|Smart Fortwo ED with green alloys|
Crisis Edition - Chapter Two
Another market feeling the weight of the economic crisis, with the total number of cars falling 13%, it would be natural that EV's would feel the stinch too, but thanks to the Renault Twizy and Smart Fortwo ED, electric sales actually grew 178% regarding last year, although share is a still symbolic 0,05%. Expect it to grow as the warm weather sets in and people go for the summer-friendly Twizy...
Looking at the models ranking, there were only three models selling significantly: The Twizy holds on to #1, selling 93 units YTD, in second the Nissan Leaf sells a mere 34 units and thanks to a good sales month in March (20 units), the Smart Fortwo ED jumps to #3, staying now just 12 units behind the sales it had in the whole of 2012 and promising a good year for the tiny Daimler EV representative.
|Pl||Italy||Mar'13||YTD'13||March'12||13 vs '12|
|3||Renault Fluence ZE||5||8||0||-|
|6||Smart Fortwo ED||20||25||3||566,67%|
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Source: Manufacturers, greenstart.it