Tuesday, October 21, 2014

New Zealand September 2014



Outlander Rules Edition

This (still) small EV market had 197 plug-ins sold this year (0,23% share), which is an exponential growth regarding last year, when only 8 units were registered, making this Year One for EV's in New Zealand.

The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV continues to impress, selling 20 units last month (159 YTD), giving credit to those who believed that the japanese SUV would crack this market. 

Following it, we have the Nissan Leaf in #2 with 30 sales this year, while the Holden Volt is #3 with just 8 units sold.

PlNew ZealandSept.2014%'12Pl
1Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV2015981N/A
2Nissan Leaf33015N/A
3Holden Volt1842
TOTAL24197

Source: mia.org.nz


Thursday, October 16, 2014

China September 2014

KANDI: LOW-COST TESLA?
(On the right side of the picture there's a Geely Panda EV, probably the next addition to this ranking)


"Too Good To Be True?" Edition

Plug-in numbers were through the roof in China, with Kandi manufacturing 6.771 vehicles in one month! 

Even if not all of them went on the streets, these are still impressive numbers, but even if we exclude Kandi out of the sales equation, we still have record numbers, with some 5.300 plug-in cars being sold, and we are still missing the numbers from recent launches, like Denza or the Venucia e30...

If we count the extraordinary Kandi numbers to the rest of the ranking, we have an out-of-this-world number of 11.991 vehicles, by far the best sales month ever in China, and the second best in the world, only behind last May in the USA (12.053 units). These numbers placed the EV Share at 0.33%, four times above the number recorded last year (0,08%).

Looking at the models ranking, if the leader Kandi EV surge has already been mentioned, the #2 BYD Qin continues to impress (New record, ninth in a row, now at 1.700 units), while the #4 Zotye E20 sales have also excelled, jumping to 1.621 sales.

PlChinaSept  YTD%'13Pl
1Kandi EV p)6.77115.83537N/A
2BYD Qin1.7009.473229
3
4
5
6
7

Chery QQ3 EV e)
Zotye E20
Tesla Model S e)
BYD e6
BAIC E150 EV
Others
700
1.621
500
195
267
237
5.816
4.442
2.849
2.004
883
1.191
14
10
7
5
2
3
1
N/A
N/A
3
5


TOTAL11.99142.493100

p) Production numbers, not actual registrations;

e) Estimate

Source: http://www.chooseauto.com.cn/

Switzerland September 2014

These things are selling quite well in Switzerland...

BMW Continues To Impress

In an average sales month (123 sales), BMW was again the best selling manufacturer, with 37 units, while the i3 lost for Tesla the Best Selling EV of the month by just two units, the i8 sports car had another brilliant performance, selling an additional 7 units.

In the rest of the ranking, the I-Miev sold 13 units, its best result since June '13, and is now pressuring the Nissan Leaf for the #5 position.


Looking at the manufacturers ranking, the top three are running closer and closer, with the leader Renault (28%) losing ground to Tesla (27% share) and BMW (24%).


PlSwitzerlandSept2014%'13Pl
1Tesla Model S32346272
2BMW i330287226
3Renault Zoe19252201
4Renault Twizy e)1011093
5Nissan Leaf86754
6Mitsubishi I-Miev136655
7Opel Ampera
5147
8Chevrolet Volt13637
9BMW i87212N/A
10Fisker Karma1119
11McLaren P11111N/A
12Porsche 918181N/A
12
14
Citröen C-Zero
Peugeot iOn

1
7
7
1
1
10
11

TOTAL1231.280100

Source: auto-suisse.ch

e) Estimate

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Germany September 2014

The Smart ED almost reached the 200 units mark

The Old Smart Lady Still Can Pull Some Tricks Edition

The German EV Market registered 1.099 units, pulling the EV Share up to 0,46%, twice as much as last year result (0,23%).

This market has a tradition of different monthly leaders along the year, and this September was no different, with the Two Times (2010 & 2013) Best Seller Of the Year veteran Smart Fortwo ED performing its best result of the year (186 units), showing newcomers that it still has stock clearance  some tricks up its sleeve, winning at the same time its first monthly leadership of the year.

Next we have the Nissan Leaf, with 176 units, its best result since July '13, while in Third there's the BMW i3, selling just 131 units, worst result of the year (Probably a production constraint, now that the US market is drunk in love for the bavarian hatch), followed in #4 by the Outlander PHEV (91 units) and in #5 we have the Renault Zoe, a frequent appearance in the monthly Top 5.

PlModelSales  
1Smart Fortwo ED186
2Nissan Leaf176
3BMW i3131
4Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV91
5Renault Zoe78

Looking at the YTD ranking, the Nissan Leaf was up one position to #6, at the expense of the Tesla Model S, that just can't seem to find its place in the German market.

At the middle of the ranking, the Mitsu I-Miev climbed one position to #15, whereas the Opel Ampera was down to #16...And to think that just last year the Opel PHEV ended at #6 and in 2012 it was even runner-up to the Twizy!

The Mercedes products are (very) slowly climbing positions, with the B-Class ED #20, with 27 units sold until now, while the S500 Plug-In is #22. The B-Class performance in particular looks particularly poor, after the same three months on sale, the technologically more complex BMW i3 had already sold 151 units, a case of lack of stock or demand?

The same could be said about the VW and Audi products, apart from the e-Up!, apparently no model is selling accordingly with the large diffusion of both brands in their domestic market, strange, isn't it ?


PlGermanySeptYTD'14%'13 Pl
1BMW i3 1311.869205
2Volkswagen e-Up! e)601.114129
3Smart Fortwo ED1861.023111
4Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV918449N/A
5Renault Zoe7874182
6Nissan Leaf17667273
7Tesla Model S5657668
8Renault Twizy e)6052564
9Volkswagen e-Golf e)634225N/A
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
16
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
Volvo V60 Plug-In
Audi A3 e-Tron
BMW i8
Toyota Prius Plug-In
Porsche Panamera Plug-In
Mitsubishi I-Miev
Opel Ampera
Volkswagen Golf GTE 
Renault Kangoo ZE
Peugeot iOn
Mercedes B-Class ED
Citröen C-Zero
Mercedes S500 Plug-In
Ford Focus Electric
Volvo C30 Electric
Kia Soul EV
Chevrolet Volt
Nissan e-NV200
Porsche Cayenne Plug-In
Citröen Berlingo Electrique
Renault Fluence ZE
Volkswagen XL1
21
23
64
12
5
15
7
13

1
17
2
9




3
5
1


320
250
224
112
98
94
89
89
33
28
27
26
17
17
17
12
11
9
8
1
1
1
3
3
2
1
1
1
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
11
N/A
N/A
N/A
16
10
6
N/A
N/A
13
N/A
7
N/A
14
N/A
N/A
15
N/A
N/A
N/A
12
N/A
TOTAL1.0999.270100




Source: kba.de

e) Estimate

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

France September 2014

Along with the Outlander PHEV, these three have put the EV French market On Fire

Getting Pretty for Mondial? Edition

Just when people were looking elsewhere (UK comes to mind) for plug-in mind-boggling results, the French Patient surprised almost everyone by shattering its previous sales sales record (1.816 units sold in March '13), selling 2.290 units in one month!

This result made the EV Share grow to 0,86%, putting it for the first time above last year result of 0,83%, and with YTD sales nearing 11.000 units, last year record of 15.000 units can still be achieved, but now there's the question: "Is this an artificial result for manufacturers to brag at the Paris Auto Show?"

Let's wait see if October confirms this or not.

Looking at the models ranking, everybody upfront had reasons to celebrate, with the leader Renault Zoe making its best result since March '13, placing it #38 in the General Ranking, the Nissan Leaf and BMW i3 beating their personal records (With a majority of BMW customers preferring the Rex version, a sign for the future?), but the real surprise was the Outlander PHEV, by selling 393 units, not only it has shattered its previous sales record, it has also made history for PHEV's in France, never before a plug-in hybrid had sold in the three digits area, and it was also the first time that a PHEV reached the podium. With this surprising result, the japanese SUV jumped 4 positions in the YTD ranking, from #9 to #5, and if these numbers continue in the next couple of months, we could even see the Outlander reach #4, which would be a really surprising feat.

PlModelSales  
1
Renault Zoe
914
2Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV393
3Nissan Leaf294
4Renault Kangoo ZE e)250
5Bolloré Blue Car136



PlFranceSeptYTD%'13Pl
1Renault Zoe9143.528321
2Renault Kangoo ZE e)2501.896172
3Nissan Leaf2941.254113
4Bolloré Blue Car13688884
5Mit. Outlander PHEV3936026N/A
6BMW i3 *72439413
7Smart Fortwo ED6439747
8Renault Twizy e)
25
33435
9Goupil G3 e)2026826
10Tesla Model S19218218
11Peugeot iOn9192211
12Volkswagen e-Up! e)20192215
13Citröen C-Zero14141112
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
Nissan e-NV200
Opel Ampera
Volvo V60 Plug-In
Volkswagen e-Golf e)
Peugeot Partner EV e)
Citröen Berlingo EV e)
Porsche Panamera P.-In e)
Toyota Prius Plug-In 
Kia Soul EV e)
Mia Electric
Ford Focus Electric
Renault Fluence ZE
Mc Laren P1
Fisker Karma
4

11
20
10
5
5







127
120
72
71
62
56
43
38
16
11
8
5
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
N/A
16
9
N/A
N/A
N/A
14
8
N/A
10
22
19
N/A
21

TOTAL2.29010.980100

e) Estimate

* - 16 Bev, 56 Rex 



Source: Avere France; Avem.fr

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Netherlands September 2014 (Updated)

Tesla was the winner of the month

Roller Coaster III - Going Up

After several months going down, the Dutch EV market finally started to recover, last month there were 1.140 registrations, better than the last two months, but still a below average month, dragging down the EV Share to 4,07%.

Looking at the models ranking, the Outlander PHEV had an off month, selling some 400 units, its worst performance since the hangover month of January. On the other hand, Tesla had its best month of the year, collecting 289 registrations and putting its Model S in Second Place on the monthly ranking and recovering the #3 in the YTD ranking, while registering an honorable #31 position in the global ranking, 23 positions ahead of its E-Class main competitor, the BMW 5-Series.

PlModelSales  
1Mit. Outlander PHEV e)400
1Tesla Model S289
3Volvo V60 Plug-In e)240
4Nissan Leaf117
5BMW i341

The Nissan Leaf also surprised the market in a good way, selling 117 units, its second best performance of the year (It had sold 138 in March), and in the YTD ranking it's putting pressure on the #4 BMW i3, with only 12 units separating both cars.

An interesting development of these past months is that BEV's are recovering share (20% this year vs 15% in 2013) in this market, known as PHEV capital of the world. 

PlNetherlandsSeptYTD%'13Pl
1
2
Mitsu Outlander PHEV e)
Volvo V60 Plug-In e)
400
240
6.348
2.763
55
24
1
2
3Tesla Model S28995785
4BMW i341470410
5Nissan Leaf11745849
6P. Panamera Plug-In e)5174214
7
8
9
Renault Zoe
Toyota Prius Plug-In
Volkswagen e-Up! e)
9
7
6
120
69
51
1
1
0
8
3
7
10Opel Ampera33304
11Renault Twizy
29012
12Smart Fortwo ED123013
13BMW i8 5170N/A
14
15
15
17
18
19
19
20
21
22
22
22
Kia Soul EV
Chevrolet Volt
Volkswagen e-Golf
Volkswagen Golf GTE
Citröen C-Zero
Peugeot iOn
Porsche 918
Renault Fluence ZE
Mitsubishi i-Miev
McLaren P1
Ford Focus Electric
Nissan e-NV200
5

5
7







1
11
9
9
7
6
3
3
2
2
1
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
N/A
6
N/A
N/A
17
18
N/A
19
15
N/A
N/A
N/A

TOTAL1.14011.567100

e) Estimate

Source: Best Selling Cars Blog; Autoblog.nl