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Europe Electric Vehicle Registrations Up +60% In 2014

Electric vehicle registrations in Europe rose by more than 60.9% in 2014, as compared to 2013, according to recent figures. Overall, 65,199 electric cars + commercial vehicles were registered in Europe during 2014 — representing a significant increase over the previous year, which saw 42,194 electric vehicles (EV) sold. Of those 65,199 EVs registered in […]

February 11th

Europe EV Sales Update (October Sales)

As always, let me note that these numbers are not official, comprehensive, or accurate. Nobody reports official, comprehensive EV sales numbers for Europe, and it’s even very hard to find a single country that comprehensively reports them. Nonetheless, Jose Pontes puts in a lot of work to track down EV sales numbers for a large number […]

December 2nd

Renault-Nissan Alliance Dominates World EV Market

Originally published on Planetsave. With 58% of the global zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) market, there’s a strong argument to be made that the Renault-Nissan Alliance is the top electric vehicle manufacturer in the world, and the world leader has just passed its 200,000th electric vehicle (EV) sale. Renault and Nissan EV drivers have now driven approximately […]

November 27th

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

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

Nissan Leaf Crushes Competition In Denmark Electrified Vehicle Sales

There’s no other way to say it — the Nissan Leaf crushed the competition in Denmark in April. It accounted for 68% of all electrified vehicle registrations. The Tesla Model S was a distant #2 with 12% of the market and the VW e-Up! was close behind it with 10% of the market. The remaining registrations can be counted […]

May 12th

Nissan Leaf Back On Top In Norway (April Electric Car Registrations Report)

Rising to #1 yet again, the Nissan Leaf overtook the Tesla Model S last month in Norway, in terms of new electric and plug-in-hybrid-electric (PHE) car registrations. The Leaf actually topped the charts in January and February as well. It was only March that saw a big surge in registrations put the Tesla Model S at #1. Interestingly, […]

May 12th

Sweden Has Strong Plug-in Car Sales Month, Plug-in Hybrids Still King

Thanks to a CleanTechnica reader, I now have a very reliable source for monthly plug-in car sales data from Sweden, one of the strongest plug-in car markets. The Swedish market is an interesting one, as it’s one of just a few countries in which plug-in hybrids beat out 100% electric cars. You can see that, […]

April 6th

EV Market Share Leaders (Top Countries For EV Market Share)

I recently figured out electric vehicle market share for 17 European countries, the US, and Japan for an ABB Conversations article I wrote (full disclosure: I am compensated by ABB for articles written on that site). The results are very interesting, in my opinion, so I figured I’d drop the charts in here as well. […]

March 16th

The Curious Case of Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles In The Netherlands (February Sales Report)

There’s no denying it — the Dutch electric vehicle market is an interesting one. There was a surge in plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) sales at the end of 2013 because of an expiring incentive for PHEVs. Nonetheless, PHEVs continue to dominate Dutch EV sales. In both January and now February the Volvo V60 PHEV […]

March 16th

Renault Zoe Back On Top In France (February Electric Car Sales Report)

After a month down at #3, the Renault Zoe (205 sales) rebounded to its normal position at #1 in France. Not far behind is the Renault Kangoo ZE (173 sales). The Zoe and Kangoo ZE sat high above all other vehicles in 2013. They look set for such domination again this year. The Nissan Leaf […]

March 16th

Norway Electric Car Sales Updates (February 2014 Sales)

Electric car supercountry Norway continued to go strong in February. Trumping the 1216 electric car sales it had in January, it added 1574 in February. Again, the Nissan Leaf topped the charts. Tesla Model S sales rebounded to put it pretty close behind at #2. And the BMW i3 climbed up to #3. The VW […]

March 15th

Sweden Electric Car Sales Report (February 2014)

Sweden’s electric car sales numbers are now in for February. The Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in held the #1 spot, but this month followed by the Nissan Leaf rather than the VW e-Up!. The e-Up! actually dropped to #6 in February. The Toyota Prius Plug-in barely snatched #3 from, just one sale ahead of the Volvo V60 […]

March 5th

France Electric Car Sales Dropped In January 2014 (Charts)

Electric car sales in France actually shrunk a bit in January 2014 compared to January 2013. Check out the details below as well as some information on why sales shrunk. Here’s another country-specific EV sales update. For other January 2014 electric car sales or 2013 electric car sales, see the stories linked on the bottom […]

February 14th

Norway, Denmark, & Sweden January 2014 Electric Car Sales (Charts)

Alright, time for some more EV sales charts & tables! This article is focused on Norway, Denmark, & Sweden January 2014 electric car sales. For other January 2014 electric car sales or 2013 electric car sales, see the stories linked on the bottom of this article. Norway EV Sales The Nissan Leaf gobbled up 55% of […]

February 12th