EAFO (the European Alternative Fuels Observatory) have defined the best-selling battery electric vehicles (BEVs) in Europe in 2018. The Nissan Leaf headed the TOP 10 list.
14,623 Leafs were purchased by Europeans (20.8% BEV market share). The second place was taken by the Renault Zoe (13,591 units, 19.4%). The third is the Volkswagen e-Gold with 8,351 sold cars and 11.9% share.
The fourth position in Europe among all-electric cars belongs to the BMW i3 (6,700 units, 9.6%). The Tesla Model S is the fifth, it was chosen by 5,581 motorists (8%). The rest 30.4% of BEV segment are such models as:
6. Hyundai Ioniq Electric – 3,835 units;
7. Smart Fortwo ED – 3,832 units;
8. Tesla Model X – 3,764 units;
9. Kia Soul EV – 3,198 units;
10. Smart Forfour ED – 1,960 units.
The most BEV-fans live in Norway (26.52% plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) market share), followed by the Netherlands (2.87%) and Iceland (2.85%) with a large gap.
Any leading European car market, namely Germany, Great Britain, France, Italy and Spain, entered the TOP 10 PEV market share, except the UK (it is the last in the TOP 10 with 0.55%).
Upper photo: Nissan Leaf