Thursday, August 7, 2014

Belgium June 2014


Tesla Escapes Porsche Edition

Taking advantage of the weak performance by the Porsche Panamera Plug-In (Only 22 units sold), Tesla hit the pedal (93 sales, best result ever for a single model), and like a cyclist on the Tour de France, it distanced itself from its direct rivals, the #2 BMW i3 and the aforementioned Porsche.

The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV was #4 in June, with 12 units sold, but it's still #6 YTD, a performance far behind other countries, like Sweden or the neighboring Holland. Bad promotion from Mitsubishi Belgium or just a matter of taste?

The rest of the competition is way behind, with all other models selling in single digits. In the end of the table there's a newcomer, the hot BMW i8 has landed.

A reader from Belgium sent me a possible reason to why high-end plug-ins have such success there, according to him, "EV's and PHEV's are 120% deductible for a company whereas a normal BMW, Audi etc of this size only for 70% I guess. That's why the Panamera and the Model S are selling pretty well in our country, and that's why the other smaller models like the Leaf and the Zoe aren't. CEO's in Belgium won't rapidly go for such a small company car... For employees who have a company car, there is a monthly taxation calculated on the CO2 output and the price of the car, but as a lot of the cars now have less than 120 gr/km, the taxes are really low for a company car."


PlBelgiumJuneYTD%'13Pl
1Tesla Model S93284262
2BMW i3 *36189177
3Porsche Panamera Plug-In221721612
4Volvo V60 Plug-In910391
5Nissan Leaf910293
6Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV1289819
7Renault Twizy e)54244
8Renault Zoe23435
9Volkswagen e-Up!332314
10Smart Fortwo ED43036
11Opel Ampera1508
12Mitsubishi I-Miev
3010
13Peugeot iOn12014
14
14
14
14
14
14
BMW i8
Fisker Karma
Citröen C-Zero
Toyota Prius Plug-In
McLaren P1
Renault Fluence ZE
1





1
1
1
1
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
N/A
9
N/A
14
N/A
11

TOTAL1981.094100

Source: febiac.be

* - 13 Bev + 23 Rex

6 comments:

  1. Are this June or July numbrs? If June, why posting in Aug?

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    1. Because June hadn't been posted yet probably :)

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  2. Why is your total 198 and the government statistics say 263 new electric vehicles?

    www.mobilit.belgium.be/nl/binaries/stats_juni_tcm466-251665.pdf

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  3. I didn't had access to electric LCV's and quadricycles, so that might be one of the reasons for that difference.

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    1. Another possible cause are imports from other countries.

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