Thursday, December 10, 2015

Canada November 2015


Record Edition

As temperatures cool down in Canada, the EV Sales seem to get hotter every day, with a new record being set last month, as 755 new plug-ins started to zoom around Canadian streets, which represents a significant leap of 169% regarding last year, with the EV Share slightly up to 0,34%, keeping with this year positive trend.

The top three all get positive results, with the Tesla Model S and Chevrolet Volt near their year best, while the Nissan Leaf registered a record 148 units, an important feat for Nissan's hatch. 

Below the podium, the Fourth Spot is being hardly fought between between the BMW i3 and Kia Soul EV, with 11 units separating them before the last round, while the Smart Fortwo ED has been losing steam and dropped one position to #6, changing positions with the Kia.

In the depths of the table, a mention for the Chevrolet Spark EV, rising to #12, benefiting with the beginning of retail sales of this city-car-turned-electric-hot-hatch.


PlCanadaNov.YTD%
1Tesla Model S e)2501.93232
2Chevrolet Volt1781.24920
3Nissan Leaf1481.11118
4BMW i3  e)303265
5
6
Kia Soul EV  e)
Smart Fortwo ED e)
50
20
315
308
5
5
7
8
BMW i8 e)
P. Cayenne Plug-In e)
20
25
200
190
3
3
9
10
Ford Fusion Energi e)
Ford C-Max Energi e)
10
10
136
125
2
2
11Misubishi I-Miev81102
12
12
14
15
16
Ford Focus Electric
Chevrolet Spark EV
Cadillac ELR
Porsche 918
McLaren P1

5

1

34
34
25
19
2
1
1
0
0
0

TOTAL7556.116100


e) Estimate

Source: Greencarreports; Good Car Bad Car


Tesla vs The Others (Canada Edition)

As Elon Musk pointed out, the real competition of Tesla aren't other EV's, but the ICE best selling models, so let's look how the Model S stands in Canada (1)



PlModelNov.
1Mercedes CLS / E-Class 276
2Tesla Model S e)250
3BMW 5-Series186
4Audi A6135
5Cadillac CTS109

  Looking at the November numbers, Tesla is closer to the leadership, with Mercedes needing the CLS and E-Class to be together in order to distance itself from the Model S, so the leadership for the Californian is something that could reach in the near future. 

(1) - Unlike in markets across the pond, the full-size car market in Canada is much more diversified, with Chevy Impalas, Malibus, Chrysler 300, Dodge Chargers, etc, all theoretical adversaries to the Model S, but Tesla's direct competition isn't there, so the Model S is only compared with cars with similar price and concept.

4 comments:

  1. Hi José. Your estimate sale number for Tesla is 250 or 215 as you put in the "tesla vs others"?

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    1. 250.

      My mistake, now corrected.

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  2. Tesla Model S is a 7 seater and also has Frunk (Frontal Trunk). So its a much bigger vehicle that should be compared with S Series, 7 Series and A8 and not these mid sized models.

    If we compare with these bigger models, Model-S has outsold all other luxury models.

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    1. I drive a minivan with 8 seats and really huge luggage room. Therefore it should be compared to the Model S. Not.

      There is more than room and seats to deccide the class of a car.

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