Tuesday, April 14, 2015

New Zealand March 2015

 



Party Crasher Edition

With 95 plug-ins sold to date, the NZ plug-in market continues to grow at an impressive rate, doubling the number of registrations regarding the same period last year (With the EV Share now at 0,29% vs 0.20% in '14).

This time it's not only the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV pulling the market up, but also the recent landing of the German Armada, comanded by the #2 BMW i3 (19 units), and helped by the Porsche Cayenne Plug-In (4 units), but the car that might steal the show away from the japanese SUV is another german car, the newbie Audi A3 e-Tron landed with a bang (13 units in its first complete sales month), if these first signs are to be trusted, then the Outlander might have found a serious contender for the Best Seller party trophy.

The Nissan Leaf (10 units, none of them in March), isn't handling very well the pace of their new direct competitors, while the Holden Volt...Well, with the killing of the Opel Ampera in Europe, the Holden version of the Volt might also be living its last months on the market, which would be pretty ironic, GM euthanizing their PHEV offering right on the time that the local EV market starts to come out of obscurity...


PlNew ZealandMar.YTD '15%'14Pl
1Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV1940421
2
3
4
BMW i3
Audi A3 e-Tron
Nissan Leaf
7
13

19
15
10
20
16
11
3
N/A
2
5
6
7
Holden Volt
Porsche Cayenne Plug-In
Tesla Model S
5
2

5
4
2
5
4
2
3
N/A
N/A
TOTAL4695

Source: mia.org.nz

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