|RIP Holden Volt|
For Whom The Bell Tolls Edition
With some 1.200 plug-ins sold to date, the Australian plug-in market growth has slowed down to just 40% YoY, with the EV Share now at 0,14% vs 0.11% in the previous year, so a lot still has to be done here.
Looking at the models ranking, it remains basically the same, with the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV in a leading position, followed by the Tesla Model S in #2, while the Third Placed BMW i3 has to defend its position from the Nissan Leaf.
We have a newcomer in the ranking, with the BMW i8 cruising in #5, ahead of the runnout Holden Volt.
In memoriam of the Volt venture into the south seas, let's take a look at its sales performance in Australia over the years:
2012 - 80 units, #2 in the models ranking;
2013 - 101 units, #2;
2014 - 58 units, #4;
2015 - 7 units, #6.
There's nothing here to get too excited about it, really, not once did it won the Best Seller Trophy, but it did paved the way for others to join in and harvest the work done by it to spread the word, so it was with a bit of sorrow that i read that GM wouldn't sell the 2nd Gen Volt here, now let's just hope the upcoming Bolt pure electric finds its way Down Under...
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Source: Best Selling Cars Blog