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EUROPE | ELECTRIC CAR MARKET |  AID EXCLUSIVE   
BMW’s i3 heads October’s electric top-sellers chart
Published: Thu, 01st Dec 2016 16:18:00 GMT  
 

Top selling BEV electric car Western Europe October 2016

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.

BMW’s grip on West Europe’s largely static market for pure electric cars, a segment long typified by Nissan’s Leaf, has continued to strengthen a great deal, and its substantial inroads appear to come mainly out of Leaf’s pockets. 

A case in point, and at a time of little overall segment growth, Nissan’s Leaf appears to be losing out to its only recently upgraded BMW rival.

Norway, Europe’s most significant and most closely watched electric car market illustrates the sudden fast run from BMW’s i3.

October’s i3 sales in Norway shot up by more than half to a segment-leading 503 units, thanks in part to the recent showroom debut of the higher range model with a more potent 94 Ah battery pack. 

Unlike the 60Ah model, which remains on sale, the upgraded 94Ah derivative is now credited with a 300km range under ideal conditions. Even under normal every day driving conditions, it should still be capable of a 200km pure electric driving range, according to BMW
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