Sunday, May 10, 2015

April Preview - France, Norway and Germany

Norway is "Crazy In love" with the e-Golf

France - Zoe Shines and...That's pretty much it.

PlModelApr. Sales  
1Renault Zoe1.249
2Nissan Leaf 153
3Bolloré Blue Car112
3Renault Kangoo ZE107
5Audi A3 e-Tron e) 60

Germany - BMW i3 back at #1

BMW i3
2Audi A3 e-Tron e) 150
2Mitsu Outlander PHEV e)150

Norway - Nissan Leaf sinks
PlModelApr. Sales  
1VW e-Golf e)800
2Tesla Model S230
3Audi A3 e-Tron181
4Nissan Leaf167



  1. Typo there, Jose.
    You have Norway down as Dec sales.

  2. AnonymousMay 11, 2015
    Informations about PHEV in France, April 2015, with Audi A3 e-tron in PP with 138 sales.

  3. Right, sorry for the massive delay but Irish sales here. Nothing very special, nothing like the 800 e-Golfs Norway has seen. I can't even find a reliable or accurate figure of a few e-Golfs here! So...

    9459 passenger cars.

    8 - PHEVs ( has made this easier with new categories)

    2 Audi e-tron
    1 Porsche S Cayenne E-Hybrid (makes 1/3 of Cayenne sales)
    1 BMW i8
    1 BMW i3 REx (also BEV sold added below)
    3 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (very few out of 40 Outlanders. It's popular, well reviewed and well advertised. I think it's a lack of supply. The UK is hogging all of them!)

    I counted, 37 EVs (including vans)

    31 Nissan LEAFS
    1 Nissan e-NV200
    1 BMW i3 BEV

    Now this is where problems begin. Just when things started to get better...

    Renault is said to have sold 4 EVs in total, but only 2 ZOEs.
    The other two are listed as Twingos (I hope not mistaken for Twizy's since it's no longer selectable and there's no way to proveif this is just a mistake).

    Therefore, 2 Renault ZOE

    Now, the Volkswagen. It's doing it again. The e-Golf lists 4 units, but two not being in the 0-120g/km of CO2, while 1 is listed as electric. I guess the only proof I found is that there's only one e-Golf (listed as an EV) that has a capacity of 'Not over 1000cc)

    Therefore, I'd say 1 VW e-Golf was sold

    Lastly, 1 Renault Kangoo Z.E.

    The biggest thing to address here was that it did make another sale in January. Just to bump up the score a bit.

    I think the overall market share for April (including the vans) was 0.475%

    1. Thanks Offib for another great report on Ireland!

    2. Thanks, Jose. Of course, this is nothing! We know what's happening. Silence before the storm. July is going to bring the numbers, while every month after that is going to raise up the market percentage.

      It's going to be that. Nothing is going to make significant change. The VW GTE has just been introduced, but not many GTIs are sold in the first place. I think the new recruits have dried up this year.