Sunday, March 1, 2015

Help Needed

Dear readers, as EV Sales grows, so does the need for more comprehensive and accurate data, on top of that, plug-ins are spreading to more and more countries and sometimes is difficult to detect and/or extract data from these new markets, so i'm calling for your help, if you can get EV sales data from the below markets, please send me an email (, so that we can put them on the map and "Spread the Word". Your help can be anonymous if you want and will be greatly appreciated.
It is still uncharted territory, with regular data from dedicated models (ex: BYD Qin), but numbers from plug-in versions of regular cars (ex: Roewe 550 PHEV) are still random. Tesla's numbers are also hard to find and numbers for imported EV's are simply non-existent;


Data is available on some models, but lacking regular data on others, like the Nissan e-NV200, Prius Plug-In imports, etc, which prevents us from getting a full picture of the EV Scene;


One of EV Sales "Moby Dick's", there's regular data on global volumes from SMMT, but data from individual models is sparse and comes with several months delay, with this market growing by the day (It was the 6th largest this January), it becomes more and more important to know what is going on here.

With reports saying that the EV Share is above 1%, there isn't a single clue on which cars are the best sellers here, please contact me as this can be one of those countries where things can really interesting for plug-ins really fast.
There is some data regarding the Mahindra Reva E2O performance here, but it is not a regular source and it misses the rest of the electric market, now that the Indian market is seriously considering EV's, it would be great if we could start following this market.
South Korea
There isn't a regular source for data regarding this market, which is a shame considering there are several models selling there (Kia Soul EV, Samsung SM3 ZE, Chevrolet Spark EV, etc) and this is a market with great growth potential. If anyone has access to regular detailed data for South Korea, could you please contact me.


Another market with tremendous growth potential where numbers still come randomly, which is a shame, now that sales are tripling, this should be one of the markets to follow more closely.

Hong Kong, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland
There's only monthly data by dedicated models, if anyone has access to the full data, including ICE-based plug-ins, please contact me;

Markets that require data source:

Luxembourg, Monaco (My guess is that the Porsche 918 is #3, Twizy #2 and Tesla #1), Romania, South Africa, Bulgaria, Brazil, Turkey, Costa Rica and Mexico


  1. Ugh... I was so close to give you a fine write up, and then *poof*, browser decides to refresh itself.


    Given the mysterious E-Class problem, they are most likely hybrids. They get 119g/km and cannot be differentiated when at the lowest tax band of 0-120g/km. The S-Class S 400 Hybrid only gets 159-147g/km, so having one that fits in the 0-120g/km bracket must mean something.

    3 vans were sold in January and 1 in February. In the Light Commercial section, they can be found by selecting the ''Not over 1000cc'' engine displacement.

    Apparently 2 e-NV200s and 1 Kangoo Z.E were sold in January. It's just irritating to find that out and he rest. 1 e-NV200 in February.

    I hope this works unless the Kangoo comes with a 900cc engine. Maybe you can use that sort of method to find vans in Japan and else where.

    The bleedin SIMI and are messing again. I counted 55 EVs and 6 PHEVs. They only have 49 EVs and 6 PHEVs (excl E-Class but incl S-Class)

    I counted...
    38 LEAF
    1 e-NV200
    3 ZOE
    2 Model S
    6 e-Golf
    5 i3 BEV / 3 i3 REx
    1 i8
    1 Outlander PHEV
    1 Mercedes S-Class PHEV

    61 in total making 0.385% of 15850 of the market. 0.036% are the 6 PHEVs

  2. Is that right, 143 Leaf in January ?!

  3. Nah, 108 LEAFs in January and the rest for February. If you're using the website you can see what was made on a specific month if the 'Month From' and 'Month Tom' were the same.

  4. Spain:

  5. For Spain you can also find an updated table here