Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Memory Lane - 2010

If 2011 can be considered as Year One of the Third Age of the Electric Car, the year before was Year Zero, with some of the current players already on the field.

Mitsubishi I-Miev
Best-selling Plug-In Cars of 2010

1. Mitsubishi I-Miev - 2.809 units;
2. Tesla Roadster - 704 units;
3. Think City - 685 units;
4. JAC J3 EV - 583 units;
5. BYD F3 DM - 417 units.

Mitsubishi began to export the I-Miev to other markets and numbers
began to grow significantly, leaving the competition way behind.

Tesla was still in second place despite the 100.000$-plus price, Think was increasing sales in order to better endure the arrival of the new plug-in generation and the chinese brands JAC and BYD made their appearance, with the last introducing the Plug-In Hybrid concept, something that the Chevy Volt would soon take credit for. Speaking of Volt, despite arriving late to the party and registering just December as a sales month, it almost entered this ranking by scoring 326 sales. It took it one month to sell as much cars as the #3 did in six (!) months.

And the New Age began...