Electric car sales fell by 31% in Russia in a year

Electric car sales fell by 31% in Russia in a year

Autostat – According to Autostat data, the electric car sales have fallen by 31% in Russia in 2015, to 122 vehicles.

Almost half of the electric cars sold in the country belong to Tesla S (47.5%), with 58 vehicles, despite the 29% year-on-year shrinkage in the sales of the model. The second most popular model was Mitsubishi i-MiEV, with a market share of 22%. The Japanese manufacturer sold 27 vehicles (-7%). Nissan Leaf and LADA Ellada sold 14 vehicles each last year, with shrinkage rates of 46% and 22%, respectively. BMW i3 (6 vehicles) and Renault Twizy (3 vehicles) were the other electric car models which found customers in Russia, both tripling their sales year-on-year.