|The Star of the Moment|
With some 8.829 units sold in October, the European EV market was 23% above October '13, scoring the third best result of the year, after September (10.212 units) and March (9.690).
Looking at the monthly models ranking, the leader Outlander PHEV continues to dominate the chart, selling again more than 2.000 units, while the runner-up this time was the Renault Zoe, with 1.320 sales, repeating the Second Spot of August '13, at that time with just 507 units. The Nissan Leaf was #3 with 1.209 units, being the first time it scores five consecutive months selling in the four-digit area, in #4 we have another regular customer, the BMW i3, with 745 sales, while in #5 we have a surprise, with the Volvo V60 Plug-In registering its best result since last April, by selling 544 units.
|5||Volvo V60 Plug-In||544|
On the YTD ranking, the Renault Zoe recovered the Fourth Spot from Tesla, which had a horrible month, selling just 166 units, its worst performing month ever in Europe, it was even outranked in the monthly table by the higher priced BMW i8, a sports car that's still landing in some parts of the Continent...
Speaking of the new goldenboy from BMW, it was #11 last month with 170 units and it jumped to #14 YTD, something to be regarded with respect, considering the type of car it is. And the #13 Prius Plug-In is just 83 units ahead...Oh, and don't forget that it has a one year-plus waiting list, BMW has really struck gold with this one.
There were other position changes in the ranking, the VW e-Golf, finally joined the Top 10, rising 2 positions to #9, the Mitsu I-Miev was up one position, just like their french cousin, the Peugeot iOn up 1, which changed positions with the Opel Ampera, losing another place on the road to the Great Scrapyard on the Sky. The Kia Soul EV went up one position to #24 and now wants to pass the #23 Peugeot Partner EV in what is left of the year.
Finally, regarding the manufacturers ranking, Mitsubishi is on the high, with 22% share, a strong progression over time for the japanese brand, considering that it ended 2013 with 14% and in 2012 it had just 4%! Nissan shares the second spot with Renault, both with 16%, but while the japanese side of the Alliance has been steady over the years (16% in 2013, 12% in 2012), the french side has lost 20% share since 2012! (27% in 2013, 37% in 2012).
|1||Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV||2.065||16.952||22||3|
|5||Tesla Model S||166||7.280||9||7|
|7||Volvo V60 Plug-In||544||4.378||6||4|
|8||Renault Kangoo ZE||400||3.214||4||5|
|10||Smart Fortwo ED||351||2.108||3||9|
|Toyota Prius Plug-In|
Porsche Panamera Plug-In
Audi A3 e-Tron
Peugeot Partner EV
Kia Soul EV
Ford Focus Electric
Citröen Berlingo EV
VW Golf GTE
Renault Fluence ZE
Does this figures include the UK sales of october?ReplyDelete
(Not the real deal, but qualified estimates, actually)
I count 127 Model S without the UK. Will definitely be interesting to see the November numbers.ReplyDelete
And I forgot to say: thank you. This must be pretty hard work.ReplyDelete
Thanks, it is hard work in deed. :-)Delete