|Tesla really needs the AWD versions to revive the Model S sales|
Leaf surprise #1
With one month delay, we have the numbers from Finland, with 37 plug-ins sold and 308 units YTD (0,35% EV Share), this small market is doubling sales regarding last year, this growth exists despite some plug-in friendly brands being absent, like Renault or BMW, by the way, does anybody know why this is happening?
The Nissan Leaf made a Personal Best in September, selling 15 units and performing a surprising Best Seller title in September, ahead of the new poster-boy of this market, the 4x4 Mitsu Outlander PHEV, which has almost double the sales of the #2 YTD, the Model S from Tesla, which is counting with the AWD versions coming next year to have a say in the leadership race.
The other AWD Plug-In, the Volvo V60 Plug-In is #4, with 12% share, which together with the 36% of the japanese SUV, make 48% of the market with Four Wheel Drive, something that leaves promising signs for the PHEV Cayenne and Volvo XC90, or the AWD Teslas.
|Pl||Finland||Sept '14||YTD '14||%||Pl '13|
|Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV|
Tesla Model S
|4||Volvo V60 Plug-In||1||36||12||1|
|5||Toyota Prius Plug-In||3||18||6||2|
|7||Porsche Panamera Plug-In||7||2||8|
|Ford Focus Electric|