Primary registrations of electric vehicles in Ukraine in January 2019 increased by 2.3 times year-over-year, to 441 units, with used electric cars imported into Ukraine accounting for 91.6% of the total number (404 units), the Ukrautoprom Association has said. The Nissan Leaf make remains the most popular electric car on the Ukrainian market with 231 units registered in January 2019.
The leader among the new electric cars was the Jaguar I-Pace, chosen by 13 owners, while this make was not among used cars registered in Ukraine.
The Top 10 electric vehicles in January included the Nissan Leaf (231 cars), Renault Zoe (29), TESLA Model S (28), BMW i3 (27), FIAT 500e (24), Volkswagen e-Golf (18), Tesla Model X (16), Jaguar I-Pace (13), KIA Soul EV (11), Chevrolet Bolt and Mercedes-Benz B Electric Drive (10 each).
According to the association, Ukrainians bought 5,300 electric vehicles in 2018, which is almost two times more than a year earlier. The share of used cars was 83.5%.
At the same time, demand for new electric vehicles was higher than that for used cars: if primary registrations of used electric vehicles doubled, registration of new ones increased 2.2 times.
The Nissan Leaf remained the most popular electric car in Ukraine, accounting for 64% (3,378 cars) of the primary electric car market, but 94% of the cars were used vehicles imported from abroad. The BMW i3 ranked second with 352 cars bought by Ukrainians (69% of them were used cars). The third place is occupied by the Tesla Model S with 259 sold cars (64% of used cars).
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%.