Thursday, August 25, 2016

Europe July 2016

Image result for 2016 Outlander PHEV and the beach


VW Passat GTE impresses during Summertime Chill Season 


This article is being simultaneously published on CleanTechnica & EV Obsession.

The European EV market had more than 13.000 registrations last month, down 4% over July 2015, the slowdown in sales are more visible on the BEV side, now that buyers are waiting for the upcoming long-range models. Nevertheless, the market is set to surpass the 200.000 units by year end.

Looking at the Monthly Ranking:

Image result for 2016 Outlander PHEV and the beach 
#1 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV – Despite the Japanese SUV being the Best Seller in July, with 1.490 units, the fact is that its sales have dropped 14% YoY, this being the fifth month in a row of slowing sales. Talk about bittersweet victory... Although growing in important markets, like Norway or Sweden, Mitsubishi hasn’t found a way to replace the average 300-400 units/month it had last year in the Dutch market and to stop the sales bleeding in the UK. Is Mitsubishi’s star product becoming passé?

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#2 VW Passat GTE – Thanks to Sweden and Norway, big time Passat GTE buyers, Volkswagen’s midsize offering reached the Second Position, its highest ranking ever, with 1.178 units, its best score this year. With the right mix of space, practicality, low carbon emissions and power, the Passat GTE is destined for success as company car for middle managers.

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#3 Renault Zoe – The French hatch sales went back to black, in July, with registrations up 16% YoY to 1.135 units. With Germany compensating for the seasonal slowdown of its domestic market, the French hatchback is enjoying the summer break to chill and return en force in September, preparing itself for the big Renault-Nissan Alliance product showdown at the Paris Auto Show…   

Image result for 2016 Golf GTE on the beach 
#4 Volkswagen Golf GTE – The (not so) surprise of the month, VW’s sporty hatch returned to the Top 5, reaching #4, with 834 units, but sales are down 52% YoY, with last year result inflated by the Netherlands and currently suffering from internal competition from its Passat GTE larger sibling, the plug-in hybrid version of Europe’s Best Selling car will have a hard time in the near future, especially when the longer range VW e-Golf lands.

 Image result for 2016 Nissan Leaf on the beach
#5 Nissan Leaf – Sales of the Japanese hatch were down 25% in July, to 805 units, its worst performance of the year, with registrations dropping across the continent. In normal circumstances, Nissan would be worried and would try to pull some tricks to turn things around, but this time, the Japanese brand is just keeping production at minimal levels to avoid big unsold stocks, waiting for the big EV Push to be made by the Alliance at the Paris Auto Show.



YTD Ranking

Looking at the YTD ranking, this month there was only one significant change, with the VW Passat GTE jumping to #6, looking enviously to the Fifth Position of its Golf GTE relative.

But the race for #5 will also be made by the BMW i3, once the expected tsunami of 33kWh units arrives.

In the midst of the Summertime Chill season, besides the Passat GTE, other two models outside the Top 20 also did their best, the Mercedes GLE500e had 136 units registered, its best performance ever, while the Audi Q7 e-Tron did even better, with 352 deliveries, by far its best month to date, already pulling it to #13 in the July ranking.

(Un)Coincidentally, both are Big Luxury SUV’s, something that seems to be the Trend du Jour these days.

Looking at the manufacturers ranking, the trophy bearer, Volkswagen (16%) has managed to keep Renault (15%) at bay, while the increasingly menacing BMW (13%) is just waiting for the 33 kWh i3 to arrive, in order to reach the Top Two.


Pl
Europe
July
2016
%
'15Pl
1
Renault Zoe
1.135
13.007
12
2
2
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
1.490
12.614
11
1
3
Nissan Leaf
805
11.659
10
5
4
Tesla Model S
567
7.469
7
4
5
6
Volkswagen Golf GTE
Volkswagen Passat GTE
834
1.178
6.519
5.900
6
5
3
12
7
Volvo XC90 T8
718
5.740
5
18
8
BMW i3
561
5.455
5
6
9
Mercedes C350e
752
4.872
4
11
10
11
Volkswagen e-Golf
Audi A3 e-Tron
495
398
4.384
3.813
4
3
4
7
12
13
14
BMW X5 40e
BMW 330e
BMW 225xe Active Tourer
310
419
350
2.932
2.752
2.501
3
2
2
22
37
32
15
Renault Kangoo ZE
274
2.224
2
13
16
Kia Soul EV
264
2.118
2
10
17
Volvo V60 Plug-In
263
1.887
2
9
18
19
20
Mercedes B250e
Porsche Cayenne Plug-In
Nissan e-NV200 / Evalia
172
191
194
1.725
1.680
1.611
2
1
1
17
14
15
TOTAL
13.104
112.144




Belgium July 2016

Off to Knokke?

Off to Knokke-Heist 

July is usually a slow selling month in Belgium, as the locals migrate massively to Oostende, Knokke -Heist and other summer resorts, but despite this, sales were up 130% to 545 EV's registered, with the EV Share steady at 1.5%.

As usual, AWD vehicles continue to top the ranking, with all podium places in July belonging to such vehicles: The Volvo XC90 T8 (91 units) was once again the Monthly Best-Seller, followed by the BMW X5 PHEV (101) and the BMW 225xe Act. Tourer (39). Interestingly, the fourth place went also to BMW, as the 330e (38 units) accentuates the strong lineup that BMW has made.

Speaking of BMW, it's i3 rose one position to #7, as the first 33kWh units were delivered. Will we see three BMW's in the Top 6 soon? I wouldn't bet against it.

Underlining the never-ending appetite of this market for SUV's, the two models with highest rises in the ranking are two recent additions to that class: The Audi Q7 e-Tron jumps to #27, while the Mercedes GLC350e does even better, climbing to #23.

In the manufacturers ranking, leader BMW (28%, up 1%) continues to increase share, while Volvo (21%, down 1%) is losing steam. In Third we have Porsche, with 11%, followed closely by Mercedes, with 10%. Fun fact, Mercedes sold 52 PHEV SUV's and only 31 plug-in cars in July...


PlBelgiumJulyYTD%'15Pl
1Volvo XC90 T8 911.1062113
2BMW X5 40e 1017511415
3
4
Porsche Cayenne Plug-In
Tesla Model S
21
20
534
401
10
7
2
1
5Nissan Leaf2435178
6BMW 225xe Active Tourer392685N/A
7BMW i3 *2621543
8Mercedes C350e17208416
9
BMW 330e
381994N/A
10Mercedes GLE500e30179327
11Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV1514336
12
13
14
15
Renault Zoe
Volkswagen Passat GTE
Audi A3 e-Tron
BMW i8
6
26
7
5
136
111
96
73
3
2
2
1
18
33
7
9
16
17
17
19
Volkswagen Golf GTE
Mercedes B250e
Mercedes S500e
Porsche Panamera Plug-In
4
8
6
3
69
64
62
52
1
1
1
1
5
11
14
10
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
32
34
34

Volvo V60 Plug-In
Nissan e-NV200 / Evalia
Renault Twizy e)
Mercedes GLC350e
Volkswagen e-Golf
Renault Kangoo ZE
Toyota Prius Plug-In
Audi Q7 e-Tron
Kia Soul EV
Citroen C-Zero
Volkswagen e-Up!
Peugeot iOn
Smart Fortwo ED
Citroen Berlingo EV
Peugeot Partner EV
Citröen e-Mehari
Others
5
3
6
22
2


15
1


2



3

50
49
46
39
31
30
29
20
19
13
12
9
5
5
4
4
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
21
15
N/A
17
N/A
25
N/A
23
24
21
20
19
N/A
N/A
N/A


TOTAL5455.387100

Source: FEBIAC


* - 12 Bev + 14 Rex

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Austria July 2016 (Updated)


Hot Market Edition


Over 300 new EV's were registered in Austria last month, up 56% YoY, with 2.902 units sold this year, placing the EV Share at 1.41%.

Looking at the models ranking, the Renault Zoe was the Best Seller in July, consolidating its leadership, with 560 units, leaving the last year winner, the Tesla Model S, with the runner-up spot.

Looking at the rest of the competition, the top positions remain the same, while at the bottom, the Tesla Model X registers its first units, surely the first of many.

In the manufacturers ranking, Renault is the leader (22% Share), with the Second Placed Volkswagen (20%, up 1%) becoming increasingly menacing, while Tesla is firm in #3, with 14% share. 

PlAustriaJulyYTD%'15Pl
1Renault Zoe54560193
2
3
4
Tesla Model S
Volkswagen e-Golf
BMW i3 
39
33
25
401
307
252
14
11
9
1
6
2
5Nissan Leaf1824485
6Kia Soul EV2817864
7
8
9
10
11
12
Mercedes B250e
Volkswagen Golf GTE e)
Audi A3 e-Tron e)
Volkswagen Passat GTE e)
Volkswagen e-Up!
BMW 225xe Act. Tourer e)
13
20
15
20

5
159
132
120
74
55
53
5
5
4
3
2
2
8
16
9
N/A
12
N/A
13
14
Renault Kangoo ZE e)
Renault Twizy e)
5
5
45
44
2
2
N/A
7
15
16
16
18
19
20
20
22
Mercedes C350e   e)
Nissan e-NV200 / Evalia
Porsche Cayenne Plug-In e)
Peugeot iOn
Mitsu. Outlander PHEV
BMW i8
Volvo XC90 T8 e)
Volvo V60 Plug-In 
10
3
5
4


10

40
35
35
28
26
25
25
18
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
N/A
15
17
15
9
20
N/A
9
23
24
Citröen C-Zero
Audi Q7 e-Tron e)
4
5
17
9
1
0
19
N/A
25
26
Smart Fortwo ED
Porsche Panamera Plug-In
1

8
6
0
0
14
18
27
Volkswagen XL1
2022
27
27
Mitsubishi I-Miev
Tesla Model X

2
2
2
0
0
22
N/A

TOTAL3242.902100

Source: http://myampera.wordpress.com

Monday, August 22, 2016

Colombia June 2016

Twizzies galore in Colombia

Debut Edition

We have a new market on EV Sales, Colombia, with 269 units sold in 2015 and 73 in the first half of this year, the market is regressing, but the numbers are still significant, with the EV share now at 0.05%.

After the first pioneering years having been divided between Mitsubishi (2011 & '12) and BYD (2013 & '14) efforts, the First Year of the Electric Car in Colombia (2015) was much due to the arrival of Renault and in particular of its Twizy city vehicle, which struck a chord in the market and registered 215 units that year, being responsible for 80% of all plug-in sales.

This year the numbers are less impressive, but the tiny Renault still holds 75% of the market, leaving some scrums to its Kangoo ZE relative (#2, with 9 units) and the other plug-in models.

Looking to the upcoming months, the Renault Zoe is expected to arrive soon, with the French brand expecting to succeed at least as much as the Twizy, while BYD has also hinted to bring some novelties here. BYD Qin EV300? It would be a welcome addition, no doubt about it.


PlColombiaJuneYTD '16%'15Pl
1Renault Twizy1655751
2
3
3
Renault Kangoo ZE
BMW
i3
Nissan Leaf
1

1
9
4
4
12
5
5
3
2
N/A
5BYD e6
11N/A
TOTAL1873100

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