Monday, May 25, 2015

Belgium April 2015


Porsche #1 Edition

With 329 EV's sold, it was the second-best ever month, doubling the result of twelve months ago and multiplying sixfold the number of sales, if we look back two years, so we can say that EV's are getting hotter in Belgium every passing month.

Looking at the models ranking, there was yet another leadership change in the YTD ranking (This year nobody could hold the leadership in two straight months), with the Porsche Cayenne Plug-In registering a new personal best (59 sales) and removing the Tesla Model S (Only 14 units, worst result of the year) from #1, while the #3 BMW i3 also improved its personal best, selling 59 units last month.

Next is another member of the Royalty, the Volvo V60 Plug-In holds on to #4, a bit below it, the Golf GTE rises to #8, all while at the bottom of the ranking the Merc 350e lands, a car that might have a word to say in this Knokke-Heist Premium oriented market.

In the manufacturers ranking, Porsche is now in the lead (21%), followed by BMW (19%), while Tesla drops two positions to Third (17%).


PlBelgiumApr.YTD%'14Pl
1Porsche Cayenne Plug-In592181714
2Tesla Model S14214171
3BMW i3 *59154122
4Volvo V60 Plug-In2610896
5Nissan Leaf189984
6Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV219475
7BMW i8118269
8VW Golf GTE58786N/A
9Audi A3 e-Tron2364515
10Porsche Panamera Plug-In74333
11Mercedes S500 Plug-In e)10222N/A
12Renault Twizy22028
13
14
VW e-Golf
VW e-Up!                
5
5
19
13
2
1
10
12
15
16
17
18
18
18
21
21
23
Renault Zoe
Smart Fortwo ED
Mercedes B-Class ED
Ford Focus Electric
Nissan e-NV200 / Evalia
Porsche 918
Opel Ampera
Kia Soul EV
Mercedes C350e
3
3
1
1
2
1
2
1
1
11
8
4
3
3
3
2
2
1
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
7
10
N/A
N/A
18
21
16
18
N/A

TOTAL3291.265100

Source: febiac.be



* - 14 Bev + 45 Rex

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Austria April 2015 (BEV only)



Balanced Edition 

Only BEV's are available for the moment, but nevertheless, they are enough to put the Austrian EV market ahead of last year (507 vs 501 in '14, with BEV and PHEV combined), so this is another market set for growth this year.

The Renault Zoe was the Fourth Monthly Best Seller of the year (The previous were e-Golf, i3 and Leaf), but last years leader is now only #4, one unit behind the #3 e-Golf and not far away from the top two, Leaf and Model S, which are also separated by the minimum margin, so a lot can still happen here. 

Looking at the manufacturers ranking, the top spots are also pretty balanced, with Nissan in the lead (21%), followed closely by Tesla (19%) and VW (Also 19%). 

PlAustriaApr.YTD%'14Pl
1Nissan Leaf1398195
2Tesla Model S1897194
3Volkswagen e-Golf11741511
4Renault Zoe2073141
5
6
7
BMW i3
Smart Fortwo ED
Kia Soul EV
11
3
10
59
25
21
12
5
4
2
9
14
8Volkswagen e-Up!72043
9Mercedes B-Class ED4173N/A
10Nissan e-NV200 / Evalia311212
11Renault Twizy e)5928
12Mitsubishi I-Miev
3113






TOTAL105507100


Source: http://myampera.wordpress.com

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Switzerland April 2015



Tesla Edition

The Swiss EV Market registered a second 400-plus sales, with the EV Share jumping yet again to 1,28%, well above the 0,75% of last year.

The Tesla Model S continues to impress, thanks to 117 registrations last month, being the fourth time that this model reaches three digits in one month, something that the competition is yet to experience. 

The BMW i3 had a brilliant result, selling 66 units, fueling it up two positions to #2, leaving the working class hero Renault Zoe in #3, while the Nissan Leaf is now #5, thanks to a record month (51 registrations).

In the manufacturers ranking, Tesla extended their lead, with 24% share, followed by BMW (15%) and VW (15%)

PlSwitzerlandApr.2015%'14Pl
1
2
Tesla Model S
BMW i3
117
66
315
158
24
12
1
3
3Renault Zoe43151124
4Volkswagen Golf GTE e)3012710N/A
5Nissan Leaf519076
6Mitsu. Outlander PHEV e)156252
7Porsche Cayenne Plug-In e)15615N/A
8BMW i8114239
9Audi A3 e-Tron e)10413N/A
9Volkswagen e-Golf e)10413N/A
11
12
Renault Twizy e)
Mitsubishi I-Miev
5
14
27
24
2
2
5
7
12Nissan e-NV200 / Evalia e)5242N/A
12Renault Kangoo ZE e)5242N/A
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
23
23
26
26
Smart Fortwo ED e)
Volvo V60 Plug-In e)
Volkswagen e-Up! e)
Opel Ampera
Porsche 918
Volkswagen XL1
Citröen C-Zero
Mercedes B-Class ED
Mercedes S500 Plug-In
Porsche Panamera Plug-In
McLaren P1
Peugeot Partner EV
Citröen Berlingo EV
5
5
5
3
1
1




1


23
21
20
14
12
6
5
3
2
2
2
1
1
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
N/A
N/A
N/A
8
11
16
12
N/A
N/A
N/A
12
N/A
N/A

TOTAL4181.219100

Source: auto-suisse.ch

Sunday, May 17, 2015

China April 2015

From XL to XS, from posh SUV's to commercial vehicles, BYD is determined to cover every possible EV niche 

"All About That BYD" Edition

After an historic month in March, the Chinese EV sales fell some 2.000 units regarding the previous month to 9.000 units, which is still the third best month ever and a whole lot more than the 3.800 registrations made a year ago, so the market continues on record pace and the EV Share is above 0.4%.

Looking at the models ranking, while most models sales declined regarding March, the #1 BYD Qin just keeps on going in its never-ending record spree (Now at 2.625 units) that has been happening every month since its introduction in December '13!

One might say that achieving those numbers in a market as large as China is easy, but remember, if the Qin was only #157 in the General Ranking, the best selling EV in the US last month (Model S) was #158!

The good news for BYD didn't ended there, with the veteran e6 (With improved range soon), performing a year best, by selling 890 units and securing the Bronze Medal in the Monthly Ranking, behing the much cheaper Zotye E20, while rising at the same time three positions in the YTD ranking, to #5.

There were also other moves in the ranking, the Zotye E20 climbed to #2, the Chery QQ EV recovered a bit of protagonism, recovering to #4, all while JAC had its best month in two years(!), selling 584 units and joining the Top 10 at the same time.

With the Qin and e6 running at full speed, BYD doesn't even need to promote the Denza bastard or rush the Tang landing, as it continues to rule the market, with 37% Share, well ahead of the #2 Zotye, with 17%, and #3 Chery, with 11%.


PlChinaApr.  YTD%'14Pl
1BYD Qin2.6258.944291
2Zotye E201.1313.058104
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10

BAIC E-Series EV
Chery QQ EV
BYD e6
Zotye Z100 EV
Roewe 550 PHEV
Tesla Model S e)
Chery eQ
JAC I EV
Others
847
667
890
447
479
300
262
584
713
2.797
2.096
1.989
1.973
1.921
 1.629
1.323
1.086
3.591
9
7
7
6
 6
5
4
4
12
5
3
6
 N/A
9
6
12
10


TOTAL8.94529.666100


Source: China Auto Web

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Germany April 2015

Fighting for the "EV Meisterschaft"
#1 GTE Edition

The 1.719 EV's sold last month represent a 60% increase regarding the same month last year, meaning that EV Sales continue in good health in Germany, with the EV Share now at 0,59%, up from 0,44% last year.

Looking at the monthly ranking, for once there were no major surprises, with the Golf GTE (277 units, new Personal Best), repeating the Best Seller title of January, followed by the BMW i3 (219 units, personal best this year) and the Outlander PHEV.

The #4 Audi A3 e-Tron sold 192 units, its best result of the year, while there was a tie in #5, with the Renault Zoe and the Tesla Model S both selling 86 units.

Looking at the particular case of the american car, it is a good result within the plug-in niche, but looking at the larger picture of their ICE direct competitors, it is a disappointing number, as all of them outsold the S (Merc CLS - 451 units, Audi A7 - 560, BMW 6-series - 280, Panamera - 168). If in the future Tesla wants to be a player in the General Market, it needs to sell consistently above the 150 units/month. Will it get there eventually? Ladies and Gentlemen, please make yout bets.

PlModel
Sales  
1Volkswagen Golf GTE277
2BMW i3 *219
3Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV202
4Audi A3 e-Tron192
5Ren. Zoe / Tesla Model S86

The YTD ranking saw another leadership change, with the Golf GTE dethroning the BMW i3, while the Mitsu Outlander PHEV continues Third, with 11% Share and only 1% behind the top two.

The Audi A3 e-Tron climbed to #4 (Dropping the Leaf to #5), while the Tesla Model S also climbed one position, to #6.

An interesting trend in Germany is the rise of plug-in hybrids, last year there was only one representative in the Top 5 (Outlander PHEV, in #5), now they are the majority (Golf GTE, Outlander PHEV, Audi A3 e-Tron), this evolution is visible in the BEV / PHEV breakdown, as plug-in hybrids now have 44% Share vs 25% last year, which means that if Europe is leaning towards PHEV's, Germany is leading the way.

There are new models landing in the ranking, two from BMW (X5 and 2-Series PHEV) and one from Audi, the Q7 e-Tron, that registered 22 units in its debut month, a considerable amount, considering the price, staying only 11 units behind the already established Porsche Cayenne Plug-in.  

PlGermanyApr. YTD'15%'14 Pl
1Volkswagen Golf GTE2777721213
2BMW i3 *219716121
3Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV202688115
4Audi A3 e-Tron192543910
5Nissan Leaf3649487
6Tesla Model S8638066
7Volkswagen e-Golf7537268
8Smart Fortwo ED8433552
9Kia Soul EV71311528
 10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
24
26
27
27
29

Renault Zoe
Volkswagen e-Up!
BMW i8
Mercedes B-Class ED
Volvo V60 Plug-In
Porsche Cayenne Plug-In
Mercedes S500 Plug-In
Renault Twizy e)
Nissan e-NV200 / Evalia
Toyota Prius Plug-In
Porsche Panamera Plug-In
Mitsubishi I-Miev
Audi Q7 e-Tron
Volkswagen Passat GTE
Opel Ampera
BMW 2-Series A. T. PHEV
Ford Focus Electric
Peugeot iOn
BMW X5 Plug-In
Renault Fluence ZE

71
29
49
65
32
30
30
10
15
11
7
22
3
6
8
6

3
1
86   282
184
182
160
129
121
115
108
80
62
47
28
22
17
8
8
7
3
3
1

5
3
3
3
2
2
2
2
1
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

3
4
11
16
12
19
20
9
21
15
14
17
N/A
N/A
18
N/A
26
23
N/A
31

TOTAL1.7196.179100

* - 97 Bev + 122 Rex


Source: kba.de

Friday, May 15, 2015

Norway April 2015

GTE: Another model ready to cannibalize regular ICE's sales?

Fresh Blood Edition

EV Sales in Norway went back to normal, to just 2.552 registrations, with the EV Share regressing to a meager 21%....

In April the Top Two positions belonged to te usual top players (e-Golf and Model S), but below these two is where things get interesting, as several plug-in hybrids shined, the Outlander PHEV was Third with 190 units, the Audi A3 e-Tron improved once again its personal best and ended the month with 182 units and the #4, a first for the german car.

In #7 we have a new appearance, with the VW Golf GTE (finally) landing in Norway, with 144 units, will we see it lead the PHEV chart, just like its e-Golf brother does in the BEV front? Maybe, but the A3 e-Tron cousin and the Outlander PHEV will bee two tough cookies to beat.

As for the Mercedes B-Class ED, the 134 units sold last month not only represent a new personal record, but it also might mean that the plug-in Mercedes have finished their landing safely and now are opening the gates and letting all their electrics come out and play.

PlModelSales  
1Volkswagen e-Golf804
2Tesla Model S230
3Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV190
4Audi A3 e-Tron182
5Nissan Leaf167

Looking to the YTD ranking, the PHEV Best-Seller trophy is hardly disputed by the Outlander PHEV, up one position to #6 and now only 5 units behind the #5 and direct competitor Audi A3 e-Tron. 

The Merc B-Class ED had a great month, jumping five positions to #10, while the Golf GTE is #14 for now, but a Top 10 place is in its sights in the next couple of months.

Looking at the brands ranking, Volkswagen continues to increase the lead (40%), followed at a distance by Tesla (17%) and Nissan (13%).

PlNorwayApr.YTD '15%'14Pl
1Volkswagen e-Golf8043.476335
2Tesla Model S2301.762172
3Nissan Leaf1671.249121
4Volkswagen e-Up!13562063
5Audi A3 e-Tron182551521
6Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV19054656
7Renault Zoe15451558
8BMW i310243844
9
10
Peugeot iOn
Mercedes B-Class ED
61
134
262
230
2
2
11
N/A
11
12
Kia Soul EV
Mitsubishi I-Miev
40
37
212
193
2
2
7
9
13
14
Volvo V60 Plug-In
Volkswagen Golf GTE
53
144
176
146
2
1
14
N/A
15
16
17
18
19
20
20
22
23
24
Nissan e-NV200 / Evalia
Citröen C-Zero
BMW i8
Peugeot Partner EV
Toyota Prius Plug-In
Citröen Berlingo EV
Renault Kangoo ZE
Smart Fortwo ED
Opel Ampera
Mercedes S500 Plug-In
14
93
4

4


4


121
95
20
10
8
5
5
4
2
1
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
15
8
20
12
17
16
19
22
21
N/A

TOTAL2.55210.647100


Source: elbil.no; dinside.no