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EUROPE | ELECTRIC CAR SALES |   AID DATA  
Volkswagen takes West Europe’s October electric car sales crown
Published: Mon, 20th November 2017 18:06:18 GMT  
 

West European BEV passenger car sales October 2017 by manufacturer

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

Volkswagen, thanks chiefly to a more than threefold jump in e-Golf sales in Norway, sold 2,193 fully electric cars (BEV) in West Europe’s October car market, according to AID’s exclusive sales numbers. 

In what ranks essentially as a photo-finish in West Europe’s electric car sales league, Volkswagen captured October’s coveted title by a hair's breadth. 

The company’s regional BEV sales this October, made up almost entirely of its e-Golf plus token quantities of e-ups, rose to 2,193 units. 

October’s West European BEV sales gap between long-sector-leading Renault and Volkswagen, the new kid on Europe’s BEV block, amounted to a microscopic 72 units.

e-Golf hot on Zoe’s heels

Moreover, this October VW’s e-Golf came well within striking distance of Renault’s Zoe. 

While moving hot on its heels, its courageous attempt to nudge ahead of Zoe in October were foiled by a one off development. 

A steep rise in October’s Zoe registrations in Spain, consisting in the main of some 500 registered units for a Madrid car sharing fleet, simply couldn’t fail but frustrate the e-Golf’s October chances of also unseating Renault’s Zoe as West Europe’s top-selling BEV. 

Although the Volkswagen marque captured West Europe’s electric car sales crown in October - a first for the brand - Renault still leads the region’s 10-months cumulative BEV car sales league

That’s due in large part to the Zoe’s domestic stranglehold presence in France and its remarkably strong performance in Volkswagen’s German backyard... 


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