|The Leaf can do Summer too|
Models - Leaf Shines
Despite some individual bad results (Tesla...), there were bright spots, with the Nissan Leaf reaching a new sales record, with 5.630 units sold, the Chevy Volt making its best sales month of the year (2.193 units), and the chinese duo, Kandi and Qin, breaking yet again their respective sales records.
Looking to models ranking, we can see the Volt closing in on the #4 Prius Plug-In, while the Kandi EV seems unstoppable, climbing another position to #8 and already biting the #7 BMW i3 (Less than 100 units between them). Will we see the chinese start-up reach #6 soon?
A final mention for Ford being the only manufacturer with two representatives in the Top 10, not bad for a brand that has been a bit conservative regarding ev's...
|2||Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV||2.063||18.538||11||5|
|3||Tesla Model S||1.243||16.032||10||4|
|4||Toyota Prius Plug-In||1.616||12.547||8||3|
|5||Chevrolet Volt (1)||2.193||12.084||7||2|
|6||Ford Fusion Energi||1.236||7.531||5||9|
|8||Kandi EV e)||1.500||6.829||4||N/A|
|10||Ford C-Max Energi||846||4.864||3||8|
Manufacturers - Ford Climbs Again
In the Manufacturers ranking, the star of the month was Ford, #4 with 2.310 units sold last month and running away with the #4 from Toyota, which, by the way, has Chevrolet (#3 in July) breathing down its neck, thanks to the
BYD continues to improve with yet another sales record (Now at 1.325 units/month), placing Renault back on #8, with only 19 units separating them, the fight between these two is as hot as the summer days in Texas...
In #10 there's Kandi, only 220 units behind the #9 BMW.
e) - Estimate
Questions for July
1 - Which model will be #4?
2 - How much positions will Kandi rise?
3 - Who will beat their record sales?
4 - Will Chevrolet surpass Toyota?
5 - Car Renault recover the #7 position?
6 - Can BMW resist Kandi attacks?
Sales By Automotive Groups
Besides sales by individual brands, i've decided to see how they look if we group them according to each Automotive
|Pl||Group||July '14||2014||2013||All Time|
|1||Renault - Nissan||6.763||41.057||66.251||176.326|
Renault-Nissan (Or is it Nissan-Renault?), is by far the dominant force regarding plug-ins, but the next positions are more controversial, with GM being #2 by volume, but this year it has weakened a lot (Already waiting for 2nd Gen Volt?), with Cadillac unable to recover the damage of its lower priced sister.
Mitsubishi, on the other hand, is #3 in volume, but this year is selling more than its direct competition, being a strong #2 in 2014.
Toyota, historical #4, is also losing big this year, only #6 in the ranking and with no perspective of a brighter future. Fuel Cells are their thing now...
For every loser, there's a winner, or in this case, two. Tesla and Ford, respectively #5 and #6 until this year, are now above Toyota and GM, putting them in #3 and #4 in the 2014 ranking.
Geely, or Volvo plus Kandi, is in #7, but with Kandi selling like hot cakes, who knows where they will be heading?
In #8 we have Build Your Dreams, or BYD, that has been profiting on the sales rise in China to consolidate a Top 10 position among the Big Boys.
Chery is a consistent #9, while in #10 we have something of a surprise, the best selling german auto group here is...Daimler, thanks to the Smart storied investment in the Electric Drive version. Now that Mercedes is starting to roll off the B-Class ED, expect these numbers to go higher, and in deed they should, because BMW and Volkswagen (VW + Porsche), #11 and #12, respectively, are pressing hard the sales accelerator (Yes, VW is only #12 in the ranking, that's how late they came to the EV scene...).