Plug-in EV car sales in Europe up 46% in October 2019

feedback@motor1.com (Mark Kane)
Renault Zoe test (2019)

Plug-in hybrids entered a higher gear in Europe again, so the joint market share of BEVs/PHEVs went up to 4%.

While the Chinese and North American markets are experiencing (kind of temporary) a decrease of plug-in electric car sales, Europe moves forward with healthy growth rate.

In October, some 48,219 plug-ins were sold (up 46% year-over-year) according to EV Sales Blog, which notes also that PHEVs increased 75% almost matching BEVs, which increased 26%.

Together, all plug-ins hold roughly 4% of sales for the month, which is quite an achievement.

After ten months of 2019, sales amounted to over 429,250 at an average of 3.2% market share (2.0% or two-thirds for BEVs).

Plug-in sales:

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Europe – October 2019

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Most popular models

As Tesla had a slower month of deliveries, and Renault ZOE is in the transition to a new generation, the month didn't bring any spectacular results - aside from high results of PHEVs, especially in Germany.

Top 5 for the month:

  • Renault ZOE - 3,440 (down 15%) and 38,142 YTD
  • Nissan LEAF - 3,028 (down 37%) and 27,573 YTD
  • Volkswagen e-Golf - 2,908 (up 18%) and 22,612 YTD
  • BMW i3 - 3,679 (up 17%) and 27,284 YTD
  • Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV - 2,574 (down 7%) and 29,283 YTD
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Source: EV Sales Blog