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Renault Zoe Steps Down from Number One in European Market

Created: 2016-05-03 12:01 | Last change: 2016-05-03 12:01

The European PEV market had its second best result ever, with 23.160 new PEV passenger cars registered, up 29% Year-on-Year, placing the PEV market above the 1% barrier.

The Renault Zoe couldn’t resist the sales push made by the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV and Nissan Leaf, losing the Year-to-date leadership to the Japanese hatch, while March crowned Mitsubishi’s plug-in SUV as the Best Selling PEV in Europe.

Despite dropping in the ranking, Renault’s all-electric vehicle registrations are actually up 90% in 2016, regarding the same period last year, so the French hatch is definitely on a good moment.

Other models experiencing fast growth are the Mercedes B250e, up 126% year-on-year, the Kia Soul EV (Up 95%), while the Peugeot iOn is experiencing an unexpected surge in sales, doubling sales YoY and registering almost the same number of units in the last three months (557 units) than in the whole of 2014 (576).