Saturday, June 15, 2013

World All Time Top 10 (Updated to 30 April 2013)

Tesla's Model S is on the move


In the models ranking the news is the rising of the Model S from #9 to #6, with the fifth place already around the corner, with just 161 units separating it from the Twizy.

The last two places of the ranking have new owners, in #9 the Chery QQ3 EV prepares itself to jump over the fossil Peugeot 106 Electrique and arrive at the #8 position. In tenth place, the Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In is waiting for the production to increase to start climbing even more positions on the ranking.

1Nissan Leaf62.262
2Chevrolet Volt (1)43.160
3Toyota Prius Plug-In32.503
4Mitsubishi i-Miev (2)24.392
5Renault Twizy9.911
6Tesla Model S9.750
7Renault Kangoo ZE8.484
8Peugeot 106 Electrique6.400
9Chery QQ3 EV (e)6.353
10Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV4.304

BYD has high hopes for its Qin model


By brands, the first two are firm in their positions, but Toyota's third place looks threatened by Mitsubishi, fueled by the Outlander success.

In the last places of the ranking, #9 Chery is preparing itself to jump another position and in #10 BYD is hoping that the new Qin model succeeds in order to catch its fellow countryman Chery in the ranking.

2Chevrolet (1)43.160
4Mitsubishi (2)32.722

(1) - Also includes Holden Volt, Opel and Vauxhall Ampera sales;
(2) - Also includes Citröen C-Zero and Peugeot iOn sales;
(e) - Estimate


Dividing the plug-in sales by the conventional segments used for gas cars, it is possible to see how each segment leader stands in the global EV chart:

A (City Cars) - Mitsubishi I-Miev (#4)

     - This was how people imagined electric cars some years ago and it was still the #1 electric car in 2010,  but since then sales have stagnated;

B (Superminis) - JAC J3 EV (#11)

     - For now the chinese JAC J3 EV holds the title, but this year is facing serious competition from the Renault Zoe;

C (Compact) - Nissan Leaf (#1)

     - Thanks to a price reduction and detail improvements, this year it recovered the best seller title from the rival Chevy Volt;

D (Midsize) - Ford Fusion Energi (#33)

     - Ford should bet more on the Fusion, it doesn't have direct competition and it competes on one of the most popular segments in the market;

E/F (Full-size) - Tesla Model S (#6)

     - Tesla is so far ahead on the game that its direct competition are not plug-ins, but the premium best sellers like the BMW 5-Series, Merc E-Class or Porsche Panamera. Speaking of Porsche, it will be interesting to see the duel between the Model S and the Panamera Plug-in, will the german sports sedan plug-in version hurt sales of Tesla?

SUV - Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In (#10)

     - A rising star among EV's, with it Mitsubishi is looking to catch again the best selling EV title. For now it settles for the best selling EV SUV title;

MPV - Ford C-Max Energi (#15)

     - Last year it landed and right away took the #1 place for MPV plug-ins from Byd e6. But this year sales haven't took off as predicted…

LCV - Renault Kangoo ZE (#7)

     - Stable sales and weak competition enable for Renault an easy win here;

Sports Cars -  Tesla Roadster (#19)

     - A neglected segment of the market lead by the out of production Tesla Roadster. Interestingly, the high end of this market will be in the news, with three (!) new entries (Merc SLS ED, Porsche 918 and McLaren P1), all arriving with few months in between. But the one car that should inherit this title in the long term is the long awaited Cadillac ELR;

Pick-Up Trucks - Ford Ranger EV (#26)

     - Since Ford launched the Ranger EV way back in the last millennium (1998), only now did someone else tried again an electric Pick-up, so the Mitsubishi Minicab Miev Truck still has this dinosaur ahead in the chart.

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