Sunday, January 13, 2013

Spain Full Year 2012

Despite a terrible month of December, when were sold only 40 EV's, the spanish Plug-In market more than tripled, an amazing thing considering the crisis in the country and that the overall market shrunk by 13% regarding last year and it's at the weakest level since at least 1989...

This was a case where the local hero got the #1 spot, the Renault Twizy, made in Valladolid (In the picture there's Prince Felipe of Spain during a visit to the Twizy's factory), won the local crown in its first year on the market with a smashing 57% market share.

If we consider that the Twizy is not really a "car" (And it's not, it's classified as a quadricycle), then the best selling highway capable vehicle is the LCV Kangoo ZE with 176 units, followed closely by the Nissan Leaf with 154 cars, making it the best selling passenger car.

The fact that the best selling passenger car is only #3 on the EV ranking goes to show that the electric car is a market where sales can come from unexpected places.

Spain Dec YTD %
Renault Twizy 13 943 57
Renault Kangoo ZE 7 176 11
Nissan Leaf 2 154 9
Renault Fluence ZE
77 5
Peugeot iOn 1 73 4
Citröen C-Zero 1 58 3
Toyota Prius Plug-In 8 58 3
Opel Ampera
33 2
Mitsubishi I-Miev 8 31 2
Think City
30 2
Chevrolet Volt
14 1
Mercedes A E-Cell
6 0
Smart Fortwo ED
5 0
Seat Altea EV
3 0
2 0
Tesla Roadster
1 0
TOTAL 40 1.664 100

Source:; El País

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