Monday, February 20, 2017

Italy January 2016

Image result for Renault Zoe in Italy
The French hatch quietly takes over Italy

Renault Zoe Starts in the Lead

Last month the Italian EV market surged 111% YoY, to 388 units, its best result in almost two years, with the EV share jumping to 0,23%.

While growth is always good, especially in a stagnant market like this one, most of it comes from PHEVs, which are growing 200%, becoming for the first time the majority of sales.

Looking at the models ranking, the first leader of the year was the Renault Zoe, now benefiting from the ZE40 kick, with 64 registrations, followed by another small BEV with a battery upgrade, the BMW i3, and Third we have the veteran Citröen C-Zero, with a surprising 47 registrations, no doubt connected to a fleet deal (Car Sharing?).

Below in the ranking, the #4 Mercedes GLC350e was the best selling plug-in hybrid, with 46 units, a great start for the Mercedes SUV, which goes in line with the current trends in Europe.

A mention to the Tesla Model X, delivering a record 11 units, outrunning its Model S sibling for the first time.

Looking at the manufacturers ranking, BMW is in the lead, with 27% Share, followed by Renault (15%), and Mercedes (11%). It seems the Three Pointed Star is finally going all in, will we see it run for the leadership?

Pl
ItalyJan.     YTD%'16Pl
1Renault Zoe6464156
2
3
4
5
BMW i3 *
Citröen C-Zero
Mercedes GLC350e
BMW 225xe Active Tourer
48
47
46
31
48
47
46
31
11
11
10
7
5
8
25
2
6
7
8
Nissan Leaf
BMW 330e
Volvo XC90 T8
29
24
16
29
24
16
7
5
4
1
9
12
9
Audi A3 e-Tron15153
19
10
11
12
BMW X5 40e
Tesla Model X
Tesla Model S
12
11
9
12
11
9
3
2
2
13
26
4
13
14
14
16
17
17
Audi Q7 e-Tron
Volkswagen Golf GTE
BMW 740e
Volkswagen e-Up!
Citroen E-Mehari
Mercedes C350e
6
5
5
3
2
2
6
5
5
3
2
2
1
1
1
1
0
0
24
7
21
18
33
36
17Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV22010
17
21
21
21
21
Porsche Cayenne Plug-in
Ford Focus Electric
Kia Soul EV
Mercedes B250e
Mercedes E350e
2
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
20
39
31
11
N/A
21Mercedes GLE500e11027
21
21
21
21
Mercedes S500e
Mitsubishi I-Miev
Nissan e-NV200 / Evalia
Volkswagen Passat GTE
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
0
0
0
0
34
29
17
14

TOTAL388388100

e) Estimate

Source: greenstart.it; unrae.it

* - 12 Bev + 36 Rex

Friday, February 17, 2017

Austria January 2017

Image result for BMW i3 Renault Zoe
Charging for another duel

Renault Zoe Shines, VW e-Golf sinks


Austrian plug-in sales were up 35% YoY to 412 new EV's in January, placing the EV Share at a record 1,64%.

Looking at the models ranking, the podium positions remained unchanged, with the Renault Zoe (104 units, best result in 10 months) in the lead, thanks to the start of mass deliveries of the ZE 40 version, behind it the French hatchback has its arch-rival, called BMW i3, with 94 units, while the Tesla Model S started the year in Third Place, with 37 units. 

Looking elsewhere, the VW e-Golf had its worst month in two years, with only two deliveries, no doubt due to the improved version being just a couple of months away.

In the manufacturers ranking, Renault  (25% Share) started as leader, but with last year winner BMW (24%) right behind, it looks to be another entertaining year to look at, with the Third Placed Tesla (13%) looking at the duel from a far. 

PlAustriaJan.YTD%'16Pl
1Renault Zoe104104251
2
3
4
BMW i3 *
Tesla Model S
Kia Soul EV
94
37
24
94
37
24
22
9
6
2
3
8
5Nissan Leaf232365
6Audi Q7 e-Tron e)202057
7
8
8
10
11
12
Tesla Model X
Volvo XC90 T8 e)
Mercedes B250e
Volkswagen e-Up!
Nissan e-NV200 / Evalia
BMW 225xe Act. Tourer e)
16
15
15
8
7
5
16
15
15
8
7
5
4
4
4
2
2
1
10
11
6
15
19
9
12Peugeot iOn55
1
24
12BMW X5 40e   e)55123
12
Mercedes GLC350e  e) 5
5
1
31
12
Mercedes C350e  e)5
5
1
12
12
12
12
Mitsu. Outlander PHEV  e)
Volkswagen Passat GTE e)
Volkswagen Golf GTE e)
5
5
5
5
5
5
1
1
1
14
15
13
20
20
22
23
Citröen C-Zero
Hyundai Ioniq Electric
Volkswagen e-Golf
BMW i8
3
3
2
1
3
3
2
1
1
1
0
0
25
27
4
21

TOTAL412412100

Source: http://myampera.wordpress.com

* - 92 BEV + 2 REX

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Switzerland January 2017

Image result for bmw i3 vs renault zoe switzerland
Ready, Set, Go!


BMW i3 vs Zoe 


The Swiss EV market registered some 500 units last month, up 20% YoY, with the EV Share up to a record 2.7%.

The BMW i3 started the year in the lead, with 86 units, followed by its subcompact arch-rival, the French Zoe, with 70 units.

Tesla placed their nameplates right behind the top two, this time with the Model X (54 units) outrunning its Model S (49) sibling.

In the manufacturers ranking, BMW (34%) jumped to First, with is First, followed by Tesla (19%) and
Renault (13%).

PlSwitzerlandJan.YTD%'16Pl
1
2
3
BMW i3
Renault Zoe
Tesla Model X
86
70
54
86
70
54
17
13
10
2
4
5
4
5
Tesla Model S
BMW 330e  e)
49
30
49
30
9
6
1
12
6
BMW 225xe Act. Tourer e)
25
25
5
16
6BMW X5 40e  e)2525512
8Audi A3 e-Tron e)202043
8
8
Audi Q7 e-Tron e)
Volkswagen Golf GTE e)
20
20
20
20
4
4
25
6
8
12
13
13
13
Volkswagen Passat GTE e)
Nissan Leaf
Mercedes C350e  e)
Mercedes GLC350e  e)
Mitsu. Outlander PHEV  e)
20
17
10
10
10
20
17
10
10
10
4
3
2
2
2
11
10
18
29
7
13
13
18
Porsche Cayenne Plug-In e)
Volvo XC90 PHEV e)
Hyundai Ioniq Electric e)
10
10
8
10
10
8
2
2
2
8
15
26
19
19
19
Mercedes B250e  e)
Volkswagen e-Up! e)
BMW 740e e)
5
5
5
5
5
5
1
1
1
9
27
34
19Mercedes E350e  e)551N/A
19Mercedes GLE500e  e)55130
24Peugeot iOn33128
24
26
26
28
28
Kia Soul EV  e)
BMW i8
Citröen C-Zero
Citröen e-Mehari
Mitsubishi I-Miev
3
2
2
1
1
3
2
2
1
1
1
0
0
0
0
12
21
24
33
22

TOTAL531531100

e) Estimate

Source: auto-suisse.ch

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

China PHEV Buses 2016

Image result for PHEV Bus China

Complementing this report, which focused solely on BEV Buses, with PHEV sales data now in hand, we have a clearer picture of where the eBuses market is going in China, while BEV buses continued to grow in 2016, albeit in a more moderate rate, last year PHEV buses have actually seen their sales decrease.

Has PHEV technology peaked in 2015, like HEVs did in 2013?


China Buses by Technology



2012 2013 2014 2015 2016


BEV 1904 1672 12760 94260 115700

PHEV 313 2637 16500 23051 19376


HEV 5825 6111 797


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Netherlands January 2017

Image result for ioniq electric in netherlands
Ioniq Electric: Surprise Leader

"...Upside down..."

"Boy you Incentives turn me / Inside out / And round and round"  

This could be the tune of last month in the Dutch EV market, with 717 units registered, sales were down 94% regarding the previous month, due to the incentives-derived stampede of December, the last month for PHEVs to have access to company car incentives.

So one would expect yet another sales hangover like in previous years, but actually registrations weren't that catastrophic, as the 717 units represent a 27% increase YoY, with BEVs doubling sales regarding January 2016, with market share reaching 1.4%.

Will we see this market shift away for good from plug-in hybrids? If that were to happen, it would be a case study on how incentives can influence plug-in markets.

Looking at the top Best Sellers, one can see that the best selling plug-in hybrid shows up only in Seventh (Volvo XC90 PHEV, 46 units), we have to go back to the Middle Ages (2011) to see the Best Selling PHEV this down in the ranking.

An eventful surprise shows up in Number One, with the Hyundai Ioniq Electric starting the year in the leadership, with 95 units, the Korean first #1 outside its home market, followed by three long range BEVs (Some more than others...), which once again proves that range matters

Pl
Model
Sales  
1
Hyundai Ioniq Electric
95
2
BMW i3 *
88
3
Renault Zoe
70
4
Tesla Model S
65
4
Nissan Leaf
63

Looking elsewhere, while PHEV models should still have a significant portion of units that were ordered for December but were only registered in January, it is interesting to see some all-electric models coming alive, like the eight Citröen C-Zero registered, its best result in four years, or the 70 units of the Renault Zoe, its best result in three years, no doubt due to the deliveries of the ZE 40 version.

In the manufacturers ranking, things aren't that upside down as in the models ranking, last year runner-up, BMW, adapted quite well to the new environment, besides extensive, BMW's lineup proves that is also able to play in both sides of the field (BEV and PHEV) with equal efficiency, starting the year in the leadership with 17% share, followed by Tesla (16%) and Hyundai (13%).

Pl
Netherlands
Jan.
YTD
%
'16Pl
1
2
Hyundai Ioniq Electric
BMW i3 *
95
88
95
88
13
12
23
14
3
Renault Zoe
70
70
10
17
4
Tesla Model S
65
65
9
5
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Nissan Leaf
Tesla Model X
Volvo XC90 PHEV
Volkswagen Passat GTE
Porsche Cayenne Plug-in
Audi Q7 e-Tron
Mercedes GLC350e
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
63
50
46
43
20
16
15
12
63
50
46
43
20
16
15
12
9
7
6
6
3
2
2
2
13
15
3
1
22
6
31
7
12
Nissan e-NV200 / Evalia
12
12
2
16
12
15
16
Mercedes C350e
BMW 225xe Active Tourer
Mercedes E350e
12
11
10
12
11
10
2
2
1
4
11
10
16
Kia Soul EV  
10
10
1
27
18
Mercedes B250e 
8
8
1
20
18
18
21
21
Citröen C-Zero
BMW X5 40e
Volkswagen Golf GTE
Volvo V60 Plug-In
8
8
7
7
8
8
7
7
1
1
1
1
38
26
8
9
23
Audi A3 e-Tron
6
6
1
12
23
23
26
27
27
27
30
31
32
BMW 330e
Mercedes S500e
Mercedes GLE500e
Volkswagen e-Up!
Peugeot iOn
BMW 740e
Toyota Prius Plug-In
BMW i8
Kia Optima PHEV
6
6
5
4
4
4
3
2
1
6
6
5
4
4
4
3
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
0
0
0
2
35
30
24
34
18
25
29
21
TOTAL
717
717
100
                   

* - 86 Bev + 2 Rex

Source: RAI Vereniging