|Boatloads of i-Pace are now being delivered here|
Jaguar i-Pace (finally) steps up the pace
October had 2,058 plugin registrations, up 147% YoY, which translates in a PEV Share of 6.8%, and pulls the year to date count to 17,035 units, with the 2018 PEV share now growing to 4.3%.
This good market performance was the result of several good individual results, starting with the Best Seller of the Month, the Nissan Leaf, that registered 360 units, the nameplate best result in its 7 year career in Dutch lands, while the #2 Tesla Model S delivered 257 units, its best first-month-of-quarter result ever, which is particularly impressive, as by now it should have been feeling the long shadow of the Model 3. Apparently it isn't, so we can expect another 1,000-plus performance next December.
Interestingly, the 91 Tesla Model X deliveries also represented the nameplate best first-month-of-quarter performance here, so we can expect at least some 600 deliveries in December for the Sports-Minivan-SUV, which could make Tesla reach 2,000 deliveries in one month. And the Model 3 is still to cross the Atlantic...
Of course, maybe the higher taxation of expensive BEVs next year might have something to do with it, but it's not Tesla fault if others aren't in place to profit from the current sales fever...Which takes us to the Jaguar i-Pace.
The British SUV has finally surpassed its initial production
One thing is certain, with Tesla and Jaguar (and others?) going at full speed next December, the BEV Share should hit historic levels in December, maybe even crossing into two digits…
Elsewhere, the #3 VW e-Golf also shined, by delivering 238 units, its best result since January, while the BMW i3 closed the Top 5, with 175 registrations, the nameplate best result since 2015.
Tesla Model S
Looking at the 2018 ranking, while the Top 6 positions remained the same, the Renault Zoe recovered (for good?) the #7 spot from the
hands wheels of the Opel Ampera-e (Euro-spec Chevrolet Bolt), while the other change on the Top 10 was the #9 Volvo XC60 PHEV surpassing the Porsche Panamera PHEV, thanks to a record 119 deliveries, allowing it to be the new Best Selling PHEV. Should the Swedish midsize SUV win the category this year, it will succeed in the PHEV throne to its larger sibling, the XC90 PHEV, that won the 2017 title.
Just outside the Top 10, we have three models on the rise, with the Jaguar i-Pace joining the ranking in #11, and the British SUV is now going after a Top 5 spot, while Hyundai is hoping to get more Kona EV units to reach at least #11 this year, and the 3 times Best Seller (2013; '14; '15) Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV rose two positions to #13, thanks to 84 deliveries, the model best result in 22 months.
In the manufacturers ranking, Tesla (33%, down 6%) is the undisputed leader, with Nissan (14%) hanging on in Second Place, while the race for Third Spot has now Volkswagen (10%, up 1%) on the podium, ahead of BMW and Hyundai (9%).
Source: RAI Vereniging