Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Canada July (& August Preview)

Image result for chevrolet bolt canada

Nissan Leaf Climbs to Third

Canada's plug-in market continues to grow, with 1.322 new registrations being made in July, up 21%YoY, with the YTD EV Share at 0.7% share. 

Will we see this market breach the 1% barrier for the first time this year? I wouldn't bet against it.

With the Volt comfortably seated on the Best Seller seat, Chevrolet should have been focused in delivering its new baby, the Bolt, but with only 117 deliveries last month (Fourth drop in a row), Chevy's BEV model seems to have hit a deliveries bottleneck, let's hope that this downward trend ends soon and GM finally decides to allocate enough units to satisfy demand. Or is it something else driving this drop?

Looking at the remaining models, the Nissan Leaf had a year best(!) performance, with 148 registrations, rising to Third, while the Hyundai Ioniq Electric climbed to #8, thanks to 102 deliveries, the Korean importer seems to have been awarded with enough units that could allow the BEV to reach #6 by year end. 

Also shining is the Ford Focus Electric (Yes, that same one), with 87(!!) units, its third monthly record in a row(!), allowing it to climb another position, to #11.

In the manufacturers ranking, Chevrolet has its leadership secured, with 35% share, followed by Tesla (18%) and Nissan (9%). 

Looking into August preliminary results, the big news were the dismal performance of the Chevrolet Bolt, with only 82 units, its worst result since January, and far from the result of its Volt (295 units) sibling. 

As for Toyota, the local importer provided 91 units (Quebec-Only data), once production catch up with demand, we could see it in the Top 8 soon.


PlCanadaJulyYTD%
1Chevrolet Volt2312.22924
2Chevrolet Bolt 11798311
3
4
Nissan Leaf
Tesla Model S
148
50
859
841
9
9
5Tesla Model X688289
6
7
8
9
Audi A3 e-Tron
Kia Soul EV
Hyun. Ioniq Electric
Volvo XC90 PHEV
52
41
102
41
366
341
311
288
4
4
3
3
10
11
Chr. Pacifica PHEV
Ford Focus Electric
7
87
267
259
3
3
12
13
14
Toyota Prius Prime
Ford C-Max  Ener. e)
Por. Cayenne PHEV
98
30
32
242
210
205
3
2
2
15
16
Ford Fusion Ener. e)
BMW i3
25
37
175
170
2
2
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
25
25

BMW X5 PHEV
Volkswagen e-Golf
BMW i8
BMW 330e
Mitsubishi I-Miev
BMW 530e
Mercedes GLE550e
Mercedes S550e
BMW 740e
Hyun. Sonata PHEV
Mini Count. PHEV
Others
16
84
11
8
6
15
2
4
1
2
7

164
123
64
59
41
38
28
21
14
14
14
11
2
1
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

TOTAL1.3229.165100

Source: Greencarreports



Monday, September 18, 2017

Finland August 2017

Image result for Porsche Panamera vs Volvo S90
Scandinavian Classic, now with a Plug in it

Record Month

Finland has become one of my favorite markets to report, because news are always good, and August confirmed the trend, with a total of 258 EV's sold, a new record, with sales up 211% regarding the same month last year, with YTD numbers doubling the 2016 result, with the EV Share up again to a record 2,1%.

Looking at the models ranking, the Mercedes GLC350e is the unchallenged ruler, rising from #15 in 2016 to an undisputed leadership (24% share, 15% above the runner-up), with 352 units.

But the runner-up place is pretty much up for grab, with the VW Passat GTE running to keep several players behind it, like the #3 Audi Q7 e-Tron (12 units behind), the #4 Volvo XC90 PHEV (-26 units), or even the #5 BMW 530e, that with a record 34 units in August, it is by far the year Rookie of the Year, and was last month's runner-up model, if the German midsizer continues at this pace, he will most likely win this year Silver Medal.

Other models had good performances in August, with the Porsche Panamera PHEV (22 deliveries, new pb) jumping to #12, while the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV delivered 18 units, its best result in over three years.

Looking at the manufacturers ranking, Mercedes (27%) is in the lead, followed by BMW (26%) in Second, with Volkswagen in Third Place, with 12% share.

PlFinland
Aug.
 YTD '17
   %
Pl '16
1
2
3
4
Mercedes GLC350e
Volkswagen Passat GTE
Audi Q7 e-Tron
Volvo XC90 T8
37
16
7
13
352
130
118
104
24
9
8
7
15
2
9
1
5BMW 530e
34
100
7
N/A
6
6
BMW 330e
Tesla Model S
16
5
90
90
6
6
3
5
8Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV18846
6
9
10
11
12
12
14
BMW 225xe Active Tourer
Tesla Model X
Nissan Leaf
BMW X5 40e
Porsche Panamera PHEV
Renault Zoe
9
2
7
3
22
11
68
65
61
48
48
41
5
4
4
3
3
3
7
14
7
4
N/A
N/A
14BMW i3
2
41
3
15
16
17
18
18
20
20

Hyundai Ioniq Electric
Mercedes E350e
Volkswagen Golf GTE
Porsche Cayenne PHEV
Kia Optima PHEV
Volvo S/V90 PHEV
Others
5
1
9
1
6
10
23
39
36
32
32
30
30
115
3
2
2
2
2
2
7

TOTAL2581.749 100


Source: trafi.fi

Friday, September 15, 2017

Romania August 2017

Image result for BMW i3 in romania


BMW i3 Shines 

If temperatures across Romania are starting to fall, the local EV market is hot as ever, with August signaling a year best(!) for plug-ins, with 43 units, up 153%, pulling the 2017 sales to 144 units, up 87% YoY. True, the starting base is small, but growth is always good, right?

With the EV Share at a record 0.25%, plug-ins in Romania are starting to move the needle, will we see it move in a more significant way next year?

If last year BMW and Mercedes were the big players, with both counting 69% of last year sales, in 2017 the domination has eroded a bit (They have 61% of the market), but the podium still belongs to them, with the BMW i3 shining in August, thanks to 14 deliveries (Year best), and reaching the leadership, tied with the Mercedes B250e. 

Romania is the only market where the Mercedes BEV is leading the ranking and also where it places two models in the podium, as the GLC350e joins the B250e, in Third. Kudos for the local Mercedes importer. 

In a market strongly driven by SUV's, where five of the Top 10 belong to that category, it is interesting to see that BEVs are now outselling PHEVs, with 75 units vs 69, when in 2016 plug-in hybrids trounced all-electrics by 93 to 69.

Three models contributed to this rise, with the #2 Mercedes B250e, #4 Renault Zoe and #6 VW e-Golf all climbing in the ranking. 

In the manufacturers ranking, Mercedes and BMW are the only two relevant brands, with the first winning over the current Title bearer by 32% vs 27% share. The distant Third Placed is Renault, with 10%.

Pl
Romania
Aug.
  2017
     %Pl '16
1BMW i3141913
1
1
3
Mercedes B250e
Mercedes GLC350e
4
1
19
18
13
13
14
8
4Renault Zoe131510
8
5BMW X5 40e
107
2
6Volkswagen e-Golf
96
N/A
7
7
9
10
10
10
13
13
13
13
17
17

Audi Q7 e-Tron
Mercedes GLE500e
Volvo XC90 T8
Tesla Model X
BMW 225xe Active Tourer
BMW 740e
Porsche Panamera PHEV
Porsche Cayenne Plug-In
Smart Fortwo ED
Volkswagen e-Up!
Mini Countryman PHEV
Tesla Model S
Others
2
1



1
1

3


1
2
8
8
5
4
4
4
3
3
3
3
2
2
5
6
6
3
3
3
3
2
2
2
2
1
1
3
N/A
3
6
8
17
12
N/A
14
N/A
N/A
N/A
14
N/A

TOTAL43144100

Source: http://www.drpciv..ro/

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Netherlands August 2017



Tesla does a 1-3 podium

Looking at August results, numbers dropped 27% YoY, to 696 units, with the Tesla Model S winning another Best Seller award, with 157 deliveries (Up 22% YoY), with the Hyundai Ioniq Electric staying in Second Place, with 107 units (New pb), while the Tesla Model X was Third, with 99 deliveries, followed by the Renault Zoe and VW e-Golf. 

Pl
Model
Sales  
1
Tesla Model S
157
2
Hyundai Ioniq Electric
107
3
Tesla Model X
99
4
Renault Zoe
70
5
Volkswagen e-Golf
58

Looking at the YTD ranking, the Hyundai Ioniq Electric recovered the Third Place from the BMW i3, with the Korean now becoming the Best Selling regular-priced (<40.000 €) BEV, ahead of the aforementioned BMW i3, and the Renault Zoe, 98 units behind. Should be an entertaining race to see...

Another two BEVs are climbing the ranking stairs, with the Rookie of the Year Opel Ampera-e jumping to #12, while the Smart ForFour ED is now #26.

On the Best Selling PHEVs side, the Porsche Panamera PHEV was August Best Seller, with 23 units, allowing to reach #9, now only 25 units behind this year PHEV #1, the Volvo XC90 PHEV (110 units).

In the manufacturers ranking, Tesla is head and shoulders above the competition (32%), while in Second Place we have BMW (13%), with Hyundai now closing the podium, with 12% share (Up 1%), closely followed by Renault (10%).

Pl
Netherlands
Aug.
YTD
%
'16Pl
1
2
Tesla Model S
Tesla Model X
157
99
1.025
617
20
12
5
15
3
Hyundai Ioniq Electric
107
602
12
23
4
BMW i3
46
544
11
14
5
6
7
8
9
10
10
12
13
14
14
Renault Zoe
Nissan Leaf
Volkswagen e-Golf
Volvo XC90 PHEV
Porsche Panamera PHV
Mitsu. Outlander PHEV 
Mercedes GLC350e
Opel Ampera-e
Mercedes B250e 
Kia Soul EV 
Porsche Cayenne Plug-in
70
27
58
3
23
2
7
27
4
1
3
504
416
266
110
85
75
75
59
55
47
47
10
8
5
2
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
17
13
19
3
33
7
31
N/A
20
27
25
16
17
18
19
20
21
Volkswagen Passat GTE
BMW 530e
Mini Countryman PHEV
Volkswagen e-Up!
Nissan e-NV200 / Evalia
T. Prius Plug-In (Gen I&II)

13
9
1
5
1
44
42
39
38
37
36
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
N/A
N/A
24
16
22
22
BMW 225xe Act Tourer
2
28
1
11
23
Citröen C-Zero
1
24
0
38
24
Audi Q7 e-Tron 

23
0
6
24
26
27
28
Mercedes C350e 
Smart Forfour ED
Mercedes E350e
Smart Fortwo ED
5
5
3
3
23
21
20
19
0
0
0
0
4
N/A
10
38
29
Volvo S/V90 PHEV
1
18
0
N/A
30

BMW 330e
Others
1
12
17
115
0
2
2

TOTAL
696
5.071
100
       






































Source: RAI Vereniging


Regular Hybrids + Plug-ins Ranking


Pl
Model
Aug. Sales  
1
Kia Niro
376
2
Toyota Yaris Hybrid
330
2
Toyota C-HR Hybrid
330
4
Toyota Auris Hybrid
162
5
Tesla Model S
157

If we add regular hybrids to plug-ins, the Kia Niro was the August Best Seller, with 376 units (Now imagine what a BEV Niro could do), with the Toyota trio (Yaris and Auris stalwarts, C-HR rebel kid) always present, while the Tesla Model S is in Fifth, being the only plug-in to regularly feature in this Top 5.



Tesla Model S & Others


Pl
Model
Aug. Sales  
1
  BMW 5-Series
317
2
         Tesla Model S
157
3
Volvo S/V90
136
4
Mercedes E-Class
104
5
Audi A6
40

Looking at the E-Segment/full-size vehicles, the BMW 5-Series recovered the leadership, with the Tesla Model S rising to Second Place.

Considering the upcoming September last-month-of-quarter peak, will we see the Model S outsell the BMW 5-Series? 


Tesla Model X & Others


Pl
Model
Aug. Sales  
1
Tesla Model X
99
2
BMW X5
29
3
Volvo XC90
26
4
Jaguar F-Pace
25
5
Range Rover Sport15

Big SUV's had a big hit with the end of PHEV incentives, to the benefit of the Tesla Model X, which now has the big advantage of being the only model eligible to plug-in incentives, with the American Sports SUV outselling the Second Placed BMW X5 by a 3 to 1 ratio.