Nissan Leaf #1 in September
Austrian plug-in sales were down 6% in September, but looking at the 2018 numbers, sales are still positive (+15%), with some 6,200 units, placing the PEV Share at 2.3%.
Due to the previous pre-WLTP sales rush, PHEVs crashed in September (-26% YoY), while BEVs continued their steady growth (+6%), with all-electric cars representing 71% of sales. When governments play the incentives cards right, good things like these (Large BEV share) happen.
Looking at the models ranking, the VW e-Golf is firm in the leadership, with the German hatchback set to win its first Best Seller trophy in this market.
The four times winner (2017; '16; '14; '13) Renault Zoe is in Second Place, with the BMW i3 closing the podium, but the German Hot Hatch has to keep an eye on the #4 Nissan Leaf, that was last month Best Seller, with 135 units (New Personal Best), and is now just 46 units behind.
In a 100% BEV Top 6, all-electric models are on the rise, with the #5 Hyundai Ioniq Electric having its best month in 8 months, by delivering 66 units, while the Tesla Model X was up two positions to #8.
The Best Selling PHEV is the Porsche Panamera PHEV, in #7, with 197 units, but the #14 BMW 225xe Active Tourer might still have a shot at the PHEV title, considering it is one of the few PHEVs unaffected by the new rules.