15 February 2016

European Pure Electric Vehicle (PEV) Sales By Nation : 2015

A new 2016 Nissan Leaf promises a greater range still

PEVs lend themselves to big cities and small countries, of which many are in Europe. Ideal as a second car in other situations as well. Petrol prices are falling so that isn't good for alternative fueled vehicles. So how well is the push going for more as this sort of vehicle needs assistance? Below the chart is colour coded, yellow for decrease, blue for less market share and green for an increased slice of the pie.

The Netherlands grew strongly to depose Norway, a nation that has had to pull back on incentives. Norway is a much smaller car buying nation anyway so the ratio is better. The extreme right column shows the percentage. There we see the Netherlands had 9.7% PEV sales for 2015 and Norway 22.4%. Germany is the only nation in the top 10 by volume that fails to reach 1%.

Someone living in our street had recently bought a Leaf car, a late model import from Japan. He loves it and gave me a tour of the car. It was more roomy than I thought it would be. He has two cars, so the second is for long trips. Myself being a one car owner would find the range too limited.


Pure Electric Vehicle (PEV)

14 15 Nation 2015 Share +/- %

2 1 Netherlands 43,441 23.3% 193% 9.7

1 2 Norway 33,721 18.1% 71% 22.4

3 3 UK 28,715 15.4% 97% 1.1

4 4 Germany 23,481 12.6% 79% 0.7

5 5 France 22,867 12.3% 83% 1.2

6 6 Sweden 8,588 4.6% 84% 2.5

7 7 Switzerland 6,288 3.4% 134% 1.9

10 8 Denmark 4,643 2.5% 187% 2.2

8 9 Belgium 3,837 2.1% 87% 0.8

9 10 Austria 2,787 1.5% 62% 0.9

11 11 Italy 2,283 1.2% 61% 0.1

12 12 Spain 2,224 1.2% 58% 0.2

15 13 Portugal 1,083 0.6% 275% 0.6

13 14 Finland 658 0.4% 48% 0.6

16 15 Ireland 583 0.3% 128% 0.5

17 16 Czech Rep 298 0.2% 51% 0.1

19 17 Poland 259 0.1% 84% 0.1

22 18 Hungary 130 0.1% 233% 0.2

21 19 Greece 67 0.0% 14% 0.1

20 20 Slovakia 66 0.0% -44% 0.1

23 21 Lithuania 37 0.0% 311% 0.3

18 22 Latvia 35 0.0% -82% 0.4

14 23 Estonia 34 0.0% -90% 0.2

24 24 Romania 24 0.0% 243% 0.0

25 25 Bulgaria 21 0.0% 950% 0.1



Total 186,170
101% 1.3

Data source: ACEA.

Summary: A total of 1.3% of cars in European nations shown here were of electric propulsion. With the exception of two nations, little is happening.

The Tesla X will spice up the electric car range

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