What Are Europe’s Most Popular Hybrid And Electric Cars?

Thu 5th Apr 2018

We’re told that the future is electric and for some the future is already upon us, but for those still considering the purchase of a greener car, what are the options and what is everyone else buying?

Well, the European market is getting ever more used to hybrid and electric car sales, so we can now reveal the top five selling vehicles in each of the categories.

Hybrid Top Five

No.1 – Toyota Yaris Hybrid
It’s no surprise that Toyota are the number one in this category, the Japanese manufacturer is making big strides in the hybrid market and has a number of models available to the discerning buyer.

The smaller the car, the less it pumps out the emissions, so this Yaris is extra-green. It’s also super-easy to drive through town and with an automatic gearbox makes for light and simple one-pedal driving.

Buy yourself a Yaris Hybrid today from CarSupermarket.com from just £186 per month.

No.2 – Toyota C-HR Hybrid
No.3 – Toyota Auris Hybrid – You can own a diesel Auris from just £151 per month at CarSupermarket.com
No.4 – Toyota RAV4 Hybrid – You can own a diesel RAV4 from just £227 per month at CarSupermarket.com
No.5 – Kia Nero

Plug-in Hybrid Top Five

No.1 – Volkswagen Passat GTE
The German’s and in particular Volkswagen seem to have mastered the plug-in market in Europe and they have two of the continent’s best sellers. The most popular is the Passat GTE which has had 1,034 of sales and can speed to 62mph in 7.4 seconds. This extra power is provided by a 9.9kWh lithium-ion battery.

Buy yourself a Passat today from CarSupermarket.com from just £127 per month.

No.2 – Volvo VC60 T8
No.3 – Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV – You can own a plug-in Outlander from just £223 per month at CarSupermarket.com
No.4 – BMW 225xe iPerformance Active Tourer
No.5 – Volkswagen Golf GTE – You can own a diesel Golf from just £189 per month at CarSupermarket.com

Electric Top Five

No.1 – Renault Zoe
Europe’s most popular EV sold an impressive 2,177 vehicles, which is some impressive details considering it’s been around since 2012. Renault are pioneers of the electric vehicle market and even lease out batteries to their drivers on a monthly basis.

No.2 – Nissan Leaf
No.3 – Volkswagen e-Golf
No.4 –BMW i3
No.5 – Smart Fortwo EQ