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Little smart electric drive Is Electric King In Italy (February 2014 Electric Car Sales)

Following up on the Germany electric car sales update, I’m moving on to Italy. Italy is a much smaller market at this point. Germany had 544 plug-in car sales in February, while Italy had only 67. So, I won’t spend as much time on it. The German smart electric drive very solidly took the Gold, followed […]

March 15th

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. Another German-based car, the 2013-leading and January-leading smart electric drive, grabbed third place in February. The […]

March 15th

Belgium Electrified Vehicle Sales (January 2014)

Wrapping up January 2014 electrified vehicle sales, below are the totals for Belgium. What’s the general story in Belgium? Well, it’s basically that Belgians buying electrified vehicles aren’t cautious about the money they are spending. Three high-end EVs top the sales chart. Tied for 4th is the world-leading Nissan Leaf and another relatively expensive EV, […]

March 1st

Germany Electrified Vehicle Sales (January 2014)

January 2014 electrified vehicles sales for Germany are now out. Continuing where the smart electric drive left off, at the top of the list, it also topped the sales list in January. #2 rose from #5 on the 2013 list, but that’s really no surprise—it’s the BMW i3, which just hit the market at the […]

February 25th

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

Renault Zoe UK Lease Price Drops To £189

The Renault Zoe, a top-selling electric car available across Europe, has just had its base lease price cut to £189 in the UK (with a £1,000 deposit). Additionally, “lower mileage users” can now lease the battery for as low as £45 per month—this is with a 3-year contract and no more than 3,000 miles per year. The Zoe […]

February 13th

Netherlands, Canada, & Ireland January 2014 Electric Car Sales

Following up on my Norway, Sweden, and Denmark January 2014 electric car sales reports, here are reports for the Netherlands, Ireland, and Canada. For other January 2014 electric car sales or 2013 electric car sales, see the stories linked on the bottom of this article. Netherlands EV Sales Clearly, the Dutch like their PHEVs. Take note […]

February 12th

World Electrified Vehicle Sales (2013 Report)

First of all, let me note that these numbers below are not official and are surely a little imperfect (even more so than US EV sales numbers). However, they come from the most complete roundup of electrified vehicle (EV) sales I’ve seen. Frankly, I haven’t seen any other effort that tries to pull together EV […]

February 10th

Europe Electrified Vehicle Sales (2013 Report)

A reader recently pointed out to me a little EV Sales blogspot that had been off my radar. The guy who runs the blog, Jose Pontes, actually comes up with estimates for European-wise electrified vehicle (EV) sales by tracking down EV registrations in as many countries as possible. He also estimates sales for China and […]

February 10th

Renault Zoe Sees 10,000 Sales In 1st Year

The sales figures for the Renault Zoe EV‘s first year have been released, and while they don’t quite live up to the hopes that the noted manufacturer had, they are substantial. Renault had been aiming to sell 50,000 units during the first year of availability, but sales ended up topping out at “only” just over […]

February 3rd

12% Of Car Sales Were Electric Car Sales In Norway In November

You may have caught my story the other day pointing out that the top-selling car in Norway two months in a row was an electric car (the Tesla Model S in October and the Nissan Leaf in November). Unfortunately, they didn’t top the list again in November; however, the overall share of electric car sales […]

December 5th