Primary registration of electric cars (new and used) in Ukraine in January-July 2018 grew by 64% year-over-year, to 2,490 cars, the Ukrautoprom association has reported. The share of used cars exceeds 80% – in January-July it was 84%. The Nissan Leaf remained the most popular make in Ukraine: 1,621 cars of this model were registered in Ukraine from January to July 2018. The BMW i3 with 182 cars ranked second in terms of the number of registrations and Tesla Model S was third with 123 cars.
The top ten on the primary market of electric cars in January-July 2018 also included: Mercedes-Benz B Electric Drive – 78 cars; Smart Fortwo – 69 cars; Tesla Model Х – 57 cars; KIA Soul EV – 53 cars; Volkswagen е-Golf – 52 cars; Toyota RAV-4 EV – 46 cars; and FIAT 500е – 37 cars.
In 2017, the primary market of electric passenger cars in Ukraine grew 2.3-fold, to 2,697 units, and the share of used cars was 85%, while in 2016 – 51%.