|Kandies (Condies?) galore, now with certified data.|
Models - PiP is Weakening
The podium places are attributed a long time ago, with the Fourth Place now firmly in Chevy hands, with the soon-to-be-deceased 1st Gen Volt distancing itself from the wrinkled #5 Prius Plug-In, which made its worst sales performance ever (893 units).
Next we have the BMW i3 in #6, followed ever more closely by the ever-improving #7 BYD Qin (1.753 units,
The Ford Fusion Energi is on the verge of being surpassed by the #9 Kandi, while the Renault Zoe (1.290 units) continues to impress in this Second Coming, posting its third straight month in the four-digits area, a first for the french hatch.
A deserved mention should be noted to the BAIC E-Series, having sold 1.040 units last month, enabling it to win a Top 10 position (#9) in the November ranking, this looks to be another model to follow closely next year.
Finally, a curious fact, the Mitsubishi Minicab Miev Truck (Long name for a short car) reached 750 registrations since it started in 2012, which is halfway to be the Best Selling Electric Pick-Up Truck, a title still in the hands of Ford, thanks to its 1.500 Ford Ranger EV, made from 1998 to 2002, so at least until 2016, the Best Seller pick-up truck title belongs to a vehicle sold in a time when Britney Spears was dressing schoolgirl uniforms, Social Networks consisted on emails and Elon Musk still drove gas-powered cars...
|2||Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV||2.215||29.628||11||5|
|3||Tesla Model S||2.193||25.731||9||4|
|Chevrolet Volt (1)|
Toyota Prius Plug-In
|8||Ford Fusion Energi||762||10.914||4||9|
Manufacturers - Duels Time!
If the Podium positions are a dead certainty, the race for #4, between Ford and Chevrolet, and #7, between BMW and BYD, will maintain the interest on this ranking until the last month of the year, as both races are separated by less than 100 units.
My guess is that Ford should keep the #4 place, but BMW will have to push hard sales if it wants to maintain the Seventh Spot.
Questions for December
1 - Will Tesla or Kandi fulfill their promises and present record-busting sales?
2 - Will the BYD Qin continue to post record results?
3 - Can Chevrolet reach the #4 Ford?...
4 - ...And can BYD reach BMW?