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Updated with Portugal and Belgium numbers
With 9.552 units sold in March the European EV market, sales are a far departure from the 4.000 units sold last year and it's the third best month ever, but just like November (10.587) and December of last year (14.144), these are somewhat deceiving numbers, because they are influenced by the extraordinary month of one particular country, in this case, Norway. If we discard those 3.128 sales, we see more real numbers (6.424 sales), still 60% above last March, so despite all the naysayers, things are going in the right direction.
Looking at the YTD ranking, March made changes to it, the most important was the Tesla Model S climbing two spots to #2, thanks to a personal-best sales month (2.184 units, Best Seller of the Month), behind the leader Nissan Leaf, also with a personal best (1.728 sales).
But changes didn't stopped there, the VW e-Up! rose to #6 and just two units behind the #5 Volvo V60 Plug-In, while the Bolloré Blue car came out of nowhere to #11, thanks to another fleet deal.
On the flip side, March left a bittersweet taste for the BMW i3, selling a record 903 units but losing two positions to #4, behind the Outlander PHEV and Model S.
Looking at the brands ranking, Nissan is #1, with 20% share, followed by Tesla (16%) and in Third we have Mitsubishi and Renault, both with 13% share.
|2||Tesla Model S||2.184||3.047||16||7|
|3||Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV||1.355||2.159||12||2|
|5||Volvo V60 Plug-In||657||1.620||9||4|
|8||Renault Kangoo ZE||325||775||4||5|
|9||Smart Fortwo ED||141||457||2||9|
|11||Bolloré Blue Car||194||275||1||16|
|13||Toyota Prius Plug-In||93||236||1||12|
Citröen C-ZeroPorsche Panamera Plug-In
Peugeot Partner EV
Citröen Berlingo EV