Volkswagen ID.3 it conquered the top of the European electric car market in July, clearly detaching all its pursuers in one of the hottest segments of the moment. Electricity is being talked about more and more and with incentives many prefer to take the final ‘step’ towards battery-powered cars. Of course, we cannot yet speak of overtaking on petrol cars, but the 17% share of pure electric and plug-in hybrids is about to enter the hunting territory of diesel cars, once characterized by very different percentages (now it is the 22%, in our continent).
The ID.3 achieved a registration quota of 5,433 units in July, coming to detach its main opponents by almost 1500 units, Renault Zoe (second) e Kia Niro (third), this last great surprise. The data, collected by Jato Dynamics, also speak of another great satisfaction for the Volkswagen group, with four cars in the top ten. In addition to the ID.3, Volkswagen also placed the ID.4 (6th) and the Up! (8 °); Skoda Enyaq instead took an interesting fourth place. Space also for the Fiat 500, fifth overall among the electric cars with 3,644 registrations.
They also entered the top ten Ford Mach-E, certainly not really a city car and even seventh; Hyundai Kona and Peugeot 208 that closed the list. Tesla is missing, but its deliveries will be mainly in the final weeks of the quarter as is now usual. Consequently it will be more valuable at the end of the summer.
Between plug-in hybrids the excellent success of Ford Kuga, which exceeded 4,200 registrations in July, anticipating Peugeot 3008 (3,039 units sold), Volvo XC40, Audi A3 and Mercedes Class A. In addition to Ford, Hyundai, Peugeot and Volkswagen have placed a model in both rankings relating to the electrified market. BMW has included two models in the top ten of plug-ins: Series 3 (6th) and X5 (9th).