After a June sales peak, due 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.
|5||VW Passat GTE||298|
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.
|4||Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV||190||2353||5|
|5||Tesla Model X||113||2346||5|
|6||Tesla Model S||82||1959||4|
|8||Volvo XC60 PHEV||81||1755||4|
|10||Volvo S/V90 PHEV||66||1670||4|
|11||VW Passat GTE||298||1543||3|
|12||Hyundai Ioniq Electric||159||1375||3|
|13||BMW 225xe Active Tourer||185||1200||3|
|14||Audi A3 e-Tron||269||1065||2|
|15||BMW X5 PHEV||13||904||2|
|16||Volvo XC90 PHEV||60||866||2|
|17||Kia Niro PHEV||77||862||2|
|18||Kia Soul EV||168||830||2|
|19||Audi Q7 e-Tron||160||807||2|
|20||VW Golf GTE||88||661||1|
Sources: elbil.no; ofvas.no