"I am i8" Edition
After Year Zero in 2014, the South African EV Market is proving to have an encouraging start despite having only three models available, the Nissan Leaf and the BMW i offerings.
160 units were sold this year, already surpassing last year result (140 units), with the EV Share doubling from 0,02% to 0,04%.
The models ranking has a surprising #1, as the BMW i8 is leader since June, surpassing its smaller brother, the i3, this is the first time that a EV Market covered by EVS has the i8 as YTD #1.
The other plug-in offering, the Nissan Leaf, is less successfull in SA, selling only 27 units this year. Lack of Premium appeal?
Source: Best Selling Cars Blog
Well José, I wonder if it wouldn't be worth to send these results to Elon Musk asking him if it's not time to Tesla give a little attention to his born country? :)ReplyDelete
Actually, i know that Tesla has South Africa as the first African market to explore (No surprises here), i heard 2018 as the year of the introduction there, but they still don't have a closed timetable for that.Delete
Considering the success of the BMW i8 in SA, i would say they are indeed wasting time by waiting so much to explore this market.
Hence companies like FreedomWon.co.za ...Delete