Kia Niro PHEV Shines
The Spanish plug-in market continues to grow, despite the lack of incentives, in May it was up 74% to 794 units, a new Year Best, pulling the 2018 tally to 3,719 units, keeping the PEV Share at 0.6%.
Looking at last month best sellers, the big news were the 160 registrations of the Kia Niro PHEV, a new record for the Korean, allowing it to jump four positions, into #4, and if the local importer manages to divert enough units from the Mothership to feed local demand, we might even see it soon on the podium.
On the other hand, the Nissan Leaf had a surprisingly low result, with just 48 deliveries, is Nissan starving this market, favoring others, is demand already waning?
Good month for the BMW i3, scoring 65 registrations, a new year best, while its stablemate 530e hit a new record, with 15 registrations, and underlining a positive month for BMW, the 330e joined the Top 20, in #19.
The VW Golf GTE had its best month in a year, delivering 33 units, allowing it to leap to #10.