Tesla leads the EV Revolution in Australia
Close to 800 plug-ins were sold last month, up an amazing 156% YoY, with BEVs jumping seven-fold, transforming this usually PHEV-friendly market in BEV turf (72% of registrations belong to pure EVs), and placing the PEV Share at a record 1.1%, which is the first time the needle crosses North of the 1% mark, a number that is highlighted by the fact that the overall market was down a harsh 13% YoY.
This is one of the most flagrant cases where the arrival of the Tesla Model 3, responsible for roughly half of the plugin registrations, sparked the EV Disruption, in what was a dormant market before it.
But looking at the models ranking, the BEV takeover isn't limited to Tesla, as only the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV resists to the pure electric wave, staying in #2, but with the #3 Hyundai Kona EV expected to have more batteries available throughout the year, Mitsu's Silver Medal is in danger.
In the remaining Top 5 positions, we have two fresh (In Australia, at least) faces, with the Sino-British MG ZS EV jumping to #4, while the Nissan Leaf is #5, with 30 registrations.
In the manufacturers ranking, there is really no competition for Tesla, with 50% share, with the road open for 2020 to be its 4th consecutive Manufacturers title, while the six times winner (2010, '11, '12, '14, '15, '16) Mitsubishi (16%) is Second, followed by Hyundai (13%), securing the last place of the podium.