Monday, December 28, 2015

World Top 10 November 2015 (Updated)

Tesla Model X: The Supermodel fat sister?

Models - Tesla Model S Goes for #1!

Thanks to another outstanding performance of the chinese market, this time with the help from Europe, a new monthly record was set, with almost 60.000 plug-ins sold last month, which not only represents a 12% increase over the last record (51k), set in the previous month, but also a significant 115%(!) increase regarding the same month last year, pulling the YTD sales to 447k units, meaning that we are headed for over 500.000 units at the end of the year. 

The Tesla Model S was the Star of the Month, delivering 5.377 units, its best mid-quarter result ever, and a 143%(!) improvement Year-on-Year, allowing it not only to be the Best Seller of the Month (For the third time this year), but also managing to remove the Nissan Leaf from the YTD leadership for the first time in three years(!), knowing that the last month of each quarter has a sales peak of the Model S, i would say the Californian will be the Best Selling EV of 2015, a first for the Fremont brand, after two Third Places (2008 - Roadster & 2014 - Model S) and two Runner-Up positions (2009 & 2010 - Roadster).

Looking elsewhere (China), the Kandi Panda EV continues to impress, selling 4.153 units and reaching #2 in November, leading the wave of four(!) chinese models that made it to the Top 10: The BYD Tang Sports SUV was #4, with 4.049 units, the Zotye Cloud EV, #6 with 3.730 sales and finally, the BAIC E-Series EV was #9, with 2.104 units.

On the losers side...Taking the risk of copying myself frequently, the Nissan Leaf desperately needs to start selling the 30kWh worldwide, the 2.171 registrations (Worst performance since early 2012) made it lose another 1% share, mounting to 10% the amount of share lost by the japanese regarding last year...Worst of all, the 25% sales decline made it loose the YTD leadership and most likely won't be able to renew its Best Selling EV trophy won in the last two years.

Besides the aforementioned leadership change, the only notable position change in the YTD ranking was the Kandi Panda EV shooting to #6, while the #12 Zotye Cloud EV and #13 BYD Tang will try to reach #10 in the last month of the year.

PlWORLDNov. YTD%'14Pl
1Tesla Model S5.377 42.07693
2Nissan Leaf 2.17141.06791
3Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV3.77036.16582
4
5
6
7
BYD Qin
BMW i3
Kandi Panda EV
Renault Zoe
2.021
2.215
4.153
2.065
30.386
22.555
15.689
15.688
7
5
4
4
7
6
26
9
8Chevrolet Volt (1)2.18315.08534
9BAIC E-Series EV2.10414.792316
10Volkswagen e-Golf1.43914.149321







TOTAL 57.851
446.821



Manufacturers -  Tesla Back to Third

This was the fifth sixth seventh consecutive month that BYD won the Best Selling Manufacturer title, and everytime with a record month (Now at 7.728 units), the chinese carmaker has rapidly left behind Nissan, now 5.000 units away. 

And to think BYD ended 2014 in Seventh...

In the race for #3, another position change, Tesla is now ahead, now that the Model X is finally helping out with the sales burden, it looks that the all-electric brand is poised to secure the Bronze Medal in December, but still, a lot can still happen until the end of the year...Like Tesla surpassing sales expectations and catch Nissan in Second.

In the low end of the manufacturers ranking, things remain pretty leveled, Kandi is now pressuring the #7 Renault, while Zotye reached #9, surpassing Ford, that stumbled big time this year, dropping from #5 last year, to an endangered #10 (The Volt II-fied Chevrolet is #11, some 1.000 units behind).


PlWORLDNov.YTD%'14Pl
1BYD7.72850.801117
2Nissan 2.49344.553101
3Tesla5.38242.09193
4Mitsubishi4.14640.66792
5
6
7
Volkswagen
BMW
Renault 
4.255
3.267
2.820
33.121
29.018
22.986
7
6
5
11
9
8
8Kandi4.35321.554510
9Zotye4.83520.219513
10Ford1.847 18.96645






(1) - Includes Chevrolet Volt I and II, Holden Volt, Opel and Vauxhall Ampera;

e) Estimate


Chinese Top EV Models 

To have a better understanding on the wave of Chinese Plug-in models that have been taking over the last couple of Monthly Best Sellers Editions, here is a Who Is Who of these Models:

Kandi Panda EV (#2 in November)

Length: 360 cms
Power: 20 kW
Range: 80 kms





BYD Tang (#4)

Length: 482 (485*) cms
Power: 371 (411) kW
e-Range: 80 kms

* - Performance Package




Zotye Cloud (Z100) EV (#5)

Length: 356 cms
Power: 18 kW
Range: 150 kms






BAIC E-Series EV (#9)

Length: 400 cms
Top Speed: 120 km/h
Range: 150 kms

4 comments:

  1. Two weeks ago, seeing what was going on with Tesla sales in different forums and internet, I putted with a pencil the 5400 figure for November Model S sales in a very simple paper chart I used to make for me, awaiting for a more real-able figure from you to put it in permanent ink. So It seems that I was not to wrong...

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  2. The estimated for the Leaf for November seems to be a bit high:

    USA = 1,054
    Europe = 752
    Canada = 148
    Japan = 76

    Total = 2,030 vs 2,595 reported

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  3. The Renault ZoƩ had a good December month in France: 1500 units

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