Long Hard Road...
Out of Hell is what this market seems destined to have in 2016, after fiscal changes that led to a sales fever in the last months of 2015, this EV market has been suffering from a prolonged hangover period, with YTD sales falling 80% regarding the same period last year.
Looking at the models ranking, the Renault Zoe has been imune to the sales slide (Actually, its sales were up 26%), leading the ranking, followed by the Tesla Model S sport-sedan-sexy-thingy, and the VW e-Up!.
Two niches unaffected by the fiscal changes were Plug-in hybrids and Fuel Cell Vehicles, the first type of vehicles saw its sales grow 46% YoY, now representing 16% of all Plug-in sales (Last year they represented just 3%), while FCEV's continue to present symbolic numbers, in total there were 5 units delivered this year (3 Hyundai and 2 Toyota's).
|2||Tesla Model S||4||37||27||1|
|4||Mercedes C350e e)||5||10||7||7|
|5||Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV||4||7||5||10|
|6||Nissan e-NV200 / Evalia *||3||5||4||3|
Volvo XC90 T8
|Peugeot Partner EV|
Kia Soul EV
* - 3 LCV