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West European Electric Car Sales by marketWESTERN EUROPE / ELECTRIC AID EXCLUSIVE
July shows deceptive surge in Europe’s electric car sales, but from a very low base
This July VW’s newly launched e-Golf, streaked to the top of Norway’s electric car sales league

Published: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:46:16 GMT
 

Renault Zoe charging Hamburg Germany July

For an anxious electric car industry the upside is that West Europe’s July registrations of their distressingly slow-moving plug-ins - compared with the same month last year - have nearly doubled to some 4,371 units. The downside is that this is due chiefly to the ongoing buoyancy in just one of the seventeen markets monitored exclusively by AID every month

Despite July’s outwardly impressive progress, albeit from last year’s very low levels, already the electric car industry’s total July haul in Western Europe has dropped well short of the higher registrations already seen this March, May and June. 

Moreover, Europe’s July’s electric car registrations were presumably flattered by the inevitable initial spike from recently launched models from domestic autoindustry heavyweights. 

4,371
West Europe's July electric car registrations


A case in point, this July Volkswagen’s newly launched e-Golf, streaked to the top of Norway’s electric car sales league. 

With 391 July registrations in Europe’s undisputed electric car capital, Volkswagen’s e-Golf outsold Norway’s previous favourites like the Nissan Leaf and Tesla’ s Model-S.

AID’s regular pulse-sensing suggests that this is just part of the background against which latest West European electric car registrations trends ought to be seen
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AID EXCLUSIVE
West European new electric car sales:
 
by country JU
LY 2014 VS JULY 2013
BY COUNTRY 7-MONTHS 2014 VS 7-MONTHS 2013

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