|Will the little e-Up! make an impact in Norway?|
After last months historical landmark, with the Tesla Model S reaching the Number One spot of the General Ranking, now was the time for the Nissan Leaf sell like hot cakes and register a record 716 units sold, reaching #1 in the global monthly ranking with 5,6% share and boosting their YTD share to 3,2%, making it #4 in the YTD Global Ranking.
Putting things in perspective, the Nissan Leaf is #3 YTD in the compact ("C") segment, with 3.755 units, behind the #2 Toyota Auris (3.982 units) and the unreachable (for now) VW Golf (6.239).
But it's not just the Leaf to reach high numbers in Norway and fight with ICE's for segment leadership, it's important not to forget that the Model S main competitors are not EV's, but other "E" segment cars, like the 5-Series and E-Classes of the world, so...
...Despite a strong sales decline, selling just 98 units, the Model S still arrived ahead of their ICE segment competition. Adding these 98 sales with the Leaf score and the rest of EV's, the YTD EV share just kept on improving, now in 4,58%.
The rest of the market is far from these numbers, with the only real news being the arrival of the VW e-Up!, a car that should see success in this EV-hungry market.
|2||Tesla Model S||98||906||17||N/A|
|3||Mitsubishi I-Miev e)||30||282||5||2|
|4||Toyota Prius Plug-In e)||20||160||3||5|
|5||Volvo V60 Plug-In e)||20||111||2||N/A|
|5||Renault Kangoo ZE||8||78||1||8|
|7||Renault Twizy e)||2||38||1||N/A|
|11||Smart Fortwo ED||5||0||N/A|
|Volkswagen e-Up! e)|