Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Norway August 2018

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King Leaf

After a June sales peakdue to the latest fiscal changes, that increased taxes on short range PHEVs, August saw the PEV market drop to 42%, below the current 2018 average of 45%.

Looking at August Top Sellers, the new Nissan Leaf was King once again, with 1,241 units, almost doubling the registrations of the #2 VW e-Golf (764), with the BMW i3 closing the Podium, in Third Place.

The surprise of the month was the Fourth Position of the Renault Zoe, with 386 units, a new Year Best, while the VW Passat GTE was the Best Selling PHEV last month, thanks to 298 deliveries, its best month in a year.

A special mention for the #7 in August, with the Hyundai Kona EV delivering 263 units last month, in its first real month on the market. 

1Nissan Leaf1241
2VW e-Golf764
3BMW i3473
4Renault Zoe386
5VW Passat GTE298

Looking at the 2018 ranking, if the podium positions remained the same, the first change happened just below, in #4, with the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV surpassing the Tesla Model X, while the Climber of the Month was the Renault Zoe, jumping three positions, to #7, while the Audi A3 e-Tron also had a positive month, climbing two positions to #14, just like the Kia Soul EV, that with 168 registrations, had its best month ever.

Looking at the manufacturers ranking, Nissan is still in the lead (18%, up 1%), but is closely followed by BMW (15%) and Volkswagen (15%, up 2%) and Volvo (10%, down 1%), so at first sight, the Japanese hatchback would need to keep a close eye on them to remain with the Gold Medal, but because PHEVs are a big part of the pursuitors lineup, they will have a harder time selling in the second half of the year, so Tesla (9%) might even run for a position in the 2018 Podium.

1Nissan Leaf1241801218
2VW e-Golf764437110
3BMW i347335428
4Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV19023535
5Tesla Model X11323465
6Tesla Model S8219594
7Renault Zoe38618164
8Volvo XC60 PHEV8117554
9Mercedes GLC350e1917134
10Volvo S/V90 PHEV6616704
11VW Passat GTE29815433
12Hyundai Ioniq Electric15913753
13BMW 225xe Active Tourer18512003
14Audi A3 e-Tron26910652
15BMW X5 PHEV139042
16Volvo XC90 PHEV608662
17Kia Niro PHEV778622
18Kia Soul EV1688302
19Audi Q7 e-Tron1608072
20VW Golf GTE886611
Sources: elbil.no; ofvas.no

Monday, September 17, 2018

Five Years Ago...August 2013

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A Global Player in 2013, having been #1 in the previous year

We look back at where EVs were five years ago, in 2013, to see how has changed (or not).

Global Models - Nissan Leaf is the Leader and Chevrolet Volt runner-up  

Besides the Top two, the Tesla Model S was already showing up in #3, while the Renault Zoe was  #5 and the Outlander PHEV #6.

On the other hand, Ford was still relevant, with two models in the Top 10, while the I-Miev triplets showed upin #9...And no Chinese model in sight. 

BEV's saw their pevious share expansion end, with PHEV's profiting from good months from their representatives to recover three points share, now at 61% BEV's vs 39% PHEV's.

Regarding volumes, in 5 years sales grew almost ten fold, while the market has greatly diversified: In 2013, the leader  Nissan Leaf had 25% share, now the Leaf II, leader in 2018, has only 5%... 

1Nissan Leaf4.35528.555253
2Chevrolet Volt (1)4.05517.882161
3Tesla Model S1.59012.749117
4Toyota Prius Plug-In2.22812.077112
5Renault Zoe4495.911528
6Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In7765.0834N/A
7Ford C-Max Energi6513.65439
8Renault Kangoo ZE1713.37236
9Mitsubishi I-Miev (2)1753.37135
10Ford Fusion Energi6152.6472N/A


Global Manufacturers - Best Chinese is only #8 

The Manufacturers ranking follows closely the Models, with few changes.

Behind the seven major players, figures become a bit sketchy as one doesn't know for sure how the chinese brands are behaving, but taking in account confirmed numbers, Chery was the Best Seller in #8, followed by a still small BYD, in #10.

Ford (#7) and Smart (#9) in 2013 were Top 10 brands, both now far from that status, while at the time there was plenty of hope regarding the arrival of Volkswagen and the remaining German brands. 

8Chery (e)2002.20026

(1) - Includes Holden Volt, Opel and Vauxhall Ampera;
(2) - Includes Citröen C-Zero and Peugeot iOn.
(e) - Estimate

Europe - Leaf Takes the Lead

Just like this year, in 2013 the fight was between the Zoe and the Leaf, with the Japanese car gaining momentum, and reaching this month the top spot in the YTD chart. 

The Tesla Model S was starting to show up on the radar, in #15, while the Toyota Prius Plug-in was #4, something unthinkable in 2018.

Thanks to their sales success in the Netherlands, the Volvo V60 Plug-In was #6, making Volvo the fourth best selling brand in Europe, with 6% share, below Toyota (#3 with 8%), Nissan (#2 with 23%) and Renault (#1 with 41%).

1Nissan Leaf9426.364234
2Renault Zoe4495.9192121
3Renault Kangoo ZE e)1713.369123
4Toyota Prius Plug-In1662.38285
5Renault Twizy e)2502.18481
6Volvo V60 Plug-In 1821.543522
7Smart Fortwo ED1131.534512
8Opel Ampera1401.42052
9Chevrolet Volt480802311
10Mitsubishi I-Miev5557228
11Citröen C-Zero1539816
12Goupil G330379114
13Bolloré Blue Car2028819
Peugeot iOn
Tesla Model S


Record Sales Galore - US Edition 

The daddy of EV markets in 2013, the USA accounted for over half of plug-in car sales in the world, with a PEV Share of 0,6%.

GM's poster child, the Chevy Volt,was again #1, followed by three other familiar nameplates in 2018, while below we find some long lost PEV rarities, like #9 Tesla-Toyota RAV4 EV, the Honda Fit & Accord Plug-Ins, and even the #15 Fisker Karma exotica was selling cars (not many, though).

1Chevrolet Volt3.35114.99425
2Nissan Leaf2.42014.12324
3Tesla Model S1.30012.05020
4Toyota Prius Plug-In1.7916.82212
5Ford C-Max Energi6213.5366
6Ford Fusion Energi6002.5924
7Ford Focus Electric1751.2252
8Mitsubishi I-Miev309582
9Toyota RAV4 EV2317501
10Honda Fit EV664201
11Smart Fortwo ED1823551
Fiat 500e
Honda Accord Plug-In
Chevrolet Spark EV
Fisker Karma
Scion iQ EV


China -  Chery QQ3 EV #1

Despite being the fourth largest EV market in the World, in 2013 it's hard to get accurate data from the Chinese market yet, sales mounted to 5.889 units in the first half of the year (Now, two days are enough to sell that many units), most were pure electrics (5.114), while Plug-In Hybrids represented just 13% (775 units) of the market. (then, as today).

In 2013, the Best Selling BYD (e6) was only #3, with Chery QQ3 EV (Father of the current eQ) comfortably in #1, and the JAC J3 EV (Grandfather of the current iEV sedans) in #2.

The major change is in #5, with the BAIC E150 EV climbing one position and featuring on this Top 5.

1Chery QQ3 EV (e)1.800
2JAC J3 EV (e)850
3BYD e6730
4BYD F3 DM658
5BAIC E150 EV (e)550