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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

Kia Soul EV Takes #1 In Germany!

I love covering Germany’s electric car sales, partly because it’s a large electric car market, partly because the leaders change so much, and partly because it gets several electric models before other markets. A new addition to this race this month is the Mercedes GLE 500e. Other plug-in cars now selling in Germany and mostly not […]

September 18th

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

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander About To Debut (In Europe)

Via CleanTechnica: Mitsubishi’s upgraded electric Outlander SUV offering — the 2016 Outlander plug-in hybrid (PHEV) — will be making its European debut in short order at the 66th International Motor Show, according to recent reports. European sales will begin relatively shortly after that, with the date for hitting the market currently set for sometime in […]

September 6th

Ranking Automakers On Their Electric Commitment (Top 10 List)

This is going to be a fun one. 😀 No matter how this ranking turns out, people are going to have differing opinions, sometimes very strong ones. But that’s the nature of subjective rankings, especially about topics people are very emotional about. Considering how people name their cars, how they will buy from a single […]

September 2nd

Audi A3 e-tron & VW Golf GTE (Same Car) Lead Germany Electric Car Sales

It’s no surprise to see that German car companies continue to top the electric car sales table in Germany, but after test driving the Audi A3 e-tron myself, I have to admit that I’m surprised to see it and its almost identical cousin, the Volkswagen Golf GTE, topping the tables. The July sales (i.e., registrations) numbers come […]

August 20th

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

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Test Drive Review

I was lucky recently to go test drive the Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV) with a friend, Michał Wnuk (Facebook profile here). The Outlander PHEV is the top-selling electric vehicle in Europe… by far. It has reportedly been delayed in the US for a few years due to the high demand in Europe (and Japan). So, I […]

July 28th

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

Europe Electric Car Sales — Zoe #1, Model S #2, Outlander PHEV #3 In June

Europe electric car sales are in for the month of June from Jose Pontes*. It’s a really interesting market. More interesting than North America, China, or any other, imho. Individual country markets in Europe are getting stronger, but they are very different from one another, so the broader continental charts can vary a lot. In […]

July 24th

Top 25 Electric Cars In Europe (May Registrations Roundup)

I love looking at the Dutch, French, German, and Norwegian electric car sales data, but looking at the bigger European picture is where the real fun is. Throwing everything together from the different countries, it’s hard to have a good idea where they will fall out. Plus, the numbers get bigger. Before we get into […]

July 15th

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

Tesla Tops German Electric Car Registrations In June, But #5 YTD

The German electric car market is a fun one. Of course, German automakers have an advantage, but they have so many models on the market that there’s quite a lot of shifting around from month to month. Sadly, Germany doesn’t really live up to its potential in this realm, though. Despite having a larger population than any […]

July 14th