|Charging the Numbers|
With some 18.000 units, the European EV market shattered a record it had made in December '13 (14.197 units), that at the time it seemed historic and looked it was going to last for a long, long time...As turns out, it lasted 15 months.
The YTD sales now mount to some 36.000 units, which makes my yearly sales prediction made early this year (120- something thousand), look somewhat conservative, with the current data, i will say that the numbers will end somewhere in the 150K ballpark.
Looking at the models ranking, the Outlander PHEV continues sovereign (4.306 units, best performance since December '13), while the Nissan Leaf is back with a vengeance (3.300 sales), beating not only its own record, but also performing a new monthly record for a pure electric car.
Tesla is next in #3 (2.584 sales, a new personal best), ahead of the Renault Zoe and e-Golf (1.104 units, also personal best.
|3||Tesla Model S|
In other news, the BMW i3 rose to #6 and in the second half of the ranking, the Audi A3 e-Tron climbed yet again, this time only one position, to #8, while the LCV segment saw an historic change: The Nissan e-NV200 / Evalia twins jumped six(!) positions, to #11, thanks to a record month (508 units), surpassing for the first time the eternal Lord of the
Looking at the brands ranking, there were some significant changes: Volkswagen (17% Share) lost the leadership in favor of Mitsubishi (21%), while Nissan surpassed Renault and is now Third, only a point behind (16%) VW. Can this mean that VW's blitz early in the year is now fading?
|1||Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV||4.306||7.355||20||1|
|3||Tesla Model S||2.584||3.748||11||4|
|7||Volkswagen Golf GTE||442||2.003||6||22|
|8||Audi A3 e-Tron||811||1.625||5||19|
|9||Volvo V60 Plug-In||411||1.263||4||7|
|11||Nissan e-NV200 / Evalia||508||765||2||12|
|12||Renault Kangoo ZE||327||675||2||8|
|13||Smart Fortwo ED||147||618||2||10|
|Porsche Cayenne Plug-In|
BMW i8Renault Twizy
Kia Soul EV
Mercedes B-Class ED
Bolloré Blue Car
Toyota Prius Plug-In
Mercedes S500 Plug-In
Porsche Panamera Plug-In
The estimated Zoé is false in reality, there have been 1,343 Zoe imatriculées in March.ReplyDelete
According to Automobile-propre.com, dated 20/04/15, Q1 2015 for Renault ZE is as follows:ReplyDelete
# ZOE: 3052 sales
# Kangoo ZE: 759 sales
# Twizy: 482 sales
HI Jose, you could look Renault Z.E. sales in sales list of Renault france:ReplyDelete
1315 Zoe (and 28 Zoe LCV)
One third of this sales come just from UK. Seams that the bet of Nissan for UK will pay off.ReplyDelete
I suspect Nissan is lowering the prices worldwide, seams the only possible reason for bust the sales numbers. In the next month we will get to know if this is a trend or a hiccup.
Thanks, i will update the numbers nowReplyDelete
Kandi JV has sold sales 1670 in Q1 and 4446 in Q2 so that is 6116 for H1ReplyDelete
You can verify this in the quarterly reports on the kandi website IR