Models - Prius in third
|In July the PiP stopped the sales slide |
Having more trouble than expected in the European introduction of the Model S, Tesla's new baby was relegated to fourth place in July by the Prius Plug-In, that saw its sales past the 1.200 units for the first time since March and recover some of the lost ground to the american-made car.
The remaining ranking is fairly stable, although the C-Max Energi has already the #8 position of the troubled I-Miev in its sights and is now looking to pass by it in August.
Tenth place goes this month for the Ford Fusion Energi, with 2.032 units YTD, but with the #12 Chery QQ3 EV just 32 units behind (2.000) and most importantly, the #11 Renault Twizy just 5 units behind(!), this promises to be one heated race until the end.
Finally, BEV's add yet another point to their share, now in 64% versus 36% for PHEV's, since the beginning of the year pure electric cars recovered 14% share, thanks to new models (Zoe, Model S) and sales rebound of existing ones (Leaf, Fortwo ED).
Comparing today's positions with last years ranking, there are some changes, the Leaf jumps from third to the top spot, the Model S climbs 4 positions to #3, the Zoe comes out of nowhere (#28) to #5 and the Outlander Plug-In appears in #6 in its first year on sale.
On the flip side, the Mitsu I-Miev drops from #5 to #8 and the Twizy from #4 to #10.
Manufacturers - Toyota closes in to Tesla
In the Manufacturers ranking, Nissan is stable at the top and it's now followed by Chevrolet at 15% share and Renault with 12%.
|2||Chevrolet Volt (1)||2.010||13.767||15||1|
|3||Tesla Model S||759||10.916||12||7|
|4||Toyota Prius Plug-In||1.224||9.431||10||2|
|6||Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In||0||4.307||5||N/A|
|7||Renault Kangoo ZE||328||3.296||4||6|
|8||Mitsubishi I-Miev (2)||123||3.112||3||5|
|9||Ford C-Max Energi||443||3.003||3||9|
|10||Ford Fusion Energi||412||2.032||2||N/A|
Still working on its Euro-landing, Tesla was #6 in July, losing another point, to 12% share and now sees Toyota recovering behind it.
Behind the seven major players, figures become a bit sketchy as one doesn't know for sure how the chinese brands are behaving, but taking in account confirmed numbers, Chery holds on firmly to #8.
Comparing the ranking with 2012, we can see Nissan back at #1 (It held the best selling crown in 2011), Tesla jumping from #9 to #4 thanks to the Model S success, Smart up from #15 to #9, while Toyota dropped from #2 to fifth place.
(1) - Includes Holden Volt, Opel and Vauxhall Ampera;
(2) - Includes Citröen C-Zero and Peugeot iOn.
(e) - Estimate
Questions for August
Will the C-Max Energi pass the Mitsu I-Miev?
Who will get this time the tenth place in the models ranking?
Will Renault confirm the #3?
Will Toyota surpass Tesla?
Can Smart hold on to #9?