Friday, September 20, 2019

Slovenia August 2019

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BEVs to power

After a long absence, the Slovenian PEV market is back and it shows a changing market: if plugin registrations are down by 20% YoY, to 382 units, dragging down the PEV share, to 0,8% (0,5% last month), looking at the numbers in further detail, BEVs continue growing (+10% YoY), while PHEVs are crashing (-78% YoY!), being these last ones the sole reason for the current drop.

On the other hand, if this was traditionally a BEV-friendly market, now it is almost unanymous: 91% of registrations belong to BEVs, and it shows on the Best Selling Top 10: only the #10 BMW 225xe Active Tourer is a plugin hybrid, and this last model shouldn't stay there for long, as a certain Tesla Model 3 is #11, only unit behind...

Looking at the Slovenia Best Sellers, the popular BMW i3 is leading the way, but has the Nissan Leaf just two units behind, so this should be an entretaining race to follow.

Elsewhere, there are a few surprises, with the Smart Forfour EV showing up in 3rd, while the Hyundai Kona EV replaced the Ioniq PHEV as the lieutenant of the Hyundai Ioniq Electric Best Seller, all while the #9 Audi e-Tron is the Best Selling Luxury model.

As mentioned before, last year winner BMW is losing share (23%) due to the PHEV fall from grace, with Smart (21% share!) now following the leader closely, followed by the #3 Nissan (16%), while Renault (13%) and Hyundai (also 13%) are trying to reach the medals.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Switzerland August 2019

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Tesla Model 3 is red hot

The Swiss PEV market is up 64% in 2019, by registering 9.324 units, with the PEV share now at 4,6% (4,2% last month).

The Tesla Model 3 deliveries continue to pull the market up, with the sedan having 2.868 registrations this year, not only an absolute record for a plugin, but keeping the Model 3 in the overall Top 10, in #7, mighty close to the class leader, the Mercedes C-Class (2.958 units), while the midsize class bronze medalist is right now the Audi A4, with a low 1.381 units figure.

With the Model 3 pulling plugins to new heights, the Tesla Model S and X are also recovering some charge, with both scoring off-peak year best results, with the #9 Model S (#4 in the full-size category) delivering 35 units, while the #11 Model X (#7 in the full-size SUV category) scored 47 units, allowing it to recover some ground to its BEV competitor, the Audi e-Tron.

Speaking of Audi's Panzer, the e-Tron climbed to #6, while the #5 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is repeating here what has already been seen across Europe: It is the only plugin hybrid able to run with the BEV best sellers.

Last month, the only changes happened on the second half of the table, with the BMW 225xe AT climbing to #13, while the Volvo S/V60 PHEV twins were up one spot, to #17.

Outside the Top 20, the Mercedes EQC (19 units in August) is preparing itself to join the table, now being just 7 units below the #20 Kia Niro PHEV.

In the manufacturers ranking, Switzerland is Tesla turf (37%), with Renault (10%) in a distant 2nd place, followed by a recovering BMW, also with 10%, while Hyundai (7%) is in the 4th position.

Monday, September 16, 2019

Germany August 2019

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BMW i3 #1 in August with record performance

The German PEV passenger car market continues on the right track in August, having registered 8,121 units, with BEVs (+104% YoY) pushing the market up, as PHEVs keep suffering (-9% last month), while the PEV Share was 2.6% in July, with BEVs alone hitting 1.6%, keeping the 2019 plugin share at 2.6% (1.7% BEV).

August brought another different monthly winner, after the VW e-Golf in July, Model 3 in June, Outlander PHEV in May and Renault Zoe in April, it was time for the BMW i3 to pick up a Monthly Best Seller win, its first in 2019, and with a record number to boot: 992 registrations!

BMW couldn't have picked a worst time to announced the killing of it's innovative BEV...

Another BMW model shining was the BMW 225xe Active Tourer, that with 575 registrations, had its best result in 11 months, allowing it a place in the podium and to overtake the Outlander PHEV as last months Best Selling Plugin Hybrid.

A mention also to the #5 Hyundai Kona EV, that had 441 registrations, its best ever month, which could signal (fingers crossed on this one) a higher availability of batteries, ergo, more more units to deliver.

BMW i3
Renault Zoe
BMW 225xe AT 
Mit. Outlander PHEV
 Hyundai Kona EV

In the YTD table, things became a bit more confusing in the front group, with the leader Renault Zoe busy doing a skin generation change and the Tesla Model 3 in an off peak month, it was time for the BMW i3 to work overtime (In August, of all months...) and recover ground to the two competitors, with the German hatchback displacing the Tesla Model 3 to the 3rd spot, while reducing the distance for the French model to 758 units, still a sizeable disadvantage, but if the new Zoe takes longer than expected to land and the Tesla sedan fails to repeat the previous four-digit peaks, then maybe, just maybe, the BMW i3 can still win the 2019 title...Admittedly a long shot, but not impossible, i give you that.

Outside the podium, we have the relentless rise and rise of the Audi e-Tron, now in #7, although it seems that at this point, Audi's electric SUV has met its table ceiling, as it would need a significant step up in sales to reach #6.

In the full-size category, the race is on between the #11 Mercedes E300e/de twins and the #10 BMW 530e, with the Merc reducing the Bimmer advantage to just 148 units, so the revised 530e is coming in the right time for BMW to try and keep the E-Series at bay.

In the lower positions of the ranking, a reference to the new Kia Soul EV, that delivered 196 units, its best result so far, while its stable mate Kia Niro PHEV scored 144 units, its best result in over a year.

Finally, the Tesla Model S scored 98 deliveries, its best off peak result in 15 months, which means the recent range upgrade is helping the flagship Tesla to recover its mojo. 

As for the other Tesla, the Model X, things weren't as rosy, as the 60 deliveries meant that that it lost ground to the #20 Jaguar i-Pace, now more than 150 units ahead.

Outside the ranking, we should highlight the Hyundai Ioniq PHEV, that registered 99 units, staying just one unit below the Top 20, with 611 units.

In the brands ranking, BMW (20%) is the clear leader, with the Tesla (11%, down 1%) less than 100 units ahead of the #3 Renault (11%, down 1%).

Outside the podium, we have Mitsubishi (8%, down 1%) lost ground to the medalists, while Volkswagen and Hyundai, both with 7% share, are trying to catch the Japanese brand.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Spain August 2019

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Outlander PHEV wins August, but Tesla Model 3 remains #1 YTD

The Spanish plug-in market hit 937 units in August, up 83% YoY, while looking at market share, August reached 1.2%, keeping the 2019 PEV share at 1.3%.

As for last month best sellers, the #1 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV scored 113 registrations last month, a good result for the veteran model, that allowed it to strengthen its 3rd position. 

Good news also for the Renault Zoe, that recovered the 5th spot, while the remaining position changes happened in the second half of the table, with the Range Rover Sport PHEV pushing its heavy body to #17, and the Porsche Panamera PHEV joining the ranking at #19.

With the sleek Porsche Taycan now out on the open, it sure will be interesting to see how the Panamera PHEV will behave, now that its BEV sibling is casting its long, wide shadow, over it. 

Just outside the Top 20, things are pretty balanced, with the #21 Audi e-Tron (133 units), #22 Tesla Model S (125) and Tesla Model X (121), all focused in a Top 20 spot, less than 15 units away.

On the manufacturers ranking, the race is pretty hot, with Tesla (14%) and Nissan (13%) running for Number One, while BMW (11%), Hyundai (10%), and Mitsubishi (9%), all race for the last place in the podium.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

New Zealand August 201

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"3...2...1...It has landed! The Tesla Model 3 has landed!"

New Zealand is the hottest plugin market in the Southern Hemisphere and it is about to get even hotter, now that the Tesla Model 3 has landed, and the Tesla sedan has immediately become the new Best Seller in August, overcoming the once allmighty Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (57 vs 53 units).

Last month, 273 new PEVs (a record 3,2% PEV share) were sold in New Zealand, pulling the year result to a record 2,3% share, a significant improvement over the 1.4% of 2018 and giving hope for year end result close to 3%.

But the good news do not end there, as BEVs frankly outpaced PHEVs (188 units, +158% vs 85 units, +35%), so the BEV tide is also rising in this market.

Looking at the models ranking, the top two best sellers remained ahead of the pack, with the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV opening up a little more its advantage over the runner-up Hyundai Kona EV. 

But the real news show up on the second half of the table, with the Tesla Model 3 jumping to #7, tied with another newcomer, the Jaguar i-Pace.

Speaking of new nameplates, the Audi e-Tron joined the Top 10, thanks to 30 deliveries, adding up to the 28 of July, allowing it to reach #10.

The Nissan Leaf re-entered the Kiwi market, with the Japanese hatchback registering 39 units in its first month on the market.

In the Manufacturers ranking, Hyundai is leading the way, with 28% share, while the seven times Best Selling Manufacturer Mitsubishi is in Second Place (21%), with Tesla (10%) in Third.