In First Half of 2013, Renault-Nissan Leads European EV Sales

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Europe-Renault-ZoeElectricWill this work? - We hope so: "Electric cars to use bus lanes in UK cities". Read more ... » vehicleOutlander BEV to come? Nissan buys controlling share in Mitsubishi for $2.1 billion. Read more ... » salesTotal Count : UK electric car sales surge in 2014. Read more ... » data from most European countries for the first half of the year have now been published, and it’s timeApparently: The World's Biggest Car Company Wants to Get Rid of Gasoline. Read more ... » for an analysis. There’s no denying the electric carWill this work? - We hope so: "Electric cars to use bus lanes in UK cities". Read more ... » is a growing marketApparently: The World's Biggest Car Company Wants to Get Rid of Gasoline. Read more ... », but it’s clearly not seeing the growth many had hoped.

The leading£11 million to research carbon-cutting technology. Read more ... » country is still NorwayUK: Motorways to have charging stations for electric cars to encourage more people to switch to battery-powered vehicles. Read more ... », where EVsUpdate: TfL Selects IER to drive Source London forward. Read more ... » enjoyed an incredible 3Norway Is Model Society for Electric Vehicles. Read more ... » percent of the overall car market. If the same thing would happen in the U.S. that would have put 230,000 EVs on the road. In tiny Norway, that means only 3,088 carsWill this work? - We hope so: "Electric cars to use bus lanes in UK cities". Read more ... », but that’s enough to lead EuropeWait almost over: Audi A3 E-tron in Europe this year, US next year, and Australia later. Read more ... » by far.

The second country is FranceFrance: 2014 EV Registrations Total = 16,222 units. Top 3 Sellers Rank: Zoe, Kangoo ZE, Leaf. Read more ... », with 4Soon to join Streets of London: Renault to build Bollore's electric Bluecars. Read more ... »,777 EVs sold in the first half. Those sales make France the leading European country by the numberElectric News: Nissan #Leaf price cut by £2,500 (starts at £23,490). Read more ... » of EVs sold, but their market share was just 0Sales of Battery Electric Cars In France Rose By 50% in 2013. Read more ... ».5Battery Breakthrough To Boost Nissan Electric Cars To One In 10 Sales Around 2020, Exec Says. Read more ... » percent. That includes 0.2Norway Is Model Society for Electric Vehicles. Read more ... » percent of vehicle sales last month in GermanyWait almost over: Audi A3 E-tron in Europe this year, US next year, and Australia later. Read more ... », and below 0.1Sales of Battery Electric Cars In France Rose By 50% in 2013. Read more ... » percent of the market in every other European country. Sales data is inflated in some countries, because the Chevrolet VoltUSA: GM working on 200-mile electric car, exec says. Read more ... » (and its sister model2013 Nissan Leaf first drive review. Read more ... », the Opel AmperaBad news for plug-ins: Ampera to cut battery pack range vs US Sister Volt spec, instead going for sales and smaller economy: 15 miles ev mode in 2013 release. Read more ... ») count as a plug-in hybridElectric Car and Plug-in Hybrid. Read more ... » in some countries, and as a true EVWill this work? - We hope so: "Electric cars to use bus lanes in UK cities". Read more ... » in others. Finding exact data is tough.

 

Europe-Nissan-LeafBest-selling EV in Norway, the Nissan2013 Nissan Leaf first drive review. Read more ... » LeafIf London M25 Orbital had #ElectricCar rapid #charging at every Service Station - #EV sales would soar. Can't wait.. Read more ... ».
The most successful modelsOutlander BEV to come? Nissan buys controlling share in Mitsubishi for $2.1 billion. Read more ... » were the Nissan LEAF2013 Nissan Leaf first drive review. Read more ... », which had 2,477 sales in Norway (80Volkswagen e-Up and Golf Blue e-Motion prices for 2013. Read more ... » percent market share), and the RenaultBetter Late than Never: Renault Twizy, or rather Nissan "New Mobility Concept" gets kudos. Read more ... » ZoeRenault Zoe EV on sale June in UK from £13,650. Read more ... », which had 3,592 sales in France (75How many Renault Twizy 's #ev are left in the wild?. Read more ... » percent market share).

The Renault Zoe should have fared better in France, where the Renault has been the leading brand for decades. And the Zoe is the perfect size for the French#electricCar Travels from UK to France. Registration with KiWhi Network. Read more ... » market, as the Renault Clio easily proves. It’s the same size as the Zoe but with a choice of gas and diesel engines. It found 12Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Is Europe’s Best Selling #ev PlugIn Vehicle #PHEV. Read more ... » times more customers than the Zoe.

Too expensive to be a best-seller: the VolkswagenVW electric car on the new MEB platform will have 311 miles of range for 2019. Read more ... » E-UpThe e-up! This fall of 2013: Volkswagen Unveils Its First Production Electric Car. Read more ... »!

Der neue Volkswagen e-up!
Another strange thing: It’s difficult to understand why the French have bought more than four times as many EVs as the British (4,777 versus 1,049). The best explanation lies in the strength of the Renault brand in France, but it’s not enough. The British and the French autoUK: Half of Plug-in Car Grants unclaimed. Read more ... » market are roughly the same size, but France is going through a recession. NewKia’s electric car on sale in 2014 – but will it be for UK?. Read more ... » car sales there are down 11Nissan reaches 10,000 Leaf electric car sales in UK. Read more ... » percent. Meanwhile, Britain is booming with new car sales up by 10Total Count : UK electric car sales surge in 2014. Read more ... » percent. Incentives...Some Secrets We Think We Know About Tesla's Model 3. Read more ... » are nearly the same. There is €7Denmark : #EV #ElectricCar sales on the rise. Read more ... »,000 from the governmentWill this work? - We hope so: "Electric cars to use bus lanes in UK cities". Read more ... » to buyUPDATED: Tesla Model S Gets New 90-kWh Battery, 'Ludicrous' Performance Mode. Read more ... » an EV in France ($8Denmark : #EV #ElectricCar sales on the rise. Read more ... »,974), and £5,000 in the U.K. ($7,443).

Still, Renault made an embarrassingly bad choice when it decided that its EVs would not be sold with batteriesICED Justice: Council powers on with plan to install more electric car charging points in North Lincolnshire. Read more ... » included. The battery2013 Nissan Leaf first drive review. Read more ... » pack must be leased, but some people don’t wantUSA: LEAF “No Charge To Charge” Program Now Live. Read more ... » that and will therefore never buy a Renault EV.

The obvious challenger to Nissan-Renalt would be Volkswagen, Europe‘s leading car maker. VWElectric Car and Plug-in Hybrid. Read more ... » just announced the priceUK: Half of Plug-in Car Grants unclaimed. Read more ... » of its upcoming e-UP! small car: €26US Report: EV Sales Progressing Faster Than Hybrids Did A Decade Ago. Read more ... »,900. That’s €2,790 less than a base Nissan LEAF which is much larger, and has a 24US Report: EV Sales Progressing Faster Than Hybrids Did A Decade Ago. Read more ... » kWh battery when the VW only has 18Renault Electric Program Director: Next-Generation Renault ZOE With Real-World Range Of 186 Miles. Read more ... ».7 kWhs. That could inhibit e-UP! sales.

We can remain confident that EV sales will keep rising, but nobody’s expecting a sharp rise.

By Laurent J. Masson

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