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WESTERN EUROPE / ELECTRIC AID EXCLUSIVE
Golf dethrones LEAF as Europe’s top-selling 
electric car 

Volkswagen’s all-electric Golf, during the opening two months of this year, has dethroned Nissan’s LEAF as the region’s top-selling electric car

Published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 10:40:19 GMT

VW eGolf West European sales 2 months 2015

Two months data from the 17 West European markets monitored exclusively by AID every month shows a change in electric car leadership. 

VW’s e-Golf, after a market presence of less than a year, took pole position in West Europe’s electric car market. 

The so-called e-Golf, with 2,150 regional registration during the opening two months of this year, took the coveted number one slot. 

2,150
VW e-Golf's West European sales after 2-months this year


The sector’s previous front-runner, Nissan’s LEAF, a true pioneer in the sector, had to make do with the runner-up slot with a slimmer 1,750 regional sales, according to AID’s exclusively compiled numbers. 

But there is more than first meets the eye. 

One factors in particular contributed to the victory of VW’s all-electric Golf. 

Thanks to a highly charged sales blitz in Norway - Europe’s only genuine electric car market - two months e-Golf sales in Norway soared to 1,716 units, whereas Nissan’s previously market dominating LEAF ended the same two months with a markedly slimmer 556 Norwegian sales
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> Hardly an electrifying start to Europe’s 2015 electric car season  17 Mar 2015


> November sees first drop in West European electric car sales  15 Jan 2015


> Has Norway’s dizzying rate of electric car sales growth peaked?  18 Dec 2014


AID EXCLUSIVE
DATA AVAILABLE
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WEST EUROPEAN NEW ELECTRIC (PEV) CAR SALES BY COUNTRY:  
FEBRUARY 2015 v FEBRUARY 2014
2-MONTHS 2015 v 2-MONTHS 2014


 


 

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