Over the first three quarters of 2017 over 214,600 plug-in electric vehicles were sold in Europe, a 39% increase from the same period in 2016. In September 2017 plug-in vehicles had reached 2.03% of the market share. The Renault Zoe was the most sold electric vehicle in Europe, followed by the BMW i3 EV/EREV.

Germany became the second largest market for plug-ins in Europe, with a 100% increase from 2016. Norway is in first, with plug-ins controlling 32% of the market share. In the first three quarters of 2017 plug-in sales reached 43,700. Norway is the third largest market for EVs, behind the US and China.

The Netherlands saw a 61% increase in fully electric passenger cars (BEVs) from 2016. The Tesla Model S and X were the best selling EVs in 2017. However, 2017 was the first time there was a decrease in the number of plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) sold in the Netherlands, with a decrease of 1%. The largest markets for plug-ins in the EU are Norway, Germany, UK, France, Sweden, Belgium, and the Netherlands.

In the United States there was an estimated growth of 26%, with sales hitting almost 200,000 vehicles. The average market share is now a record 1.16%. Nearly 50% of plug-in sales are in California, and only 38% outside of the 10 states with zero emissions vehicle (ZEV) mandates. The most sold EVs in the US were the Tesla Model S and the Chevy Bolt EV.

Globally, there was a 57% increase in the number of plug-in vehicles, with 1.2 million being sold.