Sunday, February 3, 2013

Europe Full Year 2012

Renault Kangoo ZE

With most data in, it's now possible to make an Plug-In models ranking for Europe, at 43.543 units sold, if it were to be considered as a sole market, it would be the second largest in the world, just behind the US.

Regarding 2011, a lot has changed, beginning with last year's leader, the Mitsubishi I-Miev, taking a dive to #8 and two newcomers winning the gold and silver medals, with the Renault Twizy achieving the highest place in the ranking and the Opel Ampera having the runner-up spot.

In third was the Renault Kangoo ZE, followed closely by the Nissan Leaf, which is in comeback mode, winning the #1 spot in the last three months of the year.

Another good performance was the Toyota Prius Plug-In, landing at #5. On the other hand, the french cousins of the I-Miev were also down, with the Citröen C-Zero in #6 and the Peugeot iOn at #7, but the three counted together still make a respectable 18% share.

Peugeot iOn, one of the french cousins of the Mitsu I-Miev

Diversity is a characteristic of the european market, with several models closely together in the top and the #1 having just 21% share.

Plug In Hybrids share rose to 25%, with the Opel Ampera comfortably ahead of the Prius Plug-In, but the japanese has been closing the distance on the Opel in the last months, maybe this year we'll see a surprise here...

Pl Europe Dec YTD %
1 Renault Twizy 288 9.013 21
2 Opel Ampera 362 6.631 15
3 Renault Kangoo ZE 381 5.667 13
4 Nissan Leaf 415 5.275 12
5 Toyota Prius Plug-In 273 3.496 8
6 Citröen C-Zero 123 3.090 7
7 Peugeot iOn 120 3.069 7
8 Mitsubishi I-Miev 72 1.559 4
9 Bolloré Blue Car 0 1.543 4
10 Renault Fluence ZE 70 1.407 3
11 Chevrolet Volt 32 609 1
12 Smart Fortwo ED 48 567 1
13 Mia Electric 48 495 1
14 Fisker Karma 5 247 1
15 Tesla Roadster 3 215 1


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  2. "Awesome blog, invaluable data, appreciate it greatly! Where do you get the figures?
    Just one thing: Karma isn't an EV, it's a plug-in hybrid (, so you should probably exclude it from here. "


    Thanks for the comments, i've corrected the post, in fact i should have called it a Plug-In ranking instead of EV ranking.

    About the data sources, they come from a number of websites and from manufacturers data, usually the source lies on the bottom of the ranking charts.