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|  ELECTRIC CAR SALES  | EUROPE |  AID DATA  
Germany leading BEV sales in NovemberGermany, Europe's largest market for electric car sales in November... ahead of Norway

Setting a new milestone, this November Germany headed Europe’s electric (BEV) car sales chart, according to AID’s provisional round-up of November’s West European BEV market. With 3,031 pure electric cars hitting Germany’s roads for the first time this November - a near threefold jump in monthly sales - Germany nudged aside Norway into the unfamiliar second position 


  | Volkswagen takes West Europe’s October electric car sales crown
 
| Mitsubishi has highest plug-in sales share in Europe

 


 

| EUROPE | PLUG-IN VEHICLES |   AID DATA      
European plug-in sales by manufacturer 2017Mitsubishi has highest plug-in sales share in Europe

Mitsubishi, thanks in large measure to the striking popularity of its Outlander PHEV – today’s top selling PHEV in Western Europe - has the highest plug-in share in Western Europe. Some 17.2 per cent of the new cars sold by Mitsubishi in Western Europe during the ten months to October this year were fitted with an electric plug. That’s 15,800 sold plug-in cars, made up almost entirely of the company’s still popular Outlander PHEV, according to exclusive AID sales estimates 


  | Volkswagen takes West Europe’s October electric car sales crown
 
| Mitsubishi Outlander still leads Europe’s PHEV model sales league

 


 

| EUROPE | ELECTRIC CAR SALES |   AID DATA     
Europe electric car registrations October 2017Volkswagen takes West Europe’s October electric car sales crown

Germany’s crisis-rocked Volkswagen Group, condemned to pay tens of billions of euros in both rectification and penalties for its part in the market-changing dieselgate scandal, has overtaken Renault to become West Europe’s best-selling electric car (BEV) brand. A first tell-tale sign of what the future holds in store, this is the first time that this much-chastened German company has captured this closely watched position


  | West Europe’s 9-months BEV sales already exceed full year 2016 total
 
| In Europe Tesla just keeps climbing, but second glance reveals less rosy picture

 


 

| September electric car sales Western Europe BEVEUROPE | ELECTRIC CAR SALES |   AID DATA   
West Europe’s 9-months BEV sales already exceed full year 2016 total  

More pure electric cars have already been sold so far this year than the whole of last year. In Western Europe, with just three months left to the end of the year, the electric car industry has already broken all previous sales records, registering a total of 96,882 BEVs so far this year, already marginally up on full year 2016 sales, according to AID’s own exclusive numbers. AID investigates



  | In Europe Tesla just keeps climbing, but second glance reveals less rosy picture
 
| Europe’s BEV picture brightens

 


 

| Tesla West European Sales Data AID 2017EUROPE | ELECTRIC CAR SALES |   AID DATA   
In Europe Tesla just keeps climbing, but second glance reveals less rosy picture  

During the nine months to September this year, sales of Tesla’s highly successful Model S and X in Western Europe may still be trailing Renault’s ZOE in pole position, or for that matter the second and third placed BMW i3 and Nissan Leaf, but in West Europe’s BEV car sales league the Tesla brand already ranks as Europe’s number two


  | Audi claws back August prestige sector crown in China
 
| Mercedes, the calm before the storm?

 


 

| West European electric car sales BEV data and analysis August 2017EUROPE | ELECTRIC CAR SALES | AID DATA    
Europe’s BEV picture brightens  

In what generally ranks as the most significant holiday month of the year, typified more often than not by dealers’ deserted car showrooms, August still stands out as this year’s third best sales month for electric cars in (BEVs) Western Europe. The lively rate of growth seen of late in much of Europe, and this August in particular, gives rise to the more upbeat view that from now on electric cars in Europe could sell in higher numbers than forecasters in and out of the industry had earlier predicted


  | Toyota hybrids still reaping benefits of dieselgate scandal
 
| Record month at home for Volkswagen’s electric car sales

 


 

| Hybrid car sales analysis W Europe 2017 H1HYBRID MARKET ANALYSIS
Toyota hybrids still reaping benefits of dieselgate scandal  

The comparatively sharp and sudden swing in Europe’s diesel car sales fortunes - with the pendulum swinging this time into the wrong direction - is deeply gratifying for Toyota’s European car sales operation. That’s because hordes of today’s jittery European diesel car drivers appear to be dumping their newly demonised diesels for what many see as the next best future-proof alternative on Europe’s fuel-economy front 


  | Toyota eyes on Europe’s slipping diesel car market, hybrids pushed as safe haven
 
| Hybrid sales share in Western Europe and US reach near identical 2%

 


 

| Germany VW BEV electric car sales spikeGERMANY | ELECTRIC CAR MARKET 
Record month at home for VW's electric car sales  

Never before in Germany’s short electric car (BEVs) history has Volkswagen found as many willing home buyers for its BEVs as this August. Buoyed expectedly by VW’s sky-high €11,760 domestic subsidy for anyone willing to scrap an old diesel in exchange for a new e-Golf BEV, Volkswagen’s August electric car sales in Germany zoomed to 539 units, according to official German KBA car registration numbers 


  | Volkswagen still losing market share battle
 
| July’s BEV turnout in Europe paints brighter picture

 


 

| July electric car sales Western Europe BEVEUROPE | ELECTRIC CAR MARKET |   AID DATA  
July’s BEV turnout in Europe paints brighter picture  

There can be little doubt. West Europe's electric car market (BEVs) suddenly looks a great deal healthier, and the underlying message of recent months seems to support the upbeat view that BEV demand across Western Europe now appear to be strengthening with almost every month passing 


  | July sees neck-and-neck BEV sales in Germany and Norway
 
| Electric car (BEV) June sales share hits 1% mark

 


 

| West European Hybrid sales Q1 2017GERMANY | AFV 
Hyundai-Kia eyes on Toyota’s long-uncontested leadership of European hybrid car market  

It may still be tiny and best known by Toyota’s hitherto uncontested sector leadership, but Europe’s market for simple petrol-electric hybrid cars may be about to enjoy a new lease of life as millions of Europe’s anxious diesel car owners appear ready to desert the crisis-hit diesel car market in droves. Hyundai-Kia, sensing an opportunity and hoping that today’s hybrid car sales trickle can soon turn into a stream, have only recently opened their hybrid car stall in Europe 


  | July sees neck-and-neck BEV sales in Germany and Norway
 
| Toyota eyes on Europe’s slipping diesel car market, hybrids pushed as safe haven

 


 

| April electric car sales Western Europe BEVEUROPE | ELECTRIC CAR MARKET
July sees neck-and-neck BEV sales in Germany and Norway  

Germany’s electric car market seems set to start this year’s second half in the manner it spent the first half of this year, growing markedly faster than expected 


  | Electric car (BEV) June sales share hits 1% mark
 
| AID forecasts record 100,000 plus electric car sales in Western Europe this year

 


 

| West European electric car sales H1 AID dataEUROPE | ELECTRIC CAR MARKET |   AID DATA 
Electric car (BEV) June sales share hits 1% mark 

In Western Europe’s June market BEVs captured 1% car sales share, buoyed by hot sales in both Norway and Germany, AID data reveals. Europe’s electric car market, coming hot on the heels of a record first quarter, has lost little fizz during subsequent months. That’s underlined by latest AID compiled figures showing that regional BEV sales between April and June this year reached the second highest quarterly sales figure on record. A lively start to this year’s BEV sales season by any measure. 


  | AID forecasts record 100,000 plus electric car sales in Western Europe this year
 
| April disappoints with 8 per cent fall in car sales

 


 

| West European Electric car sales May history 2017EUROPE | ELECTRIC CAR MARKET |   AID DATA 
AID forecasts record 100,000 plus electric car sales in Western Europe this year

The take-up rate for pure electric cars in Europe, excluding plug-in hybrids, may still be a great deal slower than the industry had earlier expected, but despite the sector’s comparative snails’ pace rate of growth, the electric car industry may draw some comfort from AID’s latest prediction that this year’s electric car market in Western Europe is now forecast to breach the 100,000 level for the very first time, thus setting a new all-time record


  | March sees highest-ever electric car sales total on record
 
| Tesla Model S photo finish in Europe’s 2016 luxury sector car sales race

 

 


 

| EUROPE | ELECTRIC CAR MARKET |   AID DATA    
April electric car sales Western Europe BEVApril BEV electric car sales slide back into slow lane

April’s electric car market, on the face of it, retains all the familiar hallmarks of an excruciatingly slow advancing market segment, suggesting that Europe’s inevitable shift towards a new era of electric vehicle propulsion will be a great deal slower than some industry optimists had earlier anticipated. The down to earth view that Europe’s BEV market still remains miles short of reaching a potential breakthrough level is driven home by the realisation that at this year’s one-third stage West Europe’s BEV sales share has reached 0.8 per cent. That compares with nearly 0.7 per cent at the same stage last year, according to AID’s own data 


  | Toyota eyes on Europe’s slipping diesel car market
 
| March sees highest-ever electric car sales total on record

 


 

| EUROPE | ELECTRIC CAR MARKET |   AID DATA     
Q1 West European BEV sales BMW i3March sees highest-ever electric car sales total on record

Signs that West Europe’s electric car market is now in better health than for some time are contained in AID’s latest round-up of the region’s electric car sales.  Never before in Europe’s comparatively short electric car history have so many pure electric cars (BEVs) been registered as this March.


  | Toyota eyes on Europe’s slipping diesel car market, hybrids pushed as safe haven
 
| Europe's February BEV electric car market builds on positive start to the year

 


 

| HYBRIDS    
West European Hybrid sales Q1 2017Toyota eyes on Europe’s slipping diesel car market, hybrids pushed as safe haven

Keen to cash in with its more future-proof hybrids while Europe’s diesel image is slipping deeper into the dumps, Toyota has put some extra muscle behind its European hybrid sales drive. Toyota, after regaining the coveted title of biggest seller of Japanese cars in the region, currently stands out as one of Europe’s biggest gainers, thanks in no small measure to the less vulnerable qualities of its petrol-electric hybrids


  | Hybrid sales share in Western Europe and US reach near identical 2%
 
| EDITORIAL | Diesels: are German deserters switching to Toyota hybrids?

 


 

| WESTERN EUROPE | ELECTRIC CAR MARKET |  AID EXCLUSIVE    
February BEV Electric car registrations 2017Europe's February BEV electric car market builds on positive start to the year

Already two months through the current year and a notable build-up of steam in Germany, and in particular across some of West Europe’s smaller markets, February’s somewhat hotter than expected one-third jump in electric car (BEV) registrations gives rise to the cautious but nevertheless promising view that West Europe’s BEV market still tells an upbeat tale


  | Europe’s 2017 electric car BEV market off to good start
 
| Last year’s European BEV car share remained stuck at an unchanged 0.68%

 


 

| WESTERN EUROPE | ELECTRIC CAR MARKET |  AID EXCLUSIVE    
Tesla European Sales 2016 AID
Tesla Model S photo finish in Europe’s 2016 luxury sector car sales race

Last year’s European sales race in the status-rich market for the large saloons favoured by senior bankers and bureaucrats ended with a classic photo-finish between the Mercedes’ S-Class - the traditional sector leader - BMW’s 7-Series and Tesla’s Model-S.


  | Europe’s 2017 electric car BEV market off to good start
 
| Zoe was last year’s top-selling BEV in Western Europe

 


 

| HYBRIDS | AID EXCLUSIVE   
Hybrid car sales Western Europe 2016
Hybrid sales share in Western Europe and US reach near identical 2%

Petrol-electric hybrids, historically best typified by Toyota’s pioneering Prius, may have taken Japan’s car market by storm, where they already attract one-in-four sales, but in Europe’s diesel dominated car market these petrol-electric hybrids have clearly failed to get off the ground and in consequence have languished in the long familiar wallflower position, at least until now


  | Japan – Global car hybrid capital
 
| Europe’s 2017 electric car BEV market off to good start

 


 

| WESTERN EUROPE | ELECTRIC CAR MARKET |  AID EXCLUSIVE
Hyundai Ioniq Electric car January BEV car sales Europe
Europe’s 2017 electric car BEV market off to good start

West Europe’s electric car registrations (BEVs) got off to a good start. AID’s exclusively compiled electric car registration figures for January show a sharp rise of more than a half to some 9,299 units. It helped lift the region’s BEV sales share to 0.85 per cent, a near 0.3 percentage point gain on the same month last year, which clearly ranks as good news for the industry


  | Mitsubishi Outlander still leads Europe’s PHEV model sales league
 
| Zoe was last year’s top-selling BEV in Western Europe, AID’s own data reveals


 

| JAPAN |  AID EXCLUSIVE
Japan Nissan Note e-Power HybridJapan – Global car hybrid capital?

Last year’s sales of Standard category cars rose by a trendbucking 10 per cent to 1.49 million units, boosting the sector share to 35.9 per cent, a new record for the sector, according to JADA numbers and AID research. Equally revealing, among last year’s top-five best selling cars were two hybrids. Apart from Toyota’s Prius in pole position, third slot in the league went to Toyota’s Aqua, the full hybrid version of a car sold in Europe as the Toyota Yaris. The two Toyota model’s were split by Honda’s N-Box kei-car.


  | China, US and W. Europe live up to autoindustry’s ‘pillars of strength’ reputation
 
| Soth Korea | Diesel Fallout


 

| WESTERN EUROPE | ELECTRIC CAR MARKET |  AID EXCLUSIVE
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV 2016 European salesMitsubishi Outlander still leads Europe’s PHEV model sales league

It remains one of the oldest campaigners in this fast-expanding pack of plug-in hybrids (PHEVs), but the combined attractions of SUV-Crossover club membership, appealing performance and still tempting financial and other purchase incentives have again crowned Mitsubishi’s stalwart Outlander PHEV as West Europe’s top-selling PHEV for the second year running, according to exclusive AID compiled numbers



  | PHEVs remain out in front
 
| PHEVs, after briefly losing out to BEVs regain the upper hand this January


 

| EUROPE | ELECTRIC CAR MARKET |  AID EXCLUSIVE
PHEVs remain out in front

AID compiled exclusive figures show that PHEVs still dominate Europe’s still tiny Plug-in market, and last year sold nearly four times faster than BEVs. The day that manufacturers of the pure electric cars (BEV) typified by Nissan’s Leaf or Tesla’s Model S may have been dreading has arrived: The fast-expanding new breed of Plug-in-hybrids (PHEVs), a sector still typified today by Mitsubishi’s still sector-dominating Outlander PHEV, is not only outselling electric cars, but last year’s PHEV sales in Western Europe also grew almost four times faster than sales of pure electric cars (BEVs), according to AID’s own data



  | In Europe PHEVs already outsell electric cars
 
| Rosier glow to Europe’s hybrid car market, thanks chiefly to PHEVs


 

| NORWAY | ELECTRIC CAR MARKET |  AID EXCLUSIVE
Norway PHEV car sales full year 2016PHEVs, after briefly losing out to BEVs late last year regain the upper hand this January

The biggest test of the electric car industry’s ability to regain some of the strong earlier following of new car buyers has begun to unfold at dealerships across Norway


  | In Europe PHEVs already outsell electric cars
 
| Rosier glow to Europe’s hybrid car market, thanks chiefly to PHEVs


 

| EUROPE | ELECTRIC CAR MARKET |  AID EXCLUSIVE    
Renault Zoe tops best seller electric car BEV list in Western Europe 2016Renault Zoe was last year’s top-selling electric car (BEV) in Western Europe, AID’s own data reveal

Renault’s Zoe was last year’s top-selling electric car in Western Europe with 21,240 registered, 15.3 per cent higher than the 18,423 units registered in the previous full year, according to AID’s exclusive own data. Adding more praise, with 2,853 cars registered Zoe also topped December’s West Europe’s BEV league. But it certainly wasn’t a one horse race. Nissan’s Leaf took last year’s runner-up slot followed in third position by BMW’s i3, which was last year’s fastest notable gainer, according to AID’s exclusive data


  | European BEV share remained stuck at an unchanged 0.68 per cent
 
| Tesla’s previous European highflyer takes a nosedive


 

| EUROPE | ELECTRIC CAR MARKET |  AID EXCLUSIVE    
Full year 2016 electric car sales BEV plug-in EuropeLast year’s European BEV electric car share remained unchanged at 0.68%

Last year’s electric car (BEV) market in Western Europe, after progressively losing all of the fizz witnessed during the early part of the year, ended on a decidedly downbeat note. AID’s own exclusively compiled figures reveal that last year’s BEV sales – excluding plug-in-hybrids (PHEVs) - rose by a slightly slower than average 4.6 per cent to just 94,056 units. Testament to the view that true underlying BEV demand in Europe remains a great dealer lower than some optimistic prognosticators had earlier anticipated, last year’s European BEV share remained stuck at an unchanged 0.68 per cent  


  | November’s Electric Car market sees 6th fall in past 7-months
 
| Tesla’s previous European highflyer takes a nosedive


 

| EUROPE | ELECTRIC CAR MARKET |  AID EXCLUSIVE    
November’s BEV market sees 6th fall in past 7-months

The 6th fall in the past seven months, with November’s West European electric car sales (BEVs) falling by 1.4 per cent, gives credence to the downbeat view that European consumers’ appetite for latest electric cars, despite on-going sweetheart BEV ownership conditions and tempting financial purchase/lease incentives, remains a great deal weaker than the industry had hoped.  


  | BMW’s i3 heads October’s electric top-sellers chart
 
| Joint autoindustry move to turbocharge Europe’s BEV recharging infrastructure


 

| WORLD | URBAN MOBILITY 
Car hailing services urban mobility uber gett moiaVW unveils MOIA - landmark car-hailing UBER fighter - as Group’s 13th brand

Volkswagen, evidently concerned about its place in a world where notably fewer individuals may choose to own their own cars, particularly in forever expanding global cities, decided to get further into the act with the launch of its own ride-hailing and mobility service company. Called MOIA, Volkswagen Group’s own start-up - launched at London tech show - is a stand-alone Zeitgeist service mobility brand to be headquartered in Europe’s emerging tech capital, Berlin.  


  | BMW’s i3 heads October’s electric top-sellers chart
 
| Joint autoindustry move to turbocharge Europe’s BEV recharging infrastructure


 

| EUROPE | ELECTRIC CAR MARKET |  AID EXCLUSIVE     
BMW i3 Top selling electric car OctoberBMW’s i3 heads October’s electric top-sellers chart

The BMW i3, for the third consecutive month, topped West Europe’s electric best sellers’ list last month and is third in the year-to-date listing behind the still segment leading Renault Zoe and Nissan’s second placed Leaf



  | October’s BEV electric car market runs out of charge in Europe
 
| Tesla’s previous European highflyer takes a nosedive


 

| EUROPE | ELECTRIC CAR MARKET    
CSS Combo Ultra Fast Charging network AID Newsletter SuperchargerJoint autoindustry move to turbocharge Europe’s long distance BEV recharging infrastructure

BMW, Daimler, Ford, Volkswagen Group, including Audi and Porsche, jointly announced today to turbocharge the creation of an ultra-fast electric car (BEV) recharging network in Europe in order to pave the way for anxiety-free long-distance electric car travel across Europe’s major road and motorway network 



  | October’s BEV electric car market runs out of charge in Europe
 
| Tesla’s previous European highflyer takes a nosedive


 

| EUROPE | ELECTRIC CAR MARKET |  AID EXCLUSIVE 
West European Electric car sales trends October 2016 AID NewsletterOctober’s electric car market runs out of charge in Europe

Europe’s electric car market is faring a great deal worse than hoped only a year ago. Despite generous ongoing purchase and user incentives, a steady rise in electric car choice, a gradual uplift in real-life driving range and continuing electric car infrastructure improvements, European consumers’ appetite for today’s electric cars (BEVs) still remains a great deal weaker than the industry had hoped. That’s the stark message from AID’s exclusively compiled October electric car registration figures for the whole of Western Europe


  | Electric car market, stuck in neutral for four months, gets back into gear in September
 
| Europe’s electric car market suffers 4th monthly fall in a row


 

| EUROPE | ELECTRIC CAR MARKET |  AID EXCLUSIVE
West European Car sales Electric SeptemberElectric car market, stuck in neutral for four months, gets back into gear in September

Those with a vested interest in the electric car market breathed a collective sigh of relief as AID compiled figures showed a strong 38.6 per cent jump in West Europe’s September electric car registrations, reversing four straight monthly declines.


  | Europe’s electric car market suffers 4th monthly fall in a row
 
| Far from picking up speed, in Europe electric car demand has lurched into reverse


 

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EUROPE | ELECTRIC CAR MARKET |  AID EXCLUSIVE
European car sales August 2016Europe’s electric car market suffers 4th monthly fall in a row

Electric car sales in Western Europe, excluding PHEVs (Plug-In-Hybrids), fell for the fourth month in a row in August posting a 1.2 per cent dip from the same month last year. Without France, which saw a 38.9 per cent sales gain, West Europe’s August electric car sales (BEVs) fell 6.7 per cent widening the sales shortfall to date to 6.1 per cent, according to AID’s exclusively compiled data


  | Europe’s July electric car sales stumble for 3rd month running
 
| Slow drift back to cheaper petrol cars

 



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EUROPE | ELECTRIC CAR MARKET |  AID EXCLUSIVE
West European passenger car sales July 2016 AID NewsletterEurope’s July electric car sales stumble for 3rd month running


West Europe’s electric car registrations (BEV) – excluding plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) - tumbled further in July, with registrations dropping by nearly a quarter from year-ago, marking this year’s steepest percentage decline and the third successive drop in a row, exclusive AID figures reveal


  | Tesla’s previous European highflyer takes a nosedive
 
| Far from picking up speed, in Europe electric car demand has lurched into reverse

 



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EUROPE | ELECTRIC CAR MARKET |  AID EXCLUSIVE
Tesla 7-Months registrations Europe 2016 vs. 2016Tesla’s previous European highflyer takes a nosedive


Tesla’s bigwigs across the pond, after removing their rose-tinted spectacles may be about to realise to their horror how much greyer this year’s electric European skies look. Seven months through the year, West Europe’s Tesla registrations already trail last year’s comparative levels by almost a quarter. But according to AID’s exclusive figures, it was a more than halving in Tesla’s July registrations in Western Europe that finally drove home the message that in Europe Tesla’s cars appear to have lost much of their earlier attraction as the year progressed. AID investigates


  | Renault’s ZOE, thanks to home advantage, remains W.Europe’s leading electric car
 
| Tesla’s Model S outsold Mercedes S-Class in Europe last year

 



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EUROPE | ELECTRIC CAR MARKET |  AID EXCLUSIVE
Renault Zoe charging Hamburg GermanyRenault’s ZOE, thanks to home advantage, remains W.Europe’s leading electric car


A distinct home advantage, chiefly France’s €10,000 super bonus, plus an encouraging steady take-up in both Norway and the UK has handed West Europe’s half year electric car sales crown to Renault’s ZOE. According to AID’s exclusive numbers, half year ZOE sales in Western Europe soared by a trend-bucking 40.7 per cent to a chart-topping 11,710 units. More than half - 6,526 units - found buyers in domestic France. 


  | Rosier glow to Europe’s hybrid car market, thanks chiefly to PHEVs
 
| Far from picking up speed, in Europe electric car demand has lurched into reverse

 



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EUROPE | ELECTRIC CAR MARKET |  AID EXCLUSIVE          
H1 European Electric car sales AID NewsletterFar from picking up speed, in Europe electric car demand has lurched into reverse

According to AID’s exclusive research, June saw the second successive month of falling electric car sales in Europe, cutting West Europe’s electric car sales share for the month to 0.59 per cent from 0.70 per cent during the same month last year. Not only has this year’s electric car market failed to pick up speed from an already distressingly low level, sales in May and June lurched into reverse. But perhaps most disheartening for electric car makers, Germany’s car buying public, following the belated introduction of a €4,000 electric car subsidy at the start of this month, appears to have given an early thumbs down to the scheme



  | Rosier glow to Europe’s hybrid car market, thanks chiefly to PHEVs
 
| Europe’s electric car market fails to build up steam

 



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EUROPE | HYBRID CAR MARKET |  AID EXCLUSIVE     
Hybrid car sales Western Europe 2016 AID NewsletterRosier glow to Europe’s hybrid car market, thanks chiefly to PHEVs

Supported increasingly by the strengthening pillar of subsidised Plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) in some regional hot spots such as the UK and Norway for example, this year’s underlying demand for cars in the overall hybrid category has continued to outpace an already fast recovering overall European car market, but it isn’t quite what it seems
 

  | Slow drift back to cheaper petrol cars
 
| Can Europe’s diesel car market heal itself after the crisis?

 


 

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EUROPE | PHEV CAR MARKET |  AID EXCLUSIVE     
Volvo XC90 PHEV plug-in West Europe sales May 2016In Europe PHEVs already outsell electric cars

Sales of plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) in Western Europe continue to rise as both environment- and value-conscious consumers, thanks principally to the lure of tempting plug-in grants in some markets such as the UK, are now opting in growing numbers for the flexibility of today’s PHEVs.

  | PHEVs – Take off or transitory blip?
 
| Last year the Netherlands stood out as Europe’s towering PHEV capital

 


 

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EUROPE | ELECTRIC CAR MARKET |  AID EXCLUSIVE     
West European Electric Car sales May YTD Europe’s electric car market fails to build up steam

May’s electric car sales down 0.7 per cent, lower sales in half of West Europe’s electric car markets – dragged down by sudden cooling demand in Norway

For the emerging electric car industry, doing business in Europe has been anything but a joy ride. Last month, Europe’s car buyers not only bought far fewer electric cars than expected, but to the dismay of an outwardly upbeat electric car industry, May sales of pure electric cars in Western Europe fell in ten of the sixteen markets monitored by AID every month.

  | Europe’s April electric car charge drops to near zero  
 
| Tesla’s Model S outsold Mercedes S-Class in Europe last year

 

 


 

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EUROPE | ELECTRIC CAR MARKET |  AID EXCLUSIVE   
Electric car sales Europe April 2016 AID NewsletterEurope’s April electric car charge drops to near zero

April electric car sales in Europe grow at slowest rate for 18-months, but imminent start of German E-Car subsidies offers glimmer of hope. AID’s exclusively compiled figures reveal that sales of electric cars - excluding PHEVs - in Western Europe in April rose 9.9 per cent to 7,300 units compared with 6,644 during the same month last year. 

  | Is Norway’s love-affair with the electric car over?  
 
| March electric car sales in Western Europe reach highest total for any month on record

  

 


 

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NORWAY | ELECTRIC CAR MARKET |  AID EXCLUSIVE      
Norway PHEV PEV sales trends 2016 AID NewsletterIs Norway’s love-affair with the electric car over?

At a time when Norway’s previously bullish and expansionary electric car market veered off course after encountering sudden and previously unexpected turbulence, AID reports on possible reasons leading to this sudden squall of change. Is this the beginning of a big change in Norway’s closely watched car buying pattern? 

  | March electric car sales in W- Europe reach highest total for any month on record  
 
| PHEVs – Take off or transitory blip?

  

 


 

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W. EUROPE | ELECTRIC CAR MARKET |  AID EXCLUSIVE
West European car sales Q1 Western Europe graphMarch electric car sales in Western Europe reach highest total for any month on record  

Electric car sales in Western Europe, excluding plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) last month reached the highest-ever level for any month on record, but the rate of growth slowed sharply to the lowest level for sixteen months. AID’s exclusively compiled sales numbers show that West Europe’s electric car sales in March rose 12.2 per cent to a highest-ever 11,935 units, boosted once more by a more than doubling in registrations in France’s heavily subsidised electric car market

  | Tesla’s Model S outsold Mercedes S-Class in Europe last year  
 
| PHEVs – Take off or transitory blip?

  

 


 

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W. EUROPE | ELECTRIC CAR MARKET | AID EXCLUSIVE
Tesla sold more cars than Mercedes S-ClassTesla’s Model S outsold Mercedes S-Class in Europe last year  

Last year, Tesla Models S sales in Western Europe edged up to 15,787 units, according to AID’s exclusively compiled data, while Mercedes sold 14,990 of its top-notch S-Class model

  | Last autumn’s promising electric car sales rally runs out of puff 
 
| PHEVs – Take off or transitory blip?

 


 

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W. EUROPE | ELECTRIC CAR MARKET | AID EXCLUSIVE
European Electric car sales. rolling sales total historyLast autumn’s promising electric car sales rally runs out of puff  

Signs that the outwardly encouraging fizz seen in Europe’s electric car market during the closing months of last year has fizzled out again since the start of this year comes from AID’s exclusive latest survey of West Europe’s electric car market

  | December’s miraculous electric car sales surge grabs the limelight 
 
| Last year the Netherlands stood out as Europe’s towering PHEV capital

 


 

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WESTERN EUROPE | ELECTRIC CAR MARKET | AID EXCLUSIVE  
Electric car sales January Western EuropePace of electric car sales slowing?  

January’s electric car sales pace in Western Europe slows to mere trickle - is scale back of cash-draining subsidies and cheap fuel to blame? Strong growth in West Europe’s electric car market, which saw monthly sales increasing by between 24.8 and 71.8 per cent during the whole of last year, has slowed abruptly during the first month of this year. 


  | Last year the Netherlands stood out as Europe’s towering PHEV capital 
 
| Renault ZOE was last year’s top-selling electric car in Western Europe

 


 

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PHEV MARKET | AID EXCLUSIVE  
Netherlands top selling PHEV models Full Year 2015Last year the Netherlands stood out as Europe’s towering PHEV capital  

In the Netherlands, a mere minnow in overall car sales terms besides the might of the UK’s 2.63m new car sales last year, sales of tax-saving PHEVs climbed into record orbit. Last year, sales of PHEVs in the Netherlands pole-vaulted to a continent-dominating 39,170 units. Some 15,413 of these were registered during December alone 


  | PHEVs – Take off or transitory blip? 
 
| Renault ZOE was last year’s top-selling electric car in Western Europe

 


 

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PHEV MARKET | AID EXCLUSIVE  
West European PHEV sales Electric car sales 2015PHEVs – Take off or 
transitory blip? 

AID’s exclusively compiled figures show that last year sales of PHEVs in Western Europe pole-vaulted to a new historic high of 95,140 units, which marks a near threefold jump in just 12 months. Last year’s sales rally, which culminated in December, helped elevate last year’s car sales share of PHEVs to 0.72 per cent 


  | December’s miraculous electric car sales surge grabs the limelight 
 
| In Western Europe Tesla Model S already breathing down the neck of Mercedes’ segment-leading S-Class

 


 

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WESTERN EUROPE | ELECTRIC CAR MARKET
West European Electric car sales quarterly sales 2015December’s miraculous electric car sales surge grabs the limelight  

For the electric car industry, doing business in Europe is still no stroll in the park. And yet, of late some encouraging signs have been spotted, adding a positive note to this now closely watched niche in West Europe’s otherwise upbeat looking new car market 


  | W-Europe’s electric car sales could soon sweep over 1% monthly penetration 
 
| Renault ZOE was last year’s top-selling electric car in Western Europe

 


 

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ELECTRIC CAR MARKET | EXCLUSIVE
European Electric passenger car sales by model 2015Renault ZOE was last year’s top-selling electric car in Western Europe 

Renault’s ZOE, thanks in large measure to the ongoing appeal of generous government subsidies for electric cars in domestic France, was not only December’s best-selling electric car in Western Europe. Making it a double victory, ZOE also captured the region’s top-seller crown for the whole of last year, according to AID’s own regular monthly European electric car sales figures 


  | Phantom electric car sales saga - Kia Soul EV 
 
| West Europe’s electric car sales could soon sweep over 1% monthly penetration threshold

 


 

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GERMANY
Kia Soul Electric phantom car Germany NorwayPhantom electric car sales saga 

An investigation into Norway’s electric car buying patterns reveals that a suspiciously large and progressively growing number of electric Kia Souls (Soul EV) entering Norway’s roads for the first time this year are not new. Instead, a notably large number of Kia Soul EVs registered in Norway consist of second hand models


  | AID forecasts 86,000 West European electric car sales this year
 
| Switzerland’s status-conscious rich dump conventional luxury saloons for Tesla

 


 

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Nissan Leaf Electric car sales October 2015 AIDELECTRIC CAR MARKET | EXCLUSIVE
West Europe’s electric car sales could soon sweep over 1% monthly penetration threshold  

Electric car sales volume increased by between 47.6 per cent and 93.9 per cent this October in Norway, France, Germany and the UK.  In consequence, for the whole of Western Europe the boost resulted in a near two-thirds sales increase over the same month last year, thus elevating the region’s closely monitored electric car sales share in October to 0.77 per cent


  | AID forecasts 86,000 West European electric car sales this year
 
| Tesla Model S captures July’s West European electric car sales crown

 


 

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West European Electric car sales forecast small 2015ELECTRIC CAR MARKET | EXCLUSIVE
AID forecasts 86,000 West European electric car sales this year 

Despite another month of double-digit sales growth from electric cars in Western Europe - with AID’s exclusively compiled figures showing a near one-third jump in September registrations - the sector’s underlying rate of advance has progressively slowed as the year wore on. It suggests that this year’s remaining 4th quarter could see more of the same


  | European electric car market - First flicker of hope
 
| Plug-ins capture 6.4% of Netherlands’ May car sales

 


 

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West European Tesla Sales 9-Months January September 2015WESTERN EUROPE | AID EXCLUSIVE
In Western Europe Tesla Model S already breathing down the neck of Mercedes’ segment-leading S-Class 

Germany’s car makers, and prestige sector leading BMW, Audi and Mercedes in particular, received their second shock in little more than three weeks when AID compiled data for Western Europe revealed that in the nine months to September this year Tesla’s Model S has not only outsold previous sector heavyweights such as BMW’s outgoing 7-Series and Audi’s A8, but has also sunk its teeth into Mercedes’ top-notch S-Class

  | Tesla captures July’s West European electric car sales crown by narrow margin 
 
| Switzerland’s rich dump conventional luxury saloons for Tesla’s Model S

 


 

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WESTERN EUROPE | ELECTRIC  AID EXCLUSIVE

Electric car sales by model Western Europe July 2015Tesla Model S captures July’s West European electric car sales crown

Thanks to yet another strong sales performance chiefly in Norway and Switzerland, plus a consistent good showing in some of the region’s other markets, Tesla’s Model S has been crowned as July’s best selling electric car in Western Europe. But AID’s exclusively compiled figures testify to a close run race for sector supremacy 
 

  > European electric car market - First flicker of hope
 
> Plug-ins capture 6.4% of Netherlands’ May car sales

 


 

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SWITZERLAND | ELECTRIC  AID EXCLUSIVE 

Tesla Model S Swiss sales 2015 July 4x4 AWDSwitzerland’s rich dump conventional luxury saloons for Tesla’s Model S 

AID has learned that the vast majority of this year’s Model S sales in Switzerland were 4WD models; that’s 730 of the 835 sold there in the seven months to July this year 
 

  > LEAF and ZOE photo-finish in West Europe’s half-year electric car sales race
 
> France’s €10,000 superbonus sparks June electric car sales rally

 


 

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ELECTRIC  AID EXCLUSIVE  

Electric car sales by model Renault Zoe June 2015LEAF and ZOE photo-finish in West Europe’s half-year electric car sales race

Halfway through the current year, Nissan’s LEAF has scooped the coveted title of top-selling electric car in Western Europe by the narrowest of margins, beating Renault’s fast gaining ZOE in a photo finish into the runner-up slot with a winning sales margin of just 200 units, according to AID’s exclusively compiled figures 

  > France’s €10,000 superbonus sparks June electric car sales rally
 
> Europe’s uphill electric car journey runs into May

 


 

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FRANCE / ELECTRIC   

Renault Zoe France electric car salesFrance’s €10,000 superbonus sparks June electric car sales rally

Following a comparative lull after April’s opening sales broadside, last month saw yet another dramatic firework display in France’s previously largely dormant electric car market. 

  > Renault’s comeback stays on the rails, but Dacia’s advance has slowed to a crawl
 
> 2014 full year electric car sales analysis

 


 


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