EV registrations in Europe.
A total of 76,301 electric cars were newly registered across Europe from January to October of this year. That is more than in the whole of 2014, when 65,939 units hit the road. As expected, Norway leads the pack with 22,388 EV registrations in 2015, followed by France (17,060) and Germany (9,438).
avere-france.org (in French; with graphics)
PEV registrations in the UK.
Exactly 14,586 ultra-low emission vehicles were registered in the UK in the first half of 2015. That is a 256 percent increase compared to last year and already more than were sold on the Isles in the whole of 2014. Chinese sales look similarly bright. 29,743 EVs and 20,884 PHEVs took to the streets between January and June, an increase of 143 and 280 percent, respectively.
electriccarsreport.com (UK), autonews.gasgoo.com
PEVs in Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland.
More than a total of 60,000 PHEVs and EVs can be found on the streets of Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Norway. 10,000 had been bought in the Nordics just in the first quarter of 2015, with the trend pointing further up. Norway accounts for four out of five electric vehicles sold in the region.
PEV registrations in Europe.
According to ACEA, 24,630 electric cars and plug-in hybrids were registered in Europe in the first quarter of 2015. That is more than double (+118%) than in the same period last year. The strongest growing market was the UK with +64.2%. Hybrids saw an increase of 21.4%, totalling 56,704 units in Europe.
EV registrations in Norway.
Exactly 21.03 percent of all newly registered cars in Norway in February were plug-in vehicles. All-electric vehicles made up 18 percent of total sales. Best selling car was the VW e-Golf with 839 units sold in February. Overall, Norway continues to hold the spot of electric car heaven.
PEV shares in California and The Netherlands.
In California, every 5th out of a 1,000 is a PEV, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). This makes the Golden State the EV state of the country. Seems like the Netherlands are far ahead as there, electric and hybrid cars had a share of 15% in the last quarter of 2013. In 2014, the share normalised at 4.3%.
greencarcongress.com (USA), energypost.eu (Netherlands)
PEV registrations in California.
In California, 44,164 plug-ins were registered in the first 9 months of this year – more than in the whole of 2013. 20,516 were pure EVs while the California New Car Dealers Association counted another 23,648 plug-in hybrids.
EV registrations in France.
A total of 8,005 electric cars have been registered in France this year (Jan-Oct). That is an 8.5 percent increase compared to the same period in 2013. Sales were again spearheaded by the Renault Zoe (4,133), followed by the Nissan Leaf (1,381) and the Bolloré Bluecar (1,008).
avem.fr (in French)
EV registrations in Germany.
The registrations of new EVs in Germany rose 75.3 percent, compared to the first six-month period last year. Still, electric cars only hold a market share of 0.3% there. In Sweden, plug-ins are slowly gaining ground. With 623 new EVs sold in June, these now hold a market share of 1.52%. By the way, best-seller was Mitsubishi’s Outlander PHEV with 428 units sold.
auto-motor-und-sport.de (Germany; in German), ev-sales.blogspot.de (Sweden)
April 2014 EV registrations in the UK.
In April, the UK saw 459 new plug-in cars hit the roads. With 318 vehicles being pure-electric and 141 plug-in hybrids, the numbers have increased by 189.1% and 80.8% compared to April, 2013. Plug-less hybrids accounted for 2,197 (petrol, +39.7%) and 293 (diesel, +211.7%).
EV registrations in Canada.
As the end of January 2014, a total of 5,863 plug-in cars were registered in Canada. Best selling car was the Chevy Volt (2,627), second and third place were taken by the pure-electric vehicles Nissan Leaf (968) and Tesla Model S (753).
EV registrations in Germany and Sweden.
A mere 481 electric ars were newly registered in Germany in February – that’s 60 vehicles less than in January and a measly 0.4 percent more than in February of last year. The numbers in Sweden are not much better: Only 32 Nissan Leafs were newly registered there, compared to 69 Outlander PHEVs.
green-motors.de (Germany), ev-sales.blogspot.de (Sweden)
EV and hybrid registrations in the UK.
The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) registered 2,512 all-electric and 1,072 plug-in hybrids sold in the UK in 2013. Furthermore, the British bought almost 30,000 hybrids last year, of which 3,114 had a diesel and 26,017 a gas engine.
smmt.co.uk (Motor Industry Facts paper as pdf)
EV Registrations in Germany.
The BMW i3 was Germany’s favourite electric car with 229 units sold this January. It was followed by the Nissan Leaf (71) and Renault’s Zoe (48). The Tesla Model S found 30 buyers.
kba.de (Excel sheet)
EV Registrations in Germany.
In Germany 541 electric cars were registered last month. This is a meager 0.3% of the overall market but a 50% increase of EV sales.
kba.de (In German)
EV Registrations in Austria.
In Austria, 1,473 electric and 2,581 hybrid cars were registered last year. While the numbers are steadily increasing, EVs still only have a very small share of the market with a total of 415,313 conventional cars sold in 2013.
wienerzeitung.at (In German)
EV Registrations worldwide, BMW i3 Reviews, Fast Charging Guide.
Click tip: The website Hybridcars.com lists the top six countries for EV adoption. Their rating is based on accumulated registrations dating as far back as 2003. Just comparing the year 2012 and 2013, the Netherlands lead with a spectacular growth rate of 338%, followed by Norway (129%) and Germany with 105%.
Video tip 1: Currently, the BMW i3 is every reviewer’s object of desire. Both ‘Xcar’ and ‘The Verge’ set out to test, if the all-electric BMW would live up to their expectations. The outcome of these first contacts were vividly captured on film and with words.
youtube.com (Xcar video), theverge.com (The Verge)
Video tip 2: In a new video, Chevrolet guides Spark EV owners through the DC fast-charging process, step-by-step. What is essentially plug-and-play comes enriched with information on state-of-charge indicators and even EV charging etiquette. Don’t say, you did not know…