|A Global Player in 2013, having been #1 in the previous year|
We look back at where EVs were five years ago, in 2013, to see how has changed (or not).
Global Models - Nissan Leaf is the Leader and Chevrolet Volt runner-up
On the other hand, Ford was still relevant, with two models in the Top 10, while the I-Miev triplets showed upin #9...And no Chinese model in sight.
BEV's saw their pevious share expansion end, with PHEV's profiting from good months from their representatives to recover three points share, now at 61% BEV's vs 39% PHEV's.
Regarding volumes, in 5 years sales grew almost ten fold, while the market has greatly diversified: In 2013, the leader Nissan Leaf had 25% share, now the Leaf II, leader in 2018, has only 5%...
|2||Chevrolet Volt (1)||4.055||17.882||16||1|
|3||Tesla Model S||1.590||12.749||11||7|
|4||Toyota Prius Plug-In||2.228||12.077||11||2|
|6||Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In||776||5.083||4||N/A|
|7||Ford C-Max Energi||651||3.654||3||9|
|8||Renault Kangoo ZE||171||3.372||3||6|
|9||Mitsubishi I-Miev (2)||175||3.371||3||5|
|10||Ford Fusion Energi||615||2.647||2||N/A|
Global Manufacturers - Best Chinese is only #8
The Manufacturers ranking follows closely the Models, with few changes.
Behind the seven major players, figures become a bit sketchy as one doesn't know for sure how the chinese brands are behaving, but taking in account confirmed numbers, Chery was the Best Seller in #8, followed by a still small BYD, in #10.
Ford (#7) and Smart (#9) in 2013 were Top 10 brands, both now far from that status, while at the time there was plenty of hope regarding the arrival of Volkswagen and the remaining German brands.
(2) - Includes Citröen C-Zero and Peugeot iOn.
(e) - Estimate
Europe - Leaf Takes the Lead
Just like this year, in 2013 the fight was between the Zoe and the Leaf, with the Japanese car gaining momentum, and reaching this month the top spot in the YTD chart.
The Tesla Model S was starting to show up on the radar, in #15, while the Toyota Prius Plug-in was #4, something unthinkable in 2018.
Thanks to their sales success in the Netherlands, the Volvo V60 Plug-In was #6, making Volvo the fourth best selling brand in Europe, with 6% share, below Toyota (#3 with 8%), Nissan (#2 with 23%) and Renault (#1 with 41%).
|3||Renault Kangoo ZE e)||171||3.369||12||3|
|4||Toyota Prius Plug-In||166||2.382||8||5|
|5||Renault Twizy e)||250||2.184||8||1|
|6||Volvo V60 Plug-In||182||1.543||5||22|
|7||Smart Fortwo ED||113||1.534||5||12|
|13||Bolloré Blue Car||20||288||1||9|
Tesla Model S
The daddy of EV markets in 2013, the USA accounted for over half of plug-in car sales in the world, with a PEV Share of 0,6%.
GM's poster child, the Chevy Volt,was again #1, followed by three other familiar nameplates in 2018, while below we find some long lost PEV rarities, like #9
|3||Tesla Model S||1.300||12.050||20|
|4||Toyota Prius Plug-In||1.791||6.822||12|
|5||Ford C-Max Energi||621||3.536||6|
|6||Ford Fusion Energi||600||2.592||4|
|7||Ford Focus Electric||175||1.225||2|
|9||Toyota RAV4 EV||231||750||1|
|10||Honda Fit EV||66||420||1|
|11||Smart Fortwo ED||182||355||1|
Honda Accord Plug-In
Chevrolet Spark EV
Scion iQ EV
China - Chery QQ3 EV #1
Despite being the fourth largest EV market in the World, in 2013 it's hard to get accurate data from the Chinese market yet, sales mounted to 5.889 units in the first half of the year (Now, two days are enough to sell that many units), most were pure electrics (5.114), while Plug-In Hybrids represented just 13% (775 units) of the market. (then, as today).
In 2013, the Best Selling BYD (e6) was only #3, with Chery QQ3 EV (Father of the current eQ) comfortably in #1, and the JAC J3 EV (Grandfather of the current iEV sedans) in #2.
The major change is in #5, with the BAIC E150 EV climbing one position and featuring on this Top 5.
|1||Chery QQ3 EV (e)||1.800|
|2||JAC J3 EV (e)||850|
|4||BYD F3 DM||658|
|5||BAIC E150 EV (e)||550|