In a blooming car market that is getting at pre-recession levels, EV sales are now falling (-35%) compared to July last year.
Our market is obviously very exposed to the Nissan Leaf, the main seller of the segment. The Leaf is now 6 years old and like any 6 years old cars it is now less attractive despite the 30kwh option that appeared at the beginning of the year. It is possible that some potential buyers are waiting either for the Hyndai Ioniq or for the next-generation Leaf.
55 pure EVs were sold in July, made of 54 Nissan Leaf and 1 BMW i3.
Here are the sales for the January to July period :
|Rank||Model||2016 sales (January-July)||2015 sales (January-July)||Evolution 2016/2015|
|3.||BMW i3 (EV)||8||12||-33.3%|
|4.||Tesla Model S||6||2||+200%|