Zoe's Coming Of Age Edition
Still without Austria
Looking at the models ranking, we can see that the two Best Selling Plug-in Hybrids of 2015, Outlander PHEV and Golf GTE, saw their sales drop almost by half YoY, derived from the falling of the Dutch and Swedish markets, while the Renault Zoe (Fifth consecutive month in four digits, best sequence to date) managed to start the year in the leadership, a first for the finally-fulfilling-expectations French Hatch, now the question begs, will it stay there for long?
The Outlander PHEV dropped to #2, followed by the Nissan Leaf, in Third, and the VW e-Golf(!) in Fourth, it was the first time in 10 months that the 100% electric version of the Golf managed to outsell its Plug-in Hybrid twin.
Other points of interest in the ranking are the inclusion in the Top 10 of the Volvo XC90 and BMW X5 PHEV versions, both trailing the Porsche Cayenne Plug-In (#13) in the hot Luxury SUV niche, and also the fact that the jurassic Peugeot iOn outsold the VW e-Up! as best selling City Car, being the first time since 2012(!) that one of the I-Miev triplets is ahead of this particular segment.
Looking at the brands ranking, the trophy bearer, Volkswagen, is the leader, with 15% share, but Renault is only 12 units behind, while the Third placed BMW isn't that far off, with 13% share.
|2||Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV||1.126||1.126||10||1|
|6||Tesla Model S||691||691||6||4|
|7||Volvo XC90 T8||675||675||6||18|
|8||Volkswagen Golf GTE||594||594||5||3|
|Audi A3 e-Tron|
BMW X5 40e
|12||Volvo V60 Plug-In||308||308||3||9|
|13||Porsche Cayenne Plug-In||283||283||3||14|
Renault Kangoo ZEVolkswagen Passat GTE
Nissan e-NV200 / Evalia
Kia Soul EV