BMW 530e Shines
A total of 1,047 passenger plug-ins were registered last month in Belgium, down 17% YoY (First drop in two years), with the YTD count still in positive territory (+13%), but dropping the PEV Share slightly down (-0.1%), to 2.3%.
Interestingly, the drop was due to PHEVs (-23%), as BEVs had a positive month (+16% YoY).
Looking at April Best Selling models, the BMW 530e was #1, with 108 units, allowing it to jump to Second Place in the 2018 ranking, while the Porsche Panamera PHEV was also on the up, climbing one position to Fourth.
Underlining BMW's good month, the BMW i3 was up two positions to #7, but the big climber of the month was the new Nissan Leaf, jumping five places to #14, will we see it on the Top 10 soon?
Elsewhere, the Audi Q7 e-Tron had its best month in over a year, thanks to 77 deliveries, climbing to #12, while the #20 Volvo S/V90 PHEV twins registered a new year best performance, with 23 deliveries, and outside the Top 20, the Hyundai Ioniq PHEV registered a personal best, with 21 units, if the Korean brand manages to solve their chronic battery constraints, this model will surely jump into the Top 20.
In the manufacturers ranking, last year winner BMW profited from the general good performance from its lineup, to increase the leadership lead, to 32% share (Up 1%), while Volvo (13%, down 1%) and Mercedes (13%) are running for Silver, with the German brand surpassing the Swede in April, if only by just 16 units.