Plug-in sales are down 11% in the EU, but last year sales were inflated by fiscal changes in a number of countries, so this was to be expected.

As for the top positions in November, the Renault Zoe managed to end in First Place, despite customers waiting for the yet to arrive 40 kWh version, while the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV ended in Second, despite falling sales, followed by the BMW i3, up 21% YoY.

Germany

Despite the new incentives scheme, sales remained flat, up just 1% YoY, with the Renault Zoe edging out the BMW i3 by twelve units and reaching to #1.

One model that has been benefitting from the new incentives is the BMW 225xe Active Tourer, that has beaten in November its personal record, delivering 225 units and reaching the Third Spot.

United Kingdom

The plug-in market in the UK is maturing, with the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV still ahead but other models are closing in, like the Second Placed BMW 330e, a company car favorite, which is less than hundred units behind the Japanese SUV.

In Third Place we have another fleet-friendly model, the Mercedes C350e, underlining the importance the company car market has here.

France

The French plug-in market was down 18%, mostly due to the significant sales drop of the Renault models, with both the Renault Zoe and Kangoo ZE dropping sales more than 30% YoY, despite this, both models remained in the Top two positions, followed by the Nissan Leaf, that grew significantly thanks to some deep discounts.

Norway

Norway continues to push boundaries, with the plug-in market share close to 30%, it is the only market where plug-ins are mainstream, serving as case study for other markets.

The best-selling car in Norway last November was the BMW i3, with a spectacular 1.014 deliveries, the best result of the year for a plug-in, while the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV reached Second Place despite watching its sales drop by 22%.

In Third we have the VW Golf GTE, being the best selling version of the Golf lineup.

Dec. 29, 2016 Driving photo: Renault

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