Thursday, October 24, 2013

Europe September 2013

Nissan Leaf is the most common EV in Europe
Fresh Blood Edition

Finally a great month for plug-ins in Europe, with 5.362 units sold, September '13 now stands as the highmark to beat in the future, this brilliant result can is due mostly to two models now selling like hotcakes: The Tesla Model S and the Volvo V60 Plug-In, two high-end cars that sold more in September than most of its competition, that cost half their price.

But the Number One spot this month went for the Nissan Leaf, which sold 1.175 units, selling above the 1.000 figure for the first time and demonstrating again that price matters...

...Or does it? Looking at the rest of the September podium, one might doubt that, because in second came the 70.000$-plus Tesla Model S, with 1.012 new registrations, allowing it to climb six positions to #9 YTD, and the third place went for the 50.000$ Volvo V60 Plug-In (Sold 797 units, most of them in Holland), climbing another position to #5 in the YTD chart.

In fourth came the rock-solid Renault Kangoo ZE with 608 units (Best result of the year) and in fifth we finally see the Renault Zoe, with 579 vehicles sold, a poor result if we remember that in June it had sold 1.358 units and dominated both monthly and YTD charts. Even its stablemate Kangoo ZE sold more this month than the french supermini, so Renault now must be thinking on ways to spur sales (*cough* Discounts *cough*) of its problem-child.

Further down the ranking, we see the Opel Ampera recover one position to #7, still way behind last year performance (A year ago it was #2 with 3.491 sales), and in #15 it's now the Renault Fluence ZE, just one unit ahead (304 vs 303) of the #16 Peugeot iOn.

1Nissan Leaf1.1757.343214
2Renault Zoe5796.5641921
3Renault Kangoo ZE6084.397133
4Toyota Prius Plug-In2052.73885
5Volvo V60 Plug-In 7972.472722
6Renault Twizy2012.38071
7Opel Ampera2171.64952
8Smart Fortwo ED1771.627512
9Tesla Model S1.0121.2984N/A
10Chevrolet Volt31863311
11Mitsubishi I-Miev5563728
12Citröen C-Zero1143416
13Goupil G339418114
Bolloré Blue Car
Renault Fluence ZE


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