VW e-Golf wins in slow month
Last month, plugin registrations were down (-15% YoY), but because the
mainstream overall market was down even further (-19% YoY), last month plugin share was 60%, keeping the 2019 PEV share at 56%.
Regarding the November Top Sellers, this time the VW e-Golf was the winner, with 803 deliveries, with the German hatchback being seemingly immmune to the shadow of the ID.3.
The Audi e-Tron was down to 3rd, doing a 1-3 podium for the Volkswagen Group.
Finally, the Hyundai Ioniq Electric ended the month in #6, with 342 units, proving once again the formula: bigger battery = bigger sales.
Looking at the 2019 ranking, there weren't big changes in the top positions, and all seems pretty much decided until the 8th position, where the #8 Jaguar i-Pace and #9 Hyundai Ioniq Electric are separated by 41 units, in December the British SUV will need to step up the pace if it wants to keep the Hyundai model behind it.
The only changes in the Top 20 were the Volvo XC60 PHEV climbing to #10, while the Opel Ampera-e was up to #16.
Outside the Top 20, a mention to the plugin hybrid renaissance, with several models shining, like the revised VW Passat GTE, with 137 registrations, the new BMW 330e (185 units, second record month in a row!), the new X5 PHEV (223 units), and even the Porsche Cayenne PHEV is surfing the wave, having scored 92 registrations.
Looking at the manufacturers ranking, Tesla is uncontested leader (25%, down 1%), being followed by Volkswagen (14%), while BMW (10%) will have to defend its Bronze Medal from Hyundai and Nissan (both with 9%) in December.
One interesting exercise suggested by some readers was to breakdown the overall market by type of fuel, so this is what it looks like:
ICE - 40,023 (31% of all passenger car registrations)
HEV/MHEV - 15,953
BEV/PHEV/FCEV - 75,151
ICE - 58,741 (40%)
HEV/MHEV - 14,758
BEV/PHEV/FCEV - 74,430
ICE - 76,230 (48%)
HEV/MHEV - 19,460
BEV/PHEV/FCEV - 62,960
Adding a small comment to these numbers, pure ICE is losing share at a 8-9% rate each year, so it is possible that by 2023, pure ICE registrations have gone extinct.