New Kids Edition
Thanks to a new article on RAC Foundation, i can now post a ranking regarding UK's First Half of the Year sales.
An amazing 13.000 plug-ins were sold in the first half of the year in the UK, trouncing the 4.000-something of the same period last year, and is less than a thousand units away from breaking the record result set last year, like, in the whole of 2014!
As a result, the EV Share is now at around 1%, almost double of the 0,56% of last year...
Looking at the models ranking, the top two continue miles ahead of the competition, together own two thirds of the market (49% for Mitsu's SUV, 18% for the Leaf), with the BMW i3 still in Third, but it has been assisting to a sales slowdown, which might have to do with a couple of new models, like the #6 Audi A3 e.Tron and its sporty cousin, the #7 VW Golf GTE, two cars that have everything to succeed in the Old Albion.
Regarding the rest of the ranking, the BMW i8 dropped one position to #5 (Still, is its highest position in the Top 8 markets), to the benefit of the Renault Zoe, now #4, while the Model S also dropped one position to #8.
In this more detailed ranking, a reference for the good performance of the Mercedes models: The S500e plug-in hybrid is #10 with 124 units, the Mercedes B-Class ED is now #15 and looking to reach a Top 10 place until year end, and finally the C350e plug-in hybrid has just landed to register its first 19 units.
|1||Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV||293||6.793|
Audi A3 e-Tron
Volkswagen Golf GTE
Tesla Model S
Nissan e-NV200 / Evalia
Toyota Prius Plug-In
Porsche Panamera Plug-In
Mercedes B-Class ED
Volvo V60 Plug-In
Source: samochodyelektryczne.org; RAC