Sunday, January 5, 2014

Ireland December 2013

Another easy win for the Leaf in Ireland

One Step Back Edition

The Irish EV market went back to 2011 levels, shrinking 70% to just 58 units, with the EV Share going down to just 0,08%.

For the third time in a row, the Nissan Leaf is crowned the best selling plug-in with 43 units sold, way ahead of the competition, the #2 Renault Kangoo ZE (7 units) and #3 Renault Twizy and Fluence ZE (3 units).

It looks as if Nissan is the only manufacturer interested in selling electric cars in the Emerald Island...

Nissan Leaf4374
Renault Kangoo ZE712
Renault Fluence ZE35
Renault Twizy35
Mitsubishi I-Miev12
BMW i312



  1. That proverbial irritant at the Irish Times can't stop stabbing in very little jokes at EVs. "...failed once more to spark any public interest ...". Very off compared to the rest of the world. Hopefully the best for 2014!

  2. Well, aren't we off to a flying start! Sales in January for the LEAF jumped from 3 in 2013 to 51 in 2014! That's roughly 0.22% of the market. Unlike the US, sales spike in January, and ever since the new registrations they too spike in July. There are no signs of any Renault Z.E.s being sold so it's utterly dominated by Nissan.

    2014 would be a bit prouder and happier for EV fans, but oddly enough, though I'm seeing LEAFs cropping up more and more, they're all 2011/12 models sold in 2013.

    1. The LEAF had 4.4% of Nissan's sales. That's not bad as 10% is their future shot and idea of job done.

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