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WESTERN EUROPE
Electric car sales remain bolted
Electric cars remain firmly bolted to showroom floor
Published: Thu, 04 July 2013 15:27:02 GMT
 

May European Electric Car Sales by market

May was yet another so-so month for Europeís closely monitored electric car market. 

Thatís contrary to notably higher expectations on the sales front, chiefly because of the recent market debut of Renaultís more affordable and purpose-designed ZOE, whose initial market reception is now widely seen as a litmus test for consumersí genuine interest in electric cars.

Early days, but judged purely from cold statistical numbers, May brought yet another cold shower for Europeís electric car industry. 

Thatís because the 12.3 per cent rise in sales to a still modest 2,558 units was well short of what the increasingly jittery electric car industry wanted. 

2,558
New electric car registrations in Western Europe during May


Expressed another way, Mayís electric car penetration Ė 0.25 per cent Ė was virtually unchanged from a year ago. 

Thatís a similar 0.21 per cent for May of last year, when 2,277 electric cars were first registered in the region. 

But judged by observer comments, thatís neither here nor there, for industry eyes were focused foremost on the performance of Renaultís newly arrived ZOE
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DATA AVAILABLE TO SUBSCRIBERS WITH THIS ARTICLE:

WEST EUROPEAN new ELECTRIC CAR SALES:
West European new electric car sales: by country MAY 2013 VS MAY 2012
West European new electric car sales:
by country 5-Mths '13 VS 5-Mths '12

 

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