Monday, March 9, 2020

Norway February 2020

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Audi e-Tron wins (again)

Last month, plugins represented over two thirds (68%) of the overall Norwegian market, with BEVs alone representing half of the total sales, pulling the 2020 PEV share at 66%.

If we add HEVs to the tally, we have 79% of the market already electrified.

As a consequence, Diesel and Gasoline sales are at the lowest ever, with the first at 11% share (17% a year ago), while the second is at 10% (19% in Feb. '19). It seems pure ICE sales will be extinct long before the 2025 ICE ban...

Looking at February model sales by fuel, we saw the return of BEVs, with eight models in the Top 10, with unplugged models disappearing, while only two plugin hybrids showed up, one of them (Volvo S/V60 PHEV) in the last place of the table.

Interestingly, in Norway, many flexi-fueled models, like the VW Golf (99% BEV), Hyundai Kona (99% BEV), or Hyundai Ioniq (94% BEV), have becomed basically Pure EV models, while others are now overwhelmingly plugin models, like the Volvo XC60 (96% PHEV!), or the Kia Niro (86% BEV, 5% PHEV, 9% HEV).



Looking at the 2020 ranking, the main news were the podium changes, behind the leader Audi e-Tron:

- The evergreen VW e-Golf climbed to #2, thanks to 755 units (and lots of discounts);

- Also thanks to generous discounts, the Nissan Leaf was up two spots, to Third. 

Elsewhere, the BMW i3 was up to #7, while the shock change was the Kia Soul EV shooting from #20 to #8, thanks to a record 365 registrations.

The Volvo XC60 PHEV was up to #10, while the new Skoda Citigo EV climbed to #13.

In February we had 3 new entries, one of them a fresh new model, with the #19 Peugeot 3008 PHEV confirming its popularity, while the Opel Ampera-e jumped to #12, thanks to the  current stock-off opportunities, and the Kia Niro EV joined the table in #18, thanks to 128 units, its best score in 11 months.

Outside the Top 20, a mention to the new Peugeot 208 EV, scoring 146 units last month, so expect it to join the table soon, while the Mercedes C300e/de twins registered 85 units, a new best for the twins and a 20 months high for the midsize Mercedes.

Looking at the manufacturers ranking, Audi is remains the leader (17%, up 1%), being followed by Volkswagen (11%), while BMW (8%, down 2%), was removed from the podium by Hyundai (9%).


39 comments:

  1. Outside the podium we also had 41 Porsche Taycan and 45 Mercedes-Benz EQC.

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    1. Mercedes-Benz EQC- secret project.No one knows where 10k cars are and how they are going to sell 50k in the 2020:)

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  2. If first week of the month is any indicator, E-Tron is set to win in March as well.

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    1. Unlikely, as Tesla Q1 deliveries are finally ramping up now. (I guess e-tron might still win Q1 overall though?..)

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    2. No, it is not unlikely. It is probable.

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    3. T3 wins March E-tron wins Q

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  3. Historical event!BEV share will not fall below 50%.It is time to close some gas stations:)

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    1. Or replacing them for fast-chargers :)

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  4. model 3, X and S are far behind. what is going on here?

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    1. Very, very bad start of the year in Norway for Tesla. When was last time Tesla sold this few here? 2013?
      Is this the start of #competitionpoachingyourlunch ?

      written by Looney Tunes

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    2. Tesla does not have a European factory yet. So it takes time to import the cars into the European market. Add to the fact that Tesla sold pretty much all their loaner cars in December, there is simply lack of available stock.

      It should recover slightly in February and more so in March.

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    3. Maarten VinkhuyzenMarch 09, 2020

      After a diet of only Tesla, Leaf and e-Golf for years, there are now other options.
      Even every day caviar gets boring.

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    4. other popular models appear on the market...

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    5. All the vultures crawling out of the woodwork spelling doom for Tesla again... Too bad that recent daily numbers are showing that after some longer-than-usual delay, Q1 deliveries are ramping up just fine now :-)

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    6. Recent daily numbers have been quite underwhelming actually, especially considering they're aiming for 500k deliveries in 2020 which looks highly unlikely to be achieved.

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    7. Ha!

      Model S: 39 / Taycan: 66
      Model X: 68 / EQC: 125
      Model 3: 427 / e-tron: 2472

      It`s disruption, Stupid!

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    8. @Anonymous
      Rejoice early.

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    9. ~25,000 Model 3 heading for Europe in Q1, all sold out... But yeah, keep on divining bigger trends from daily delivery figures :-)

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    10. Hi!

      Model S: 44 / Taycan: 80
      Model X: 79 / EQC: 132
      Model 3: 605 / e-tron: 2604

      It`s disruption, Stupid!

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    11. Whoo!

      Model S: 49 / Taycan: 100
      Model X: 101 / EQC: 163
      Model 3: 871 / e-tron: 3287

      It`s disruption, Stupid!

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    12. It sure looks like, at the prices they are currently dumping it for, the e-tron is finally disrupting the mid-sized SUV segment :-) Would be really interesting to see how the sales of combustion cars and PHEVs in that segment are faring -- one of the few remaining non-BEV holdouts in Norway, up till now...

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    13. Why do you keep saying the e-Tron is midsize?!!?

      It has much more space than the Model 3, if the e-Tron is midsize, then the Model 3 is compact!

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    14. As you know, these labels are somewhat arbitrary -- especially in the CUV/SUV space, where to the best of my knowledge, there isn't even any informal norm? Some people use similar length classifications as for cars; while others use different scales entirely. (By American standards for exmaple, the Model Y apparently is "compact", while the Model X is "mid-size"...)

      However, I don't think I have ever seen anyone classify CUVs/SUVs by having the same interior space as the equivalent car classes... On the contrary: if anything, SUVs more often need to be longer to be considered the "same" size class as cars.

      As for the e-tron, its size sits squarely in the middle between the Model Y and Model X -- and also between Audi's Q5 and Q7, for that matter... So where does that leave it?

      I personally tend to put it in the "mid-size" category, because I (still) doubt it is significantly (if any) more roomy than the Model Y. (Though to be fair, I guess it isn't less roomy than combustion cars of the same size?...)

      When looking at sales numbers, price is another consideration. In terms of list price, the e-tron again sits in between the Model Y and Model X. (At least in Europe.) However, if it's true that it's seeing heavy discounts, as someone recently claimed (e-tron leases supposedly being cheaper than a basic Model 3?), then this would very much put that on the radar of buyers looking at mid-sized vehicles -- a segment that didn't really have any BEV entrants thus far. And that's surely what's responsible for the current sales success...

      (Also, it *definitely* makes more sense to look at it in these terms, than absurdly pitching it against the Model 3, like the anonymous poster above did...)

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    15. BTW, I wonder whether Mr. Anonymous realises that he is basically celebrating the virus? Since that's what is actually disrupting Tesla's sales right now...

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    16. On the e-Tron thing: having driven both the Model 3 and e-Tron, i can tell you the Audi has much more space than the Model 3, hell, i think it might even have more space than the Model S!

      So, either the Model Y has much more space than the Model 3, something neither of us know, or, if it has more or less the same space as the Model 3, then the e-Tron is one category above.

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    17. Huh? Of course the Model Y is *way* more roomy than Model 3! It's 18.6 cm taller (some 16 cm of which is for the cabin, as ground clearance is only marginally higher); as well as 7 cm wider and 6 cm longer.

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    18. https://cdn.motor1.com/images/mgl/8Ml3M/s1/tesla-model-y-vs-model-3-comparison-graphics.jpg

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    19. I'm aware of these numbers -- but they are deceptive. Sure, front leg room is (marginally) shorter for example: but with a 8 or 9 cm higher seating position, the actual room available is much bigger...

      It's pretty much a geometric impossibility for the Model Y not to be much more roomy than the Model 3.

      I've seen people claim that the Model Y is actually almost as large as the Model X... Though clearly those are exaggerating in the other direction :-)

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    20. Wee!

      Model S: 59 / Taycan: 135
      Model X: 136 / EQC: 257
      Model 3: 1211 / e-tron: 3733

      It`s disruption, Stupid!

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  5. the best ice-car is the mazda cx-30 with 91 cars.
    ONLY 91! crazy sh...! good news for BEV fans.

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  6. With the return of the Soul, and some other long-time favourites returning to form, the all-fuels top 10 looks more healthy again :-) With Model 3 returning in March, the Outlander PHEV might very well be the only model with a combustion engine remaining in the top 10... And with more interesting new BEV models coming, this might become standard going forward :-)

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    1. I know, can't wait for a 100% BEV Top 10!

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  7. @José in the all-fuels February top 10, you put the S/V60 in the last spot -- but according to the EV top 20, that should be the XC60?...

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    1. You're right, it's the XC60 PHEV that should have been in the Top 10, sorry for that!

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  8. Honda E-first registration

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