The 3rd quarter 2012 UK registration data just became available.
Total on the road for Q3 2012:
Renault Fluence Z.E. 60
Renault Kangoo Z.E. 223
Renault Twizy 226
Peugeot iON + Citroen C-Zero + Mitusbishi i-MIEV 563
Nissan Leaf 1027
I've counted the iOn, C-Zero and i-MIEV together since they are the same car. But it is the iON that is responsible for the big jump in registrations. Peugeot iON numbers spiked up after a few dealers started offering the car on heavily discounted business leases. Very few went at the initial crazy high £488/month. Fleetdrive-electric is still advertising contract-hire at £149/month+VAT That price includes the battery. Are they dumping existing inventory before Zoe arrives?
The Fluence Z.E. continues to not sell. I wouldn't be surprised if Renault discontinued the RHD Fluence.
The Kangoo Z.E. fares somewhat better. Airports account for a good chunk of UK fleet sales. To my surprise there were nearly as many LL21 Maxi vans as ML20 vans. The LL21s could be the 5 seat crew or window vans.
The Kangoo Z.E. is too expensive. Contract-hire for a zero-option ML20 Van with the battery is about £370/month + VAT. £444/month? For a van? If Renault offered the van for £199/month including VAT I'd be driving one.
Unfortunately for the purpose of AN's sales charts, Ford does not break down the plug-in v. regular hybrid C-Max. But here in the States, those are the only versions we get. So it qualifies for my chart.