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French EV Sales Numbers For September 2015

The figures for electric vehicle registrations (a proxy for sales) in France during the month of September 2015 are now in. They don’t really provide any surprises, but they’re probably worth taking a look at anyways. Altogether, 2,709 electric vehicles (EVs) were registered in France during the month, meaning that overall sales have barely risen at all as […]

November 3rd

Nissan LEAF #1 In Norway Again

My trip to Florida for the EV Technology & Transportation Summit has delayed this report a bit, but I squeezed it in before the end of the month. The exciting bit of the story is that the Nissan LEAF pulled back in front of the Volkswagen e-Golf in September. For the year through September, though, […]

October 29th

Volkswagen E-Golf Crushing Competition In Norway

I’ve finally got what seems to be official and complete data on electric car registrations in Norway. Woohoo! (In case you haven’t been following along for years, public data on electric car sales/registrations are not available for all models in practically every large country in the world.) However, last month, a reader tipped me off to an obscure (and […]

September 18th

Chevy Bolt + Another Electric Car Headed To Europe

Via Gas2: News from the Frankfurt Motor Show from GM is that the highly anticipated, long-range and affordable Chevy Bolt will also be sold in Europe under the Opel brand. Surprisingly, though, the report is that there will be no right-hand drive model sold in the UK. Considering that the UK has become one of the largest […]

September 17th

Norway Electric Car Sales = 23% Of The Market (Again)

The numbers for Norway electric car sales are “in.” Official numbers are not provided for several models that share a base name with gasmobiles, so José Pontes has made estimates for them, and we’ll just have to go with his numbers. Why a country with such a developed electric car market won’t break out their numbers […]

August 13th

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Nearly Knocked Off The Podium In Netherlands!

Well, the Netherlands is certainly turning out to be one of the most interesting electric vehicle markets in the world. It is #2 in terms of electric cars’ percentage of total new car sales, but the cars leading the pack keep changing. The Dutch plug-in hybrid fetish is apparently as strong as ever, and some new […]

August 7th

EV Owner & Lessee Survey

I’ve been long planning to do an EV owner and lessee survey like this, so I am super eager to see the results. (I’m going to have a hard time not watching them obsessively as they come in.) But the key, of course, is getting EV owners and lessees to complete the survey. If you drive […]

July 25th

Volkswagen e-Golf Is Ecstatic In Norway, Clear #1

After covering France (#2), Netherlands (#3), and Germany (#4) electric car sales, it’s time to cover the big dog — the #1 electric car market in Europe. Norway, here we come! It’s a very different story in each of these markets. Like France, most electric car sales are for fully electric cars. However, unlike France, […]

July 14th

Volkswagen Golf GTE Takes #1 From Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV In Netherlands

The Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) had been holding the #1 spot in electric car sales in the Netherlands for a while. It’s been doing well in other European markets as well, propelling it to #1 in Europe as a whole. But it has been kicked off its throne in the Netherlands. Another plug-in hybrid (both of which […]

July 14th

Renault Zoe Dominates Electric Car Sales In France (Charts)

It’s one of the electric cars I still haven’t driven and would love to give a spin. The Renault Zoe is dominating electric car sales in its home country of France this year, with its Japanese cousin the Nissan LEAF and sibling the Renault Kangoo ZE coming in a very distant #2 and #3, respectively. […]

July 14th

Chevy Bolt Now Scheduled For October 2016

The much-anticipated 2017 Chevy Bolt will enter into production just 20 months from now, in October 2016, according to a pair of unnamed supplier sources. According to the sources, the +200-miles-per-charge electric vehicle (EV) will go into production at the “underused” GM production plant in Orion Township in Michigan. The sources also noted that the […]

February 8th

Nissan LEAF Still #1 In Norway (October Registrations Report)

The Nissan LEAF continue to hold the top spot for electric car sales/registrations in Norway. In October, it came in #1 with 372 sales, followed by the VW e-Golf (a newbie) not far behind it with 324 sales, and the VW e-Up! with just a tad less — 230 sales. The BMW i3 does okay […]

November 7th

Germany Electric Car Sales Doubling (Charts)

The German electric vehicle market has nearly doubled in size since last year (comparing new sales in September 2014 to new sales in September 2013). To be specific — the market saw 1,099 electric vehicles registered in September, bringing the share of the market belonging to electric vehicles up to 0.46%. That’s about twice the percentage held by […]

October 22nd

France EV Sales Update — Renault Zoe Crushes It

After a bit of delay, we’ve got the full electrified car registration numbers for France for May. Thanks a great deal to France Mobilité Électrique for sharing the numbers, and also a thanks to EV-Sales Blogspot for distinguishing BMW i3 electric vs BMW i3 REx sales. Clearly, as the first chart above shows, the Renault Zoe dominated French […]

July 5th

Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Dominates Sweden’s Plug-in Car Sales (April Report)

In one more Scandinavian electrified vehicle registrations report, Sweden shows its strong preference for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, especially the beautiful Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in, which takes the crown with a whopping 60% of the EV market. The only other car to break 10% market share was the Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid (14% market share). For January through April, […]

May 12th