The good news for Volkswagen is that it overtook Renault in October for the first time to become the leading manufacturer of battery-electric vehicles in Western Europe, according to a report by the automotive industry data corporation (AID).
Less good news is that only 2193 cars this month sales won, the electric car is the biggest market socialism in Norway, the electric car driven by a series of incentives, including monster of the tax cuts compared with gasoline and diesel, as well as special privileges, such as parking Spaces in big cities and the use of the bus lane, Britain’s pan-european communications assistance.
It is a baby for Europe’s biggest carmaker, because it has launched a target of 25 per cent of its global sales by 2025. In the first 10 months of 2017, the market share of pure electric vehicles in Western Europe reached 0.9 percent to 10,8186 units.
The AID report also noted that plug-in hybrids are winning Germany’s race, the largest market in Western Europe, in the electrification contest. Western Europe also includes big markets such as Britain, France, Italy and Spain.
Volkswagen’s eGolf is a battery version of the family sedan, which became the company’s first choice in October. Although Renault still sells 25,313 Zoes, tesla is second with 19,223 models of S and X, followed by more than 15,964 BMW i3. Nissan has 4 and 15964 leaves and vw 5 and 11729. Vw’s performance suggests it may be closing the perimeter to gain a permanent lead.
BMW’s i3 is not a pure electric car, because it now has an option for a gasoline backup motor.