|"BIG IN GERMANY"|
Springtime Records -Deutsch Edition
The 2.076 EV's sold this March were a new record for the German EV Market, with YTD sales now at 4.444 units, doubling last year result in the same period.
Looking at the monthly ranking, plenty of surprises, as always, the Niisan Leaf made a smash result, by selling 409 units, beating a record that lasted since the 2012 Twizy fever, while also winning again the Monthly Best Seller Trophy after a 19 month hiatus.
The #2 Mitsu Outlander PHEV sold 243 units, its best result since last May, while the #3 Tesla Model S also hit a record, never before had the american car sold so much in a single month here, but 211 units are also a respectable performance in the highly competitive full-size-luxury-sport-sedan German General Ranking, to put this result in context, the Merc CLS sold 532 units last month, the #2 Audi A7 sold 426, while the BMW 6-series sold only 12 more units (223) than the Tesla. As for the Panamera, is was behind the Model S, with 153 units...
|2||Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV||243|
|3||Tesla Model S||211|
|5||Audi A3 e-Tron||160|
As for the YTD ranking, there was a last minute leadership change, with the BMW i3 dethroning the Golf GTE by just two units, while the Mitsu Outlander PHEV is Third, only 11 units behinfd the leader, all three have 11% share, making this the most fragmented market in the world.
The Nissan Leaf shot through the competition to #4 (Up 10 positions!), while the VW e-Golf dropped to #6 (It was #3 in January), the Tesla Model S climbed two positions to #7, while both the Kia Soul EV and the Smart Fortwo ED were down two positions, to #9 and #8 respectively.
|1||BMW i3 *||177||497||11||1|
|2||Volkswagen Golf GTE||143||495||11||13|
|3||Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV||243||486||11||5|
|5||Audi A3 e-Tron||160||351||8||10|
|7||Tesla Model S||211||294||7||6|
|8||Smart Fortwo ED||92||251||6||2|
|9||Kia Soul EV||86||240||5||28|
Mercedes B-Class ED
Porsche Cayenne Plug-In
Mercedes S500 Plug-In
Nissan e-NV200 / Evalia
Volvo V60 Plug-In
Renault Twizy e)
Toyota Prius Plug-In
Porsche Panamera Plug-In
Volkswagen Passat GTE
Renaul Fluence ZE
Ford Focus Electric
Why is the Leaf doing so well, compared to the German brands Volkswagen and BMW?ReplyDelete
Unlike the ICE local market, the German EV market is full of surprises, my huntch is that many of these surprises are the result of fleet deals, something that has a major importance here.ReplyDelete
and why benz B-klass is doing so bad?ReplyDelete
The Mercedes lacks a fast charge port. So after 150km you have to charge it for hours. That makes the car useless outside the city. In my opinion that's a major design flaw for such an expensive car.Delete
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VW is only pretending to be into EVs: "Yes we have the best EV (...there is no other...), but rather buy an ICE". EV-Lovers in Germany see trough this and rather buy from companys, that are truly committed (TESLA, Mitsu, Nissan, Renault).ReplyDelete
German media still says: "EVs? Maybe in a few years..."