Models - A Whole Lotta Records
This great performance shows in the individual sales, where four cars got new sales records, those being the Prius Plug-in (2.932 units), Fusion Energi (1.352), BYD Qin (1.008) and BMW i3.
Another sign of a good global performance, is that seven cars sold in the thousands, when a year ago only four achieved those numbers.
Looking to models ranking, the leader Nissan Leaf lost another 1% in share, with the less than stellar performance in Europe to blame.
Only one position change this time, with the Ford Fusion surpassing the BYD Qin to reach #6.
Out of the Top 10 but with deserved references, the Renault Zoe was #9 in May, while the Ford C-Max Energi was #10, with this last one ending just 17 units away (3.015) from the VW e-Up! in the YTD ranking.
|2||Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV||2.296||10.575||10||5|
|3||Tesla Model S||2.307||10.506||10||4|
|4||Toyota Prius Plug-In||2.932||9.053||9||3|
|5||Chevrolet Volt (1)||1.885||7.863||8||2|
|6||Ford Fusion Energi||1.352||4.346||4||9|
|9||Chery QQ3 EV e)||600||3.216||3||11|
Manufacturers - Toyota month
In the Manufacturers ranking, the star of the month was Toyota, #2 in May and running away with its #4 from Chevrolet and Ford.
The #7 BYD continues to improve with yet another sales record (Now at 1.261 units/month), but with Renault back on track (1.450 units sold), the fight for #7 should be interesting.
In #10 is for Chery, taking credit for the increased demand of plug-ins in China, but VW is just 74 units behind....
e) - Estimate
Questions for June
1 - Which model will be #2? And #6? And #10?
2 - Who will improve their sales records?
3 - Will the BMW i3 reach four digit sales?
4 - Which manufacturer will be #5?
5 - Can VW remove Chery from #10?
1 - #2 (Model S); #6 (Fusion Energi); #10 (C-Max Energi);
2 - Tesla Model S (4.000 plus); Ford Fusion Energi (1.949); BYD Qin (1.055) and BMW i3 (1.000 plus);
3 - Yes, it has sold some 1.050 units;
4 - Ford, and next month it will be going after the #4 Toyota;
5 - Not only it didn't get to #10, but it has lost one position because of #9 Kandi, VW now sits at #12.