Last month, BEVs registrations were shockingly down (-17% YoY), while PHEVs had their first positive month this year, growing 20% YoY, with all-electrics losing share regarding the same month last year (36% now vs 39% then), but with the last minute help from PHEVs (23% share in October), last month plugin share was 59%, keeping the 2019 PEV share at 56%.
Regarding the October Top Sellers, this time the Audi e-Tron was the winner, with a record 873 deliveries, its first trophy so far, followed by its VW Group realative, the e-Golf, that scored another 740 registrations, seemingly immmune to the shadow of the ID.3.
The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV was 3rd, with its best result since March, while the Nissan Leaf is profiting from the 62 kWh version to stay among the best.
Finally, the Hyundai Ioniq Electric scored its best result ever, with 413 registrations, earning it a rare Top 5 presence.
Looking at the 2019 ranking, the main news was the Audi e-Tron climbing to 4th, with the remaining changes all happening in the second half of the table:
- The Volvo XC60 PHEV climbed to #11, thanks to a year best performance of 257 units;.
- In what can only be described as a positive month for Volvo, its S/V60 PHEV twins were also up, it this case to #13, scoring 355 registrations last month, a new record for the midzise car nameplate.
- Another plugin hybrid on the rise is the Mini Countryman PHEV, that was up one position, to #19..
Outside the Top 20, a mention to the plugin hybrid renaissance, with several models starting a new life, like the revised VW Passat GTE, with 260 registrations, the new BMW 330e (107 units, new record for the nameplate), the new X5 PHEV (87 units), and even the Porsche Cayenne PHEV is surfing the wave, having scored 55 registrations, its best result since the start of the new WLTP rules, over a year ago.
Looking at the manufacturers ranking, Tesla is uncontested leader (26%, down 2%), being followed by Volkswagen (14%, up 1%), while BMW (10%), is in the last place of the podium. ahead of Hyundai and Nissan (both with 9%).
Models breakdown by Fuel Source
October saw the return of plugin hybrids, with three models in the Top 10, with only two unplugged models present, both coming from the Toyota hybrid stable, with the RAV 4 hybrid in #6 and the Yaris in #9.
The top 5 spots were 100% PEV, with all-electric models continuing to be the majority of models (5 out of 10).