|Kandi: The Electric Car Of The People?|
Models - A Different Dimension
The reason for this sales avalanche is that four models of this Top 10 has beaten their personal records at the same time, the aforementioned Kandi, the Leaf, BMW i3 and the ever-improving BYD Qin (ninth consecutive record), all conquered new sales records, with two cars outside of the Top 10 also deserving mention, the Zotye E20 blew away its previous record (780 before vs 1.621 last month), while the Renault Zoe barely missed a new sales record (1.358 in June '13 vs 1.356 in Sept. '14).
Looking to the models ranking, we can see two new Dimensions appearing:
China is Rising
For the first time this year, the leader Nissan Leaf had to sweat to secure another Monthly Best Seller Trophy, as Kandi only sold 23 units less, this is the first time since 2010(!) that a chinese model hits the monthly podium, and Kandi is not alone in the monthly Top 10, with the BYD Qin in #6 and Zotye E20 in #7.
Looking at the YTD ranking, Kandi is now #5, we have to go back to 2011 to see a chinese model doing so well (At the time it was the JAC J3 EV in #5), but the BYD Qin is also doing wonders, having climbed one position to #8, and don't forget that in #12 we have the Chery QQ3 EV and in #13 there's another rising star, the Zotye E20...
The numbers needed to reach the Top positions are increasing
Last month, the #5 (BMW i3) best selling car sold 2.152 units comparing this with what happened twelve months ago, the #5 then (Volvo V60 Plug-In) had sold 877 units...
|2||Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV||3.915||24.304||11||5|
|3||Tesla Model S||3.827||21.486||9||4|
|4||Chevrolet Volt (1)||1.579||16.429||7||2|
|5||Kandi EV p)||6.771||15.835||7||N/A|
|6||Toyota Prius Plug-In||782||15.401||7||3|
|9||Ford Fusion Energi||650||9.408||4||9|
|10||Ford C-Max Energi||692||6.640||3||8|
Manufacturers - Kandi Surges
The only real news is the 3 position jump made by Kandi, from #10 to #7, and with Toyota, Chevrolet and even Ford nearby, it won't be difficult for the chinese brand to surpass them until the end of the year.
p) - Production numbers
Questions for October
1 - Will Kandi continue to amaze everyone?
2 - Who will improve their sales records?
3 - Can Kandi reach #4 in the models ranking?...
4 - ...And reach Toyota in the manufacturers ranking?