Monday, December 18, 2017

Germany November 2017

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Smart Fortwo ED shines in record month


The PEV Fever has definitely caught on in Germany, with November scoring a record month, with over 6.000 registrations last month, a 144% increase YoY, with the November PEV Share surpassing for the first time the 2% threshold, while the 2017 PEV share climbed to a record 1.5%.

Looking at November Best Selling models, the VW e-Golf scored an amazing 601 deliveries, which would make it the FrontPage headline, if it weren't the 621 deliveries from the Smart Fortwo ED...Will we see this particular race between these two reach unheard heights in December? Do i hear 900 units for both?

Another model in High Voltage is the BMW i3, reaching the Bronze medal,  with 438 units, the Hot Hatch best result in 14 months at home, while Mercedes seems to have found enough units of its GLC350e to break its own sales record, with 410 registrations, a new all time high for an individual Mercedes nameplate in Germany.


PlModel
Sales  
1Smart Fortwo ED621
2
Volkswagen e-Golf
601
3BMW i3438
4
Mercedes GLC350e
410
5
BMW 225xe A. Tourer
341

In a highly frangmented market, where the leader Audi A3 e-Tron doesn't even reach the two digits share, and position changes are frequent, this was a somewhat slow news month. 

The most relevant change was the Smart Fortwo ED climbing to #11, with its (slightly) larger sibling, the Forfour ED, jumping three positions, to #22, Thanks to a record 187 deliveries.

Speaking of recently landed models, the much antecipated Kia Niro PHEV went up to #23, while two veterans going for retirement soon are slowly dropping in the table, with the Nissan Leaf down two positions to #19, and the Mercedes B250e dropped three positions to #25.

In the manufacturers ranking, BMW (21%) is in the lead, with Volkswagen (15%) in Second Place, all while Mercedes (11%, down 1%) and Audi (10%, down 1%) run for the last place in the podium.

Regarding the BEV/PHEV share, plug-in hybrids were the most sold in November, although with just 52% share, while growth of BEVs is at 144%, with PHEVs growing at 143%, so one can say that both Technologies are evenly balanced, a rare thing in presente times.

A final mention to the DHL Streetscooter Work van, which registered 347 units in November, pulling the 2017 tally to 3.779 units, which would place it in Third, if it were to join the passenger cars ranking.

PlGermanyNov. YTD%'16 Pl
1
2
Audi A3 e-Tron
Renault Zoe
270
235
4.209
4.021
9
8
4
2
3
4
BMW i3
BMW 225xe Active Tour.
438
341
3.757
3.307
8
7
1
10
5
6
Kia Soul EV
Volkswagen e-Golf
277
601
2.637
2.604
6
5
7
 12
7Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
1972.12146
8Tesla Model S2052.02845
9
10
11
Volkswagen Passat GTE
Mercedes GLC350e
Smart Fortwo ED
314
410
621
1.943
1.867
1.835
4
4
4
9
23
35
12
13
Volkswagen Golf GTE
Mercedes C350e e)
275
67
1.728
1.167
4
2
8
15
14
15
16
17
Tesla Model X
BMW 530e
Volkswagen e-Up!
Por. Panamera PHEV
56
123
114
124
1.013
986
970
840
2
2
2
2
19
N/A
17
30 11
18Mercedes E350e
80
816232
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30

Nissan Leaf
Hyundai Ioniq Electric
Audi Q7 e-Tron
Smart Forfour ED
Kia Niro PHEV
BMW 330e
Mercedes B250e
Volvo XC90 T8
Volvo V60 Plug-In
Mini Countryman PHEV
Mercedes GLE500e
BMW 740e
Others
54
225
44
187
171
67
7
62
61
80
17
35
532
790
789
607
598
554
525
522
502
465
396
301
293
3.262
2
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
7
30
36
13
N/A
N/A
20
18
13
25
N/A
24
27

TOTAL
6.290
47.453
100



Source: kba.de


Plug-ins and Regular Hybrids


Pl
Model
Nov. Sales  
1
Toyota Yaris Hybrid
1.173
2
Toyota Auris Hybrid
751
3
Smart Fortwo ED
621
4
Volkswagen e-Golf
601
5
Toyota C-HR Hybrid
549

As plug-ins reach new heights, regular hybrids are now feeling the heat and being reached by PEVs, in a class that used to be completely owned by Toyota, with the Yaris, Auris Hybrids chronically in the top two positions, two BEVs broke in to the Top 5, with the Smart Fortwo ED even reaching a podium position, in Third.

If the leader Toyota Yaris Hybrid still seems unattainable, the Auris Second position could fall next month to either of the BEVs...





Tesla Model S & Others


Pl
Model
Nov. Sales  
1
Audi A8
784
2
Mercedes S-Class
772
3
Porsche Panamera
391
4
BMW 7-Series
375
5
6
BMW 6-Series
Tesla Model S
248
205

As the Tesla Sports Sedan reaches historic high levels, it is time to see if it can make a dent on the German flagship models, if the top two positions seem out of range, the remaining places could be reached in peak month, will it be already this December? 


But back to November, the Model S from Tesla was Sixth, with 205 units, a stark increase over the 84 deliveries of November '16.



9 comments:

  1. Any chance to have the Toyota Mirai and Hyunday FCV sales too?
    Thank you!

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    1. I will make a full year article on FCEV's in late January.

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  2. As a Zoe ZE40 Q90i owner, I see the Zoe as a direct competitor to the Yaris hybrid. Both on initial cost and overall package but the question is could Renault meet the demand.

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    1. The Zoe production rate is something that is also puzzling me, i think Renault could make/sell more Zoe's, my question is: "Does it want to?"

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    2. I hread yesterday that LG is having problems in delivering enough batteries to Renault...

      I guess both companies are being victims of their own success.

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    3. I genuinely believe that keeping up with demand is a problem for a few manufacturers. BMW seems to have started to get a handle on the demand. VW now seems wanting to sell their PEV's but seems to be struggling with demand along with Hyundai. However I have great hopes for Nissan and the new Leaf.

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    4. True, few top PEV makers are demand constrained.

      off-topic: A little bird told me BAIC is expanding the EC-Series production facilities in order to reach a 350k/year capacity.

      350k!

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  3. YTD for the Outlander PHEV is 1121 or it should be 2121?

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    1. Bug corrected, thanks for the input!

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