Friday, April 24, 2015

Portugal March 2015



"Aleluia!" Springtime Records- Portuguese Edition

Finally the 4.500 euro government grant seems to be working, as well as the companies tax exemptions, after two so-so months, March brought a record 61 EV's sold, with more than half being Nissan Leaf's, which it isn't a surprise, given that the japanese brand is agressively pushing its electric toddler (It's now 4 years old), with prices starting at 16.990€! *

Looking at the rest of the models ranking, there are two electric stars fighting for Number Two (i3 and Zoe), while the Mitsu i-Miev shows up in the ranking for the first time this year, registering three units, as much as it did in the whole of 2014...

Looking at the brands ranking, Nissan jumps to the leadership (It finished Third last year), with 41% share, followed by BMW (17%) and Renault (16%).

PlPortugal
Mar.
2015
%
Pl '14
1Nissan Leaf365541
2
2BMW i372116
1
2
4
4
6
Renault Zoe
Mit. Outlander PHEV e)
Tesla Model S
Mitsubishi I-Miev
8
5
5
3
21
15
15
3
16
11
11
2
5
4
N/A
15
7
7
Opel Ampera
BMW i8

2
2
2
1
1
17
7
9Renault Twizy
123

TOTAL61135100

Source: Best Selling Cars Blog

* - Including Government Grant

Sunday, April 19, 2015

France March 2015 (Updated)

Best Selling Foreigner (To date)

Grand Vitesse Edition 

More than 1.800 units were sold last month in the French EV market, a 73% improvement over the same month last year, allowing the EV Share to surpass the 2014 score (0,907% then vs 0,933 now), considering that the First Quarter is usually the slowest selling and new incentives are coming along, the French market is moving at full speed for a new Yearly Record, will we see it finally breach the 20.000 units?

Looking at the monthly best sellers, the leader Renault Zoe continues in good health, selling 579 units (279 last year), with the runner-up Nissan Leaf breaking its personal record (330 units), while the #4 Audi A3 e-Tron and #5 BMW i3 have beaten their personal records and the #6 Tesla Model S made its best result of the year (74 units), the american car is slowly showing up on the first positions, it will be entertaining the race between it, the Outlander PHEV and the germans (BMW i3, Audi A3 e-Tron and Golf GTE) for the Best Selling Foreign Car prize...


PlModel   Sales
1
Renault Zoe
579
2Nissan Leaf330
3Renault Kangoo ZE215
4Audi A3 e-Tron109
5BMW i397

Looking at the YTD ranking, while the top positions continue stable, it deserves a mention the jump that the Audi A3 e-Tron, up to #6, and the strong result of the Nissan e-NV200 / Evalia twins, can the japanese van do so much as scratch the solid Kangoo ZE leadership in the LCV segment? Other markets have already fallen to Nissan's van, so...

Looking at the brands ranking, Renault continues to own the lion's share of the market (49%), followed by Nissan (16%), with Volkswagen (6%) already showing up in Third as the best foreign brand. 


PlFranceMar.YTD 15%'14Pl
1Renault Zoe5791.638371
2Nissan Leaf330602143
3Renault Kangoo ZE21540392
4Bolloré Blue Car5022954
5Volkswagen Golf GTE 501984N/A
6
7
8
Audi A3 e-Tron
BMW i3 *
Renault Twizy e)
109
97
50
178
174
141
4
4
3
N/A
6
8
9Mitsu. Outlander PHEV6114035
10Tesla Model S74120310
11
Nissan e-NV200 / Evalia
47111212
12Smart Fortwo ED198127
13
14
15
16
Goupil
Kia Soul EV
Peugeot iOn
Peugeot Partner EV
24
48
32
16
80
70
65
51
2
2
1
1
9
19
13
17
17Citröen C-Zero1442114
18
19
20
21
22
22
24
Volkwagen e-Up!
BMW i8 e)
Volkswagen e-Golf
Citröen Berlingo EV
Toyota Prius Plug-In
Mercedes B-Class ED
Volvo V60 Plug-In
7
10
6
7

6

31
30
25
20
13
8
5
1
1
1
0
0
0
0
11
21
15
16
21
N/A
18

TOTAL1.8514.455100

e) Estimate


* - 25 BEV + 72 REX


Source: Avem.fr; Lepoint.fr

Switzerland March 2015

The Model S is leading the race here, probably until the landing of the Model X

Springtime Records - Schweiz / Suisse / Svizzera Edition

Another market reaching record numbers in March, the Swiss EV Market registered 418 sales, with the EV Share jumping yet again to unheard heights, at 1,22%, the prospect of reaching the 4.000 units (Up  from 2.300 last year) in the end of the year now looks realistic.

Two models made the news, the Tesla Model S recovered the leadership, thanks to an amazing 149 registrations in March, a new monthly sales record for a single model (The previous two records, 105 and 106 units, also belonged to Tesla), relegating the VW Golf GTE and the Renault Zoe to #3 and #2, respectively. 

The Nissan Leaf also had a brilliant result, selling 21 units, its best result in 18 months, fueling it up two positions to #7.

In the manufacturers ranking, Tesla is now #1, with 23% share, followed by Volkswagen (17%) and Renault (15%)

PlSwitzerlandMar.2015%'14Pl
1
2
Tesla Model S
Renault Zoe
149
41
198
108
23
12
1
4
3Volkswagen Golf GTE e)309711N/A
4BMW i35992103
5Mitsu. Outlander PHEV e) 154752
6Porsche Cayenne Plug-In e)15465N/A
7Nissan Leaf213946
8Volkswagen e-Golf e)10314N/A
8Audi A3 e-Tron e)10314N/A
8BMW i8133149
11Renault Twizy e)52025
12Nissan e-NV200 / Evalia e)5192N/A
12Renault Kangoo ZE e)5192N/A
14
15
16
17
17
19
20
20
21
21
21
24
24
24
Smart Fortwo ED e)
Volvo V60 Plug-In e)
Volkswagen e-Up! e)
Opel Ampera
Porsche 918
Mitsubishi I-Miev
Volkswagen XL1
Mercedes B-Class ED
Citröen C-Zero
Mercedes S500 Plug-In
Porsche Panamera Plug-In
Citröen Berlingo EV
Peugeot Partner EV
McLaren P1
5
5
5
4
7
10
1







18
16
15
11
11
10
5
3
2
2
2
1
1
1
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
N/A
N/A
N/A
8
11
7
16
N/A
12
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
12

TOTAL418879100

Source: auto-suisse.ch

Friday, April 17, 2015

Germany March 2015

"BIG IN GERMANY"
 
Springtime Records -Deutsch Edition

The 2.076 EV's sold this March were a new record for the German EV Market, with YTD sales now at 4.444 units, doubling last year result in the same period.

Looking at the monthly ranking, plenty of surprises, as always, the Niisan Leaf made a smash result, by selling 409 units, beating a record that lasted since the 2012 Twizy fever, while also winning again the Monthly Best Seller Trophy after a 19 month hiatus.

The #2 Mitsu Outlander PHEV sold 243 units, its best result since last May, while the #3 Tesla Model S also hit a record, never before had the american car sold so much in a single month here, but 211 units are also a respectable performance in the highly competitive full-size-luxury-sport-sedan German General Ranking, to put this result in context, the Merc CLS sold 532 units last month, the #2 Audi A7 sold 426, while the BMW 6-series sold only 12 more units (223) than the Tesla. As for the Panamera, is was behind the Model S, with 153 units...

PlModel
Sales  
1Nissan Leaf409
2Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV243
3Tesla Model S211
4BMW i3177
5Audi A3 e-Tron160

As for the YTD ranking, there was a last minute leadership change, with the BMW i3 dethroning the Golf GTE by just two units, while the Mitsu Outlander PHEV is Third, only 11 units behinfd the leader, all three have 11% share, making this the most fragmented market in the world.

The Nissan Leaf shot through the competition to #4 (Up 10 positions!), while the VW e-Golf dropped to #6 (It was #3 in January), the Tesla Model S climbed two positions to #7, while both the Kia Soul EV and the Smart Fortwo ED were down two positions, to #9 and #8 respectively.

Looking to the second half of the ranking, the Nissan e-NV200 / Evalia jumped four positions to #16, underlining a brilliant performance from Nissan this month.



PlGermanyMar. YTD'15%'14 Pl
1BMW i3 *177497111
2Volkswagen Golf GTE1434951113
3Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV243486115
4Nissan Leaf409458107
5Audi A3 e-Tron160351810
6Volkswagen e-Golf8229778
7Tesla Model S21129476
8Smart Fortwo ED9225162
9Kia Soul EV86240528
 10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26

Renault Zoe
BMW i8
Volkswagen e-Up!
Mercedes B-Class ED
Porsche Cayenne Plug-In
Mercedes S500 Plug-In
Nissan e-NV200 / Evalia
Volvo V60 Plug-In
Renault Twizy e)
Toyota Prius Plug-In
Porsche Panamera Plug-In
Mitsubishi I-Miev
Volkswagen Passat GTE
Opel Ampera
Peugeot iOn
Renaul Fluence ZE
Ford Focus Electric

70
58
57
37
36
57
19
20
10
10
13
7
6

2
1
77   196
153
113
111
89
85
70
64
62
47
36
21
14
8
3
2
1

4
3
3
2
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0

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

TOTAL2.0764.444100

* - 78 Bev + 99 Rex


Source: kba.de

Thursday, April 16, 2015

China March 2015

A new Qin-like success story  in the making?

Largest Market Edition

We all now how it's hard to get accurate data from the Chinese EV market, but this month we are in luck, as China Auto Web published an extensive article regarding this matter.

Sales jumped 330% regarding the same month in 2014, with the EV Share jumping to 0,38 and YTD sales already at 22.592 units, which compares pretty well to the 6,800 during the same period last year.

After January, it is the second month that China is the largest market in the world for EV's, which says something as to where plug-ins are going. 

The leader is the BYD Qin, continuously improving and now nearing the 2.500 units, with 6.319 units YTD, far above the rest of the competition; 

The #2 YTD is the BAIC E-Series EV, posting a tremendous result last month (1.431 units), relegating the Zotye E20 to #3.

A good result for the #4 Zotye Z100 EV (1.202 units in March), allowing it to reach #4, and a consistent performance for the Roewe 550 PHEV, on the upwards sales trend, it is now #5, up from #9 last year.

The only foreign car present here in the Tesla Model S, in #7, let's see if they can grow their sales significantly in the rest of the year.

In #8 we have the veteran the BYD e6, which has seen its sales grow despite being on sale since 2010.

The Geely-Kandi Panda EV ends the month in #10, while in #15 we have a newcomer, the locally produced BMW 530Le is joining the ranking for the first time.

By brands, BYD (34%) is solid in #1, followed in #2 by Zotye (15%) and #3 Chery, with only 11% Share.


PlModel
YTD '15
1BYD Qin6.319
2BAIC E-Series EV1.950
3Zotye E201.927
4Zotye Z100 EV1.526
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15


TOTAL
Roewe 550 PHEV
Chery QQ EV
Tesla Model S
BYD e6
Chery eQ
Geely-Kandi Panda EV
JAC i EV
BYD Denza
GAC Trumpchi GA5 REV
Venucia e30 / Morn. Wind
BMW 530Le
Others


1.442
1.429
1.329
1.099
1.061
928
502
267
255
218
86
2.251

22.592


Source: China auto web

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Poland March 2015

The Star Wars Droid BMW i3 is doing great in Poland

BMW Edition

The EV Market in Poland is one of the most promising ones in Eastern Europe and the numbers are starting to confirm it, the First Quarter ended with 42 sales, a 370% jump over the same period last year, with the EV Share making a small jump to 0,041%.

Looking at the models ranking, the BMW i3 (14 units) recovered the #1 with a great performance last month (12 units), thus surpassing the Mitsu Outlander PHEV.

The rest of the competition still have small numbers, but the BMW i8 performance is worthy of notice, as their four registrations are enough to secure a Third spot, tied with the Tesla Model S and the Nissan Leaf.

Looking at the Manufacturers ranking, BMW is in the lead, with 43% of the market, leaving 24% for Mitsubishi and 17% for Nissan.

PlPolandMar.     YTD%'14Pl
1
2
BMW i3
Mitsu. Outlander PHEV e)
12
5
14
10
33
24
1
2
3Nissan Leaf24103
3
3
6
6
BMW i8
Tesla Model S
Nissan e-NV200 / Evalia
Renault Twizy
2
4
1

4
4
3
3
10
10
7
7
5
6
N/A
9

TOTAL2642100


Source: http://carmarket.com.pl;

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Norway March 2015

With the P85D now flooding the streets, Tesla Norway has another ace up its sleeve:
The new 70D has already a delivery date: Late May

Springtime Records - Norway Edition

EV Sales in Norway continue to reach new heights,, with 3.724 registrations last month, the previous record (3.133 units in March '14) was beaten and the EV Share continues to climb into unheard levels, now at 23%.


To show how science-fiction-like is the General Automotive Ranking in Norway, in March the top three sellers were all electric cars: Model S in First (1.140 units), e-Golf (956) Second and the Leaf (526) in Third.

And the amazing thing is that it wasn't something like a perfect storm, where all of them improved their records, as only the german car broke its personal best, with the other two staying a bit far from their personal records (1.493 units for the american, 716 for the japanese), they just had to do well at the same time.

In #4 and #5 we have two new appearances on the Monthly Top 5, with the Renault Zoe (finally) performing a decent run, with 228 units, a new Personal Best, beating the BMW i3 for the first time and finishing only behind the Toyota Yaris in the B-Segment/Subcompact car General Ranking. As for the Audi A3 e-Tron, the 181 units sold last month not only represent a new record, but also the proof that the Outlander PHEV no longer has the supremacy on the Plug-in Hybrids front.

PlModelSales  
1
Tesla Model S
1.140
2Volkswagen e-Golf956
3Nissan Leaf526
4Renault Zoe228
5Audi A3 e-Tron181

Looking to the YTD ranking, the Tesla Model S switched positions with the Leaf, climbing to #2, while the PHEV Best-Seller switched hands, now belonging to the #5 (Up two positions) Audi A3 e-Tron. 

The Renault Zoe is also rising, now at #6, up three positions, outselling the competitors BMW i3 and Kia Soul EV.

Looking at the brands ranking, Volkswagen continues comfortably in the lead (39%), followed at a distance by Tesla (19%) and Nissan (15%).

PlNorwayMar.YTD '15%'14Pl
1Volkswagen e-Golf9562.672335
2Tesla Model S1.1401.532192
3Nissan Leaf5261.082131
4Volkswagen e-Up!16248563
5Audi A3 e-Tron181369521
6Renault Zoe22836148
7Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV7735646
8BMW i310933644
9Peugeot iOn87201211
10
11
Kia Soul EV
Mitsubishi I-Miev
40
26
172
156
2
2
7
9
12Volvo V60 Plug-In66123214
13
14
15
16
17
17
19
20
20
20
Nissan e-NV200 / Evalia
Mercedes B-Class ED
BMW i8
Peugeot Partner EV
Citröen Berlingo EV
Renault Kangoo ZE
Toyota Prius Plug-In
Opel Ampera
Citröen C-Zero
Volkswagen Golf GTE 
54
61
6



1

2
1
107
96
16
10
5
5
4
2
2
2
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
2
15
N/A
20
12
16
19
17
21
8
N/A

TOTAL3.7248.095100


Source: elbil.no