In May 2019, Plug-In EV Car Sales In Europe Increased By 28%

Renault ZOE was the best selling plug-in model in Europe again, by a wide margin.

The number of passenger plug-in electric car registrations in Europe amounted in May to around 37,400, which is 28% more than a year ago.

Almost two-thirds of the segment (63%) are all-electric cars – around 24,000.

Overall market share increased to 2.6% for the month and 2.9% for the first five months of 2019 (over 201,000 registrations).

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Europe – May 2019

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As Tesla Model 3 is waiting for another great month in June, Renault ZOE continues to lead the market in May with more than 4,100 registrations. The French subcompact does well, which gives hope that the third-generation will raise the bar even higher. On the other hand, the Nissan LEAF was out of the top 5 for the month.

Here are the top 5 for the month:

  • Renault ZOE – 4,106 (up 62%) and 19,398 YTD
  • Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV – 3,286 (up 121%) and 15,402 YTD
  • Tesla Model 3 – 2,849 (new) and 26,176 YTD
  • BMW i3 – 2,718 (up 56%) and 13,850 YTD
  • Volkswagen e-Golf – 1,993 (up 34%) and 10,372

Decent sales results were noted by Audi e-tron, Jaguar I-PACE and Hyundai Kona Electric.