European Automobile Manufacturers Association performed a research of alternative fuel vehicles sales within European Union, showing a really strong start of the year 2017.
The biggest growth is shown by hybrid vehicles – 62.1% increase compared to Q1 2016. However, all-electric cars are also going strong, with 49% increase and a total of almost 25,000 vehicles sold throughout the Q1 2017. Interestingly, US market shows pretty same results with 49% increase of EV sales, though the total market volume in figures is about 16% larger.
The biggest increase of electric vehicles registrations in EU is shown by Spain (+87.4%), followed by Germany (+67.5%), the UK (+29.9%), France (+24.8%) and Italy (17.2%).
Renault Zoe is taking a huge piece of market with 14.7% share in Q1 2017. Nissan Leaf, BMW i3, Tesla Model S and Tesla Model X are other electric vehicles to make the top-5 of best selling EVs in Europe. The chart below shows the general statistics for each model with 2016 comparison.