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Nissan Leaf #1 in hot market
The Spanish plug-in market hit 1.569 units in May, up 83% YoY, with both powertrain technologies scoring 50%-plus growth rates, so plugin hybrids in Spain aren't hit yet by the PHEV doom and gloom of other markets, especially when this performance was made on the background of a declining (-5%) overall market.
Looking at market share, May reached 1.2%, keeping the 2019 PEV share at 1.3%.
As for last month best sellers, the #1 Nissan Leaf scored 208 registrations in May, a good result considering the 62 kWh version is landing soon.
Good news also for Nissan from the van-with-windows Evalia EV, that jumped 4 positions to #15, thanks to 99 registrations, a new record for the Barcelona-made model.
If the Leaf is keeping the Model 3 at bay (at least until June…), the race for the last place of the podium and the Best Selling PHEV title is as hot as a summer afternoon in Seville, with only 11 units separating the #3 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV from the #4 Mini Countryman PHEV.
The most important position change happened in the 6th position, with the Renault Zoe surpassing the BMW i3, thanks to 115 registrations (new year best), an impressive result, considering the competition is about to get much tougher (Peugeot 208 EV, Opel Corsa EV...), and the Zoe itself is only a few months away from deep changes.
Other models shining were the Smart Fortwo EV, jumping 3 positions to #9, while the Koreans continue their never ending rise and rise, this time with the Hyundai Ioniq PHEV climbing to #12, thanks to 65 registrations, a new personal best, and the Kia Niro PHEV was up #14.
Three recently landed long range BEVs close the Top 20, with the battery-constrained Kia Niro EV in #18, followed by the Jaguar i-Pace, in #19, and the Audi e-Tron in #20.
On the manufacturers ranking, the race is pretty hot, with Nissan (14%, up 2%) climbing to Number One, followed by Tesla (12%), all while BMW (11%) surpassed Hyundai (10%) in the race for the last place in the podium.