Despite the recent Covid-related slowdown, which made the local PEV market grow just 69% YoY in May, to 179 units, the plugin market in Czech Republic is on fire, up four-fold in 2020, with over 1.700 units already sold this year, with the PEV Share now at 2,4%, with May reaching a less outlandish 1,3%. Still, the market last year ended at 0,5%, so...
This continues to be a BEV-friendly market, although May saw a drop (58% share) regarding the YTD total (66%).
The reasons for this sudden plugin surge are the #3 Tesla Model 3 volume deliveries, but above all, the deployment of Skoda plugins, with the local brand now owning 53% of the plugin market, and it is expected to continue like this in the foreseeable future.
Looking at the remaining ranking, Hyundai is strong, with two models in the Top 5, and expect the locally-made Kona EV to continue climbing positions, aiming to reach the Bronze medal this year.
The second half of the table has a number of fresh faces in this market, namely the Ford Kuga PHEV, that is starting to become a success story across the continent, while the Audi e-Tron is finally showing up among the local Best Sellers, endangering the BMW X5 PHEV lead in the full size category.
In the brands ranking, Skoda leading far and wide, with 53% share, while Hyundai and Tesla, both with 11% each, are running for Silver.
Ouside the podium, the 4th placed BMW (5%) is too far from the front positions to aspire a medal, if this happens, it will be the first time since 2013 that BMW is left out of the podium in this market.