The EAFO have just released sales data for 2016.
EAFO you say, well they are the European Alternative Fuels Observatory based of course in Brussels that count registrations and provided data on electric, hydrogen and natural gas vehicles and fuel.
- Best selling all electric car in Europe 2016 – The Renault Zoe
- Second best selling EV – The Nissan Leaf. While the Nissan Leaf continues to lead in worldwide sales, the smaller electric car from Nissan’s alliance partner has remained on top in its home market.
- Third best selling EV 2016 – Tesla Model S.
These consistent performances have cemented the Renault-Nissan Alliance’s position as the European and world leader in battery-electric cars.
Tesla shows continued strengths with the Model S.
The chart shows the sales figure for the top EV sellers.
This chart shows the top 5 sellers that represent 75% of the EV market.
Just as the Zoe continued its streak as best-selling battery-electric car through the end of 2016, the Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid held onto the top spot in its category.
The Mitsubishi crossover continues to be the leader in the PHEV market by a considerable margin with unit sale of 21,328. Interestingly this is the same. or very close to the number of Zoe’s sold, 21,337.
Just below it in the plug-in hybrid rankings were two VW models. The Passat GTE achieved 13,248 sales, while the Golf GTE reached 11,351 sales, which combine to make VW the largest PHEV producer.
Next came two luxury models: the Mercedes-Benz C350e, with 10,321 sales, and the Volvo XC90 T8 “Twin Engine,” with 9,586 sales.
They were followed by the BMW 330e (8,702 sales), and Audi A3 Sportback e-tron (6,894 sales).
Three more BMW models rounded out the top 10 best-selling plug-in hybrids.
The BMW 225xe Active Tourer racked up 5,915 sales.