Plug-In Electric Car Sales Almost Doubled In June 2020

In June, Europe delivered a new plug-in electric car sales record, despite the overall automotive market going south (down 24% year-over-year) because of the COVID-19 lockdown.

According to EV Sales Blog, nearly 93,000 new passenger plug-in cars were registered, which is 95% more than a year ago, and a new all-time record!

Clearly, the plug-in segment got a serious boost with the new incentives in some big markets like Germany and France.

The market share has improved to 8.2% (including 4.4% BEVs), which is about one in 12 new cars!

The total number of registrations in the first half of 2020 increased to over 401,000 (at 7.9% market share) and heads to even more new records of all types (monthly, annual, market share) in the coming months.


The most popular models

Because of the record performance of Renault ZOE (10,342), the French subcompact city EV has strengthened to #1, ahead of Tesla Model 3 (7,224).

Renault ZOE (2020)

Renault ZOE (2020)

Tesla Model 3

Tesla Model 3

The third best-selling model was surprisingly the Ford Kuga PHEV (Ford Escape PHEV in the U.S.) with 3,684 new registrations – that is more than Ford’s total results in the previous six years (2013-2019)!

Then we see Volkswagen e-Golf (3,037) and – another surprise – Volvo XC40 PHEV (2,962).

Overall, multiple models have set their personal best monthly records, including 1,054 Porsche Taycan, 2,745 Hyundai Kona Electric and 2,342 Kia Niro EV (e-Niro), as well as 1,850 Volkswagen e-up!

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