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WESTERN EUROPE / ELECTRIC AID EXCLUSIVE
West European Electric Car Sales by marketNovember sees first drop in West European electric car sales
November’s electric car sales down on a year ago in half of West Europe’s markets

Published: Thu, 15 Jan 2015 19:20:45 GMT

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For the first time, demand for genuine electric cars has failed to beat comparative sales for the same month last year. A renewed sign that across the European continent the all-electric cars typified by Nissan’s all-electric Leaf and BMW’s slow-selling i3 have evidently failed to hit the sweet spot with customers

Instead of strengthening, as earlier expected, underlying demand for pure battery-powered cars like Tesla’s Model S has progressively weakened during the closing months of last year.

0.52%
West Europe's November electric car sales share


The first fall in sales - which shows up in AID’s exclusively compiled monthly electric car sales data for November last year - comes as other anecdotal evidence points to slowing underlying demand for such cars in Europe. 

November’s slight dip in sales has narrowly cut West Europe’s already tiny electric car sales share to 0.52 per cent from the 0.54 per cent recorded during November last year
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AID EXCLUSIVE
DATA AVAILABLE
TO SUBSCRIBERS WITH THIS ARTICLE:
WEST EUROPEAN NEW ELECTRIC (PEV) CAR SALES BY COUNTRY:  
NOVEMBER 2014 v NOVEMBER 2013
11-MONTHS
2014 v 11-MONTHS
2013

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