New Kids On The Block
Despite the seasonal sales dip on the Fall, Canada's EV market continues to far outpace previous years, 972 units were registered in October, up 52% YoY, pulling the EV Share to a record 0.52% (And over 0.73% in September), with the EV Market set to end the year at some
Looking at individual performances, the local favorite Chevrolet Volt was once again the best seller of the month, with 372 units, something that has been doing since this year started. Will it be able to improve the two year streak (2011-2013) of the First Generation Volt?
November spoiler alert: The Volt reached 316 units last month, so it seems that the winning streak will increase to 11 consecutive wins.
The other significant model with available November numbers is the Nissan Leaf, with 83 units, down 44% YoY.
Looking at the rest of the models, the main news were the warm welcome of the Tesla Model X, with 137 units delivered in October and allowing it to be the runner-up that month, while another SUV improved its personal best in the same period, with the Porsche Cayenne registering 47 units, allowing it to surpass the BMW X5 PHEV and reach #9.
Two important models (In each class) have appeared in October, with GM registering its first three Bolt units, while BMW registered its first 740e
The Chevrolet will be a strong contender for a podium position in the 2017 EV ranking, running neck-to-neck with its Volt relative and the Tesla siblings.
As for the 740e, it will be a hard competitor to beat in the 2017 Luxury full-size sedan class. Sure, Porsche will have a strong new 2nd Gen Panamera running, with superior looks and specs, yes, Mercedes will also have an upgraded S550e, but the truth is that, of all the three brands, BMW is the only actually pushing sales of their plug-ins.
After letting escape the 2015 manufacturers title to Tesla, Chevrolet (33% share) will be the 2016 trophy bearer, followed by Tesla (23%) and Nissan (14%).
|2||Tesla Model S||76||1.270||14|
|4||Tesla Model X||137||764||9|
|Kia Soul EV |
Volvo XC90 T8
Audi A3 e-Tron
P. Cayenne Plug-In
|BMW X5 40e|
Ford C-Max Ener. e)
|13||Ford Focus Electric||10||108||1|
Ford Fusion Ener. e)
Chevrolet Spark EV
P. Panamera Plug-In
Smart Fortwo ED
Source: Green Car Reports