Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Japan February 2013

Some nice alloys for the Outlander PHEV

With a month delay, i can report on the japanese EV market, the second largest in the world and in a upwards trend, in February there were a record 5.428 plug in sales, translating in an also record 1,59% market share, only second to the champion Norway in EV popularity.

The news this month was the rise to #1 of the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV in its only second month in the market, staying just 7 units behind the Nissan Leaf on the YTD count.

In third comes the Prius Plug-in, followed at a distance by the Mitsubishi I-Miev and the Minicab Miev.

By brands, Mitsubishi benefits from the Outlander to top the ranking possibly for the first time since...2010!

Pl.           Japan           Feb        YTD    %
1 Nissan Leaf 1.455 2.592    31
2 Mitsu. Outlander Plug-In 2.079 2.585    31
3 Toyota Prius Plug-In e) 1.200 2.300    28
4 Mitsubishi I-Miev 377 456      5
5 Mitsubishi Minicab Miev 317 375      5
            TOTALS 5.428 8.308 100

e) - Estimate

Source: Manufacturers, evn.blog.eonet.jp

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