales Keep Soaring — March 2017

Gold & Bronze Win for BAIC The Chinese market had more than 32,000 new electric cars zooming the streets last month, an 89% increase over the same month last year, with the annual growth rate now at 31%. The EV market share is firmly above the 1% barrier, at around 1.4%. As the year proceeds and sales […]

April 23rd

Europe Electric Car Sales Led By Renault Zoe, BMW i3, & Nissan LEAF

The European electric car market had over 16,000 registrations last month, up 20% over February 2016, with YTD numbers up 38% year over year (YoY). The market is set to surpass 300,000 units (on track for 310,00) by year end. While the electric car share is firmly north of the 1% mark in the broader car market, this […]

March 29th

China Electric Car Sales February 2017 — BAIC EC180 Rises To #1

The Chinese market had more than 16,000 new EVs zooming the streets last month, a 55% increase over the same month last year, so it looks like the January standstill is a thing of the past and we are back at business as usual in China’s EV market. With year-to-date sales still 3,000 units behind […]

March 29th

China Electric Car Sales — Incentives Drag The Market Down

The Chinese market had 6,260 new EVs registered in January, far from the 15,275 units of January 2016, dragging down the plug-in market share (of new cars sold) to just 0.25% — far below the 1.45% of 2016. Considering the seasonality of the Chinese PEV market, where the first quarter is always the slowest selling (due to […]

February 25th

Europe Electric Car Sales — Renault Zoe Starts The Year In Full Swing

The European EV market had some 19,000 registrations last month, up 31% year over year (YoY), with the Renault Zoe starting the year in the leadership position again. #1 Renault Zoe – With the ZE40 version finally arriving to selected markets, registrations were up 80% YoY to 2,602 units, jumping straight into the leadership in […]

February 24th

Best Selling Electric Car In Europe Is Renault Zoe (2016 Electric Car Sales)

The European EV market had approximately 30,000 registrations last month, down 11% over the same month last year. This sales slip, however, had to do with the incentives-derived sales rush of the last quarter of 2015. Last month, though, the top spots were yet again influenced by the Dutch market sales peak: #1 VW Passat GTE – […]

February 3rd

China Electric Car Sales — BYD Wins 2016, Geely Emgrand EV Wins December

Also published on CleanTechnica and our Electric Car Sales page. The Chinese market had 44,874 new electric cars in December, far from the 60,000 expected by analysts, but still up 27% year over year (YoY) and far more than the electric car sales in the US and Europe. Overall, China’s plug-in market share rose to a record 1.45%, […]

January 25th

Europe Electric Car Sales — BMW i3 #1 Again

This article is also being published on CleanTechnica, the EV Sales blogspot, and our Electric Car Sales page. The European EV market had more than 18,500 registrations last month, 5% down over the same month last year. This sales slip has to do with the incentives-derived sales rush in the last quarter of 2015 in some […]

December 30th

China Electric Car Sales Set New Global Monthly Record

This article is also being published on CleanTechnica, the EV Sales blogspot, and our Electric Car Sales page. The Chinese market had a record 43,441 new electric cars zooming the streets in November, up 36% over last October and 56% year over year (YoY), pulling the plug-in market share to a record 1.4%, above the […]

December 22nd

Europe Electric Car Sales — BMW Slides Into #1 YTD

This article is also being published on CleanTechnica, the EV Sales blogspot, and our Electric Car Sales page. The European electric car market had more than 17,000 registrations last month, 1% down compared to October 2015. This sales slip surely has to do with the incentives-derived sales rush in the last quarter of 2015, so expect this […]

November 27th

BAIC Takes Gold & Bronze In October In China

This article is also being published on CleanTechnica, the EV Sales blogspot, and our Electric Car Sales page. The Chinese market had more than 32,000 new electric cars zooming the streets in October, with the market up a mere 3% over the previous month, but still, up 46% over the same month last year. With the market […]

November 21st