|2011 Mercedes-Benz A-Class E-Cell|
The austrian EV market has nearly doubled their sales to 1.024 units, a fairly respectable number given the overall dimension of the local car market, with the Renault Twizy winning the pole position with 271 units, ahead of last years winner, the Citröen C-Zero, which sold 198 cars in 2012, 40 less than in the previous year.
Unlike other markets, where a single model represents 50% or more of the market, here it's more fragmented, with the #1 having just 26% share. But despite that, Renault as a brand achieves a comfortable 57% share, thanks to the good performance of their models (Twizy #1, Kangoo #3 and Fluence #4). With this successful background, things look good for the introduction of the Renault Zoe in Austria.
Now two curious aspects of the austrian market:
First, the 13 units sold of the Mercedes A-Class E-Cell, along with the dozens sold in the previous year indicates Austria as potential hit market for the electrification effort to be made by Mercedes this year;
Second, the best selling Plug-In Hybrid car was...The Fisker Karma. With
|Renault Kangoo ZE||1||185||15|
Renault Fluence ZE
Mercedes A E-Cell
|Smart Fortwo ED||12||1|
|Volvo C30 Electric||1||0|
|Toyota Prius Plug-In (a)||0||0|
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I dont know where you have your numbers from, but Statitics Austria delivers very different data. Check your source !!!ReplyDelete
2012 we had 165 Ampera plus 15 Volt registered as new ...
More here: myampera.wordpress.com/statistik-hybridautos/
I'll update the data soon, thanks for the tip!ReplyDelete