Friday, April 12, 2019

Switzerland March 2019

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Tesla Model 3 tsunami (Swiss Edition)

The Swiss PEV market smashed the previous sales record (1.341 units) last month, by registering 2.162 units, with the PEV share jumping to 7.5% (6.4% from BEVs, 1.1% PHEVs), pulling the 2019 PEV share to 5.3%, almost doubling last year result.

The Tesla Model 3 deliveries tsunami was the main reason for this brilliant performance, with the sedan having 1.094 registrations, not only an absolute record for a plugin, but also the first time that an electric vehicle is #1, all fuels included.

In the 2019 ranking the Model 3 is #4, well ahead of its direct ICE competition, the Mercedes C-Class is only #9 in the mainstream market, with 1.127 units, but with the #2 VW Golf (1.681 units)not that far away, the Californian can easily reach the runner-up spot, and even aspire to remove the Skoda Octavia (2.361 units) from the leadership.

But if the Model 3 is pulling plugins to new heights, the Tesla Model S and X are losing steam, while both ended 2018 in the Top 5, now the highest placed (Model S) is only #8.

Their ICE competitors are also further ahead, while last year the Model S was running at the same pace of its category best sellers, this time the class Best Seller (Mercedes E-Class - 551 units) is selling much more than the Tesla flagship, while things for the Model X are even worse, as last year it managed to feature regularly in the category Top 5, now it is only #12 in the full size SUV class...And only 4 units ahead of the just landed Audi e-Tron.

Looking elsewhere, the Audi e-Tron landed with the right foot, by delivering 93 units in its debut month, jumping immediately to #11, only 4 units behind the Tesla Model X, while two other recent long range BEVs are also shining, with the Hyundai Kona EV in #4 and the Jaguar i-Pace in #9.

On the PHEV side, the leader is the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, in #5, being followed by the Volvo XC60 PHEV, #7 and 48 units behind the Japanese SUV.

Another Swede on the news is the new generation Volvo V60 PHEV, that joined the Top 20, in #16, delivering 31 units last month, the nameplate best performance ever on this market. 

In the manufacturers ranking, Switzerland is now Tesla (42%) turf, with Renault (10%) in a distant 2nd place, followed by BMW (9%), while Volvo (8%) is set to return to the medal positions soon.


  1. There's great chances Tesla bulk of sales for the year are almost done, while at the manufacturers rankings we witness one of the most unusual.

    From the posted data, Q12019 standings are:

    1st Tesla with 1597 registrations
    2nd Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance with 708 registrations
    3rd BMW Group with 398 registrations
    tie 4th: Kia-Hyundai with 243 registrations
    and Volvo Car with 243 registrations
    5th JaguarLand Rover with 180 registrations

    1. I guess Hyundai-Kia are the ones with greatest growth perspectives.

  2. Thanks for making this blog, can you make post about Georgia? it's like a second Ukraine in EV world.

    volt 31
    i3 2
    leaf 56
    prius P 4

    volt 29
    i-miev 1
    leaf 71
    model s 2
    prius p 1
    outlander 1
    I3 2

    volt 53
    model s 3
    prius p 13
    i3 7
    e500 1
    focus 1
    Ionic EV 2
    i-miev 3
    leaf 70

    all of that are imported second hand cars i believe,
    i can give you source of data if you want.

    1. Interesting stuff, i already had Georgia on my radar, just hadn't enough data to make a post out of it.

      please send me an email:

  3. I was yesterday in the Tesla Showroom in Lisbon and I also saw some Model 3 on the road.
    Haven't heard from Portugal in a while. Any news from your home turf, Jose?