Monday, January 30, 2017

Japan December 2016

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Prius PHEV: 2017 Best Seller?

Nissan Leaf Number One


In 2016, the Japanese EV was down for the second consecutive year, this time the drop was smaller, only 12% regarding 2015, with some 22.000 plug-ins being registered. Consequently, the EV Share was down to 0,42%. 

With such numbers, one has to go back five years to see such low numbers, with the coming arrival of the much anticipated Toyota Prius Prime, things are expected to change for the good in 2017 and even the 2014 record (32.418 units) can possibly be beaten, let's wait and see.


But not all was bad news in 2016, the Nissan Leaf has beaten its 2014 sales record by some 600 units, establishing also a new all-time record for any model in Japan, with this performance, the Nissan EV has won its Fourth Best Seller title in Japan, after those won in 2011, 2013 and 2014.

On the other hand, the other driving force for plug-ins in this market, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, had by far its worst year ever, with only 5.459 units, half of what it usually registered.

The remaining models in the ranking have comparatively small numbers, with the top two models gobbling 90% of the market.

In the manufacturers ranking, it's another win for Nissan, its Third, after the 2011 and 2014 titles, having one trophy less than Mitsubishi (2009, '10, '13 and '15).

Will Nissan win its fourth this year? If i had to bet, i would say "No", as Toyota seems focused to recover with the new Prius the scepter won in 2012.

Pl
Japan
Dec.
  2016
     %Pl '15
1Nissan Leaf1.23214.79366
2
2Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV5005.45924
1
3Nissan e-NV200 / Evalia e)759574
7
4BMW i3 e)453151
4
5Mitsubishi Minicab Miev 162001
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
Tesla Model S e)
Toyota Prius Plug-In
Mitsubishi I-Miev
Mit. Minicab Miev Truck
BMW i8 e)
Smart Fortwo ED
BMW 330e e)
Audi A3 e-Tron e)
Honda Accord PHEV
15

2





198
160
158
66
30
22
10
5
2
1
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
6
3
8
9
10
N/A
N/A
N/A


TOTAL1.88522.375100

e) Estimate








5 comments:

  1. Is Toyota prioritizing Prius sales in America over Japan?

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    1. It seems that way, still haven't heard of first Prius PHEV registrations in Japan

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  2. The Japanese release is scheduled for February 2017.

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  3. AnonymousMay 09, 2017

    Hello Jose,

    could you state your sources please? Or preferably link them?

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