Sunday, July 20, 2014

Portugal June 2014



Summer Festivals are always Fun

BMW All The Way Edition

BMW is back at #1 in the portuguese EV ranking, after selling 11 units in June, its best performance to date, ending the first half of the year with 43 units sold.

In #2 we have the Nissan Leaf, with 25 sales this year and third there's the Renault Zoe, selling 16 units, looking to beat last year performance of 22 units sold during the whole year.

This month marks the landing of the Outlander PHEV, it will be interesting to see if the japanese SUV will succeed in this predominantly BEV market.

In manufacturers ranking, BMW moved away from the competition, leading the race with 41% share, followed by Renault with 28% and Nissan, with 24%.

PlPortugalJune2014%Pl '13
1BMW i31143417
2Nissan Leaf125243
3Renault Zoe216155
4Renault Twizy
12121
5
6
7
8
Smart Fortwo ED
Opel Ampera
Mitsubishi I-Miev
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV



1
4
2
1
1
4
2
1
1
6
8
9
N/A

TOTAL15104100

Source: Best Selling Cars Blog

Thursday, July 17, 2014

China June 2014 (Second Update)

Party Crasher, this E20...

Dark Horse(s) Edition

Fascinating times in China, not only EV sales are going to straspheric heights, outrunning the previous month for the seventh(!) consecutive time and selling seven(!) times more cars than the same month last year (5.503 vs 832). As consequence of this, the EV share jumped to 0,21% and the chinese market overrun Japan as the second largest EV market in the world! And to think only Chinese brands and Tesla are selling here...

The models ranking is also evolving fast, with little known competitors, like the Kandi EV or Zotye E20, playing eye-to-eye with the established players.

...Just like the Smart Kandi
BYD is still #1, with its Qin continuing to improve sales (1.055 units, this month), but it's now closely followed by the Kandi EV, a vehicle built for a car-sharing network not unlike Bolloré in France, that has a goal of producing 100.000(!) EV's in the next couple of years.

Tesla is already #4, selling 958 units in June, and below the american car there is another meteoric career from another dark horse, that of the Zotye E20, after just four months in the market it's already selling 780 units per month and rising to #5 in the YTD ranking.

Another proof that things are changing fast, is that four out of the top 5 EV's in China have been launched on the market in the last 7 months...And there's another bunch of electric cars coming soon! (Denza EV, Venucia e30, BYD Tang...)

PlChinaJune  YTD%'13Pl
1BYD Qin1.0555.357279
2Kandi EV e)1.4005.32927N/A
3
4
5
Chery QQ3 EV e)
Tesla Model S
Zotye E20
600
958
780
3.816
1.545
1.428
19
8
8
1
N/A
N/A

TOTAL5.50319.876100

e) Estimate

Source: Best Selling Cars Blog; d1ev.com; http://247wallst.com/autos

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Estonia June 2014

Walking by the sea is always nice...And good for your health!

A League of His Own Edition

22 EV's were sold in Estonia this June, placing the EV Share in 1.06%, a smidge above last April (1.05%), and making the Estonian market the fifth in EV share at the present time (The others being Norway, Netherlands, Sweden and Iceland).   

Looking at the ranking, the Nissan Leaf is in a different league (15 registrations), grabbing 76% of the market.

In a distant #2 we have the Mitsu I-Miev, scoring just 1 unit last month, followed by the Tesla Model S, #3 with 4 registrations in June and looking to pass the I-Miev soon.

Outside the podium the Renault Zoe and VW e-Up! land with their first registrations in this country.


PlEstoniaJune     YTD%'13Pl
1Nissan Leaf1587761
2Mitsubishi I-Miev113113
3
4
5
6
6
6
Tesla Model S
BMW i3
Renault Zoe
Volkswagen e-Up!
Mia Electric
Citröen C-Zero
4

1
1


9
2
1
1
1
1
8
2
1
1
1
1
4
N/A
N/A
N/A
2
N/A

TOTAL22115100


Source: mnt.ee

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Austria June 2014



Summertime Records 

Another record breaking month in Austria, with 189 units registered, and with the YTD numbers now at 833 units, the all time record (1.193 EV's in 2012) should be reached...by August!.

The bavarian  i3 is still the YTD Best Seller title (190 units), but the french Zoe (185) is in payback mode, recovering 5 units regarding the leader and putting pressure on the i3 ...Will we see any position change in July between these two? 

The other performance worthy of mention are the 28 units sold by the Outlander PHEV in its first real sales month, catapulting it to #3 in June and threatening everybody below the VW e-Up! in the YTD ranking. 

PlAustriaJuneYTD%'13Pl
1BMW i3 *42190238
2Renault Zoe47185221
3Volkswagen e-Up!241351611
4Tesla Model S167295
5
6
Nissan Leaf
Volvo V60 Plug-In
13
7
64
51
8
6
3
7
7Smart Fortwo ED34354
8Renault Twizy e)53442
9Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV28334N/A
10Opel Ampera31826
11Mitsubishi I-Miev1309
12
13
14
Renault Fluence ZE
Ford Focus Electric
Volkswagen e-Golf


2
2
1
0
0
0
10
15
N/A

TOTAL189833100

* - 29 BEV + 13 REX

Source: http://myampera.wordpress.com

Switzerland June 2014

...Streching your legs in the garden...

Zoe is Rising Edition

178 EV's were sold last month in Switzerland, with three models representing the bulk of sales:

- The BMW i3 was the third Best Selling EV in June, with 32 units, losing ground to the #2...

- ...Renault Zoe, #2 YTD with 186 sold this year, 40 of them last month (Best result of the year), keeping its runner-up position in the YTD chart. Will this growth continue?

- The winner of the month (62 units), is also the YTD leader (253), the Model S from Tesla is for now the undisputed EV king in Switzerland.

Looking at the manufacturers ranking, the race is tight, with Tesla in Second (29% share), just behind the leader Renault (30%) and with BMW (20%) lurking behind these two. Speaking of BMW, the i8 landed with its first two units, given the Swiss taste for high-end performance cars, this should be one of the markets where the german sports car will be most successful.


2
PlSwitzerlandJune2014%'13Pl
1Tesla Model S62253292
2Renault Zoe 40186211
3BMW i332175206
4Renault Twizy e)157593
4Opel Ampera94457
6Mitsubishi I-Miev94055
7Nissan Leaf43944
7Chevrolet Volt43447
9Fisker Karma11119
10McLaren P1101N/A
11Citröen C-Zero4010
11Peugeot iOn
4011
13BMW i8220N/A

TOTAL178877100

Source: auto-suisse.ch; Manufacturers

Monday, July 14, 2014

Germany June 2014

Going to the beach...In an i8-big-daddy-style

One, Two, Three, Germany Edition

After the surprise win of the Outlander PHEV last month, the German EV podium was 100% native in June, with the BMW i3 (210 sales) winning for the fifth time in six months, followed by the VW e-Up! and the Fortwo ED (140 registrations, best result of the year).  

Fourth this month and also YTD, the Renault Zoe had its best result in german soil since last October, selling 122 units, allowing it to recover the #4 from the Outlander PHEV.

Good result also for Tesla, selling 102 units, only the second time it reached three digits here.


PlGermanyJuneYTD'14%'13 Pl
1BMW i32101.376235
2Volkswagen e-Up! e)150884159
3Smart Fortwo ED140645111
4Renault Zoe12251392
5Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV775079N/A
6Tesla Model S10244688
7Nissan Leaf8038063
8Renault Twizy e)6027954
9Volvo V60 Plug-In44243411
10
11
12
12
14
15
16
16
18
19
19
21
Volkswagen e-Golf e)
Toyota Prius Plug-In
Mitsubishi I-Miev
BMW i8
Porsche Panamera Plug-In
Opel Ampera
Renault Kangoo ZE
Ford Focus Electric
Citröen C-Zero
Chevrolet Volt
Volvo C30 Electric
Peugeot iOn
81
10
14
23
13


4
5



231
81
56
55
51
38
33
16
14
11
9
6
4
1
1
1
1
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
N/A
N/A
10
N/A
16
6
N/A
14
7
15
N/A
13
TOTAL1.1355.874100


Source: kba.de; Manufacturers


Saturday, July 12, 2014

Italy June 2014 (Updated)

...Enjoying the sun...

"Veni, Vidi, Vici" Edition

The 209 units sold this June make it the best selling month for EV's in Italy this year, placing the EV Share at 0,10%, in line with last years result (0,11%).

In the YTD ranking, the Nissan Leaf jumped from Third to the Leadership, thanks to 34 sales, changing positions with the Smart Fortwo ED.

But the real news is the arrival of the Mitsu Outlander PHEV, selling 43 units in its first month of sales, making it already the best seller of the month, if this level of sales is to continue, the rest of the competition has a big problem to deal with.

PlItalyJuneYTD%'13Pl
1Nissan Leaf34146182
1Renault Twizy e)22142181
3Smart Fortwo ED24141184
4BMW i3 31117157
5Renault Zoe1281103
6Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV43435N/A
7Tesla Model S326311
8Renault Fluence ZE42538
9Peugeot iOn1824310
10
11
12
13
Volvo V60 Plug-In
Volkswagen e-Up!
Citröen C-Zero
Mia Electric
     
8
10

15
12
12
4
2
1
1
0
5
N/A
6
14

TOTAL209794100

e) Estimate

Source: greenstart.it