Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Memory Lane - 2011

A future-classic 
2011 was Year One for the Modern Age of Electric Cars, with sales shooting upwards and the Top 5 ranking now resembling what we now know, following the introduction of the Nissan Leaf and the Volt family.

Best-selling Plug-In Cars of 2011

1 - Nissan Leaf - 21.565 units;

2 - Chevrolet Volt (a) - 8.187 units;
(a) - Includes Opel and Vauxhall Ampera

3 - Mitsubishi I-Miev (b) - 8.161 units;
(b) - Includes Peugeot iOn and Citröen C-Zero

4 - Smart Fortwo ED - 1.103 units;

5 - JAC J3 EV - 1.000 units.

The JAC J3 EV is the only stranger here but it sells well in China.

The Nissan Leaf joined the market with a bang thanks to great sales in the US (#1 with 9.674 units) and Japan (#1 with 10.310 units), followed by the Volt, thanks to its home market (#2 in the US with 7.671 units).

Behind these two rookies was the I-Miev family, scoring 8.161 units (Its best sales year ever), most of them in Europe and thanks to their french cousins from Peugeot and Citröen.

Far from the podium was the #4 Smart Fortwo ED, already in its second generation, just like the chinese JAC J3 EV, selling some 1.000 units.