BMW i3 Dominates Germany Electric Cars Sales In February, Inches Below VW e-Up! YTD
Not surprisingly, the homegrown BMW i3 took the top spot in German electric car sales in February. It surged above its distant cousin, the Volkswagen e-Up!, but remains a handful of sales below the e-Up! in total 2014 sales.
The Tesla Model S and Renault Zoe round out the top 5, and the Nissan Leaf comes in 6th, in one of its worst country performances — clearly, the Germans prefer their own brands over the world-leading Nissan Leaf. It’s actually the Model S and Zoe that climbed above the Leaf this month. Though, I’d bet that i3 and e-Up! sales are cutting into Nissan’s pie piece. In 2013, the Leaf was #3, behind the smart electric drive and Renault Zoe.
Keep your eyes peeled. Several more country-specific electric car sales updates are coming today on EV Obsession. Updates from Norway, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, and Canada are on the way.
In case you prefer static images, here are a couple of screenshots of Germany’s February electric car sales and YTD electric car sales (and feel free to republish as long as you provide credit + a link to EV Obsession):