With the end of the year 2015 the rapid growth trend of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles sales continues in the EU, with sales up 114% year-on-year.

As for the top positions in November, they remain the same, with the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV in charge, followed by the Renault Zoe and the Volkswagen Golf GTE in Third.


Sales continue on the fast track, up 131% YoY, with the Renault Zoe edging out the Kia Soul EV by three units and reaching to #1 for the first time this year.

Good performance for the BMW i3, hitting an all-time high in Germany, with 314 units.

United Kingdom

The plug-in market seems to have stabilized in the UK, with the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV without significant variations, but the Second Placed Nissan Leaf suffering from slower sales, due to the upcoming arrival of the 30kWh version.


The French plug-in market doubled sales regarding the same month last year, with the Renault Zoe and Kangoo ZE in their usual top positions, with the Nissan Leaf in the Third position, surpassing its direct competitors, the Bolloré Blue Car and Volkswagen Golf GTE.


Norway continues e-Golf territory, it is the best-selling plug-in since the year started, while the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV benefitted from the restyling to reach Second Place, good performance also for the BMW i3, above the 200 units for the fourth month in a row.

As for the plug-in market as whole, it just keeps growing without signs of slowing down, up 97% and a market share above 20%.

José Pontes

Jan. 4, 2016 Driving

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