Tuesday, March 17, 2020

New Zealand February 2020

Resultado de imagem para Tesla Model 3 New Zealand

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV jumps to the leadership

New Zealand continues to be a hot market, especially since the landing of the Tesla Model 3, with the Kiwi market registering 467 new PEVs in the first two months of 2020, pulling the yearly plugin share to 2,8% share (1,6% BEV), already above the 2,6% share of 2019.

Looking at the models ranking, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV jumped ahead of the Tesla Model 3 and is the new leader, with the Japanese SUV scoring a record 75 registrations, an impressive result for a model that has been on the market for over 500 5 years. 

Another surprising result are the 27 deliveries of the VW e-Golf last month, so it seems Volkswagen has included New Zealand in their top tier markets.

Also interesting is the Nissan Leaf showing up in #6, while the Full Size SUV race is pretty balanced, with the #7 Porsche Cayenne PHEV just 4 units ahead of the Audi e-Tron and Tesla Model X, in what could be an entertaining race to follow throughout the year.

In the Manufacturers ranking, Mitsubishi is leading the way, with 26% share, followed by Tesla (21%), while Hyundai (19%) closes the podium.

Far behind, Volkswagen is #4, with 6% share.


  1. The e-Golf result is indeed surprising... Does New Zealand have some sort of fleet emissions or ZEV mandate?

    1. No. We get nothing except exemption of road tax.

  2. What exactly makes a "full-size SUV"? Because IMHO the e-tron is actually more comparable to the Model Y than the Model X: while its wheel base and total length are pretty much exactly in the middle between the Tesla models, I strongly suspect the extra length is more or less entirely from the overly long hood inherited from the combustion platform -- I'd be surprised if it has more interior space at all...

    1. Well, having driven the e-Tron for a few days in February, i can tell you it's quite spacious, so i wouldn't pitch it against the Model Y, but the Model X.

      Personally, on the inside i find the Big Audi much more luxurious than the Model X, so considering that the Model X is far more luxurious than the Model Y, it is completely unfair to compare the "Johnny Cab" Model Y with the Audi e-Tron, they are just in different automotive leagues.

      Anyway, size and space are not the only metric, it's the general standing that the respective brand provide to its lineup that i count the most.

    2. I'm sure the e-tron is more "luxurious", at least going by traditional definitions of automotive luxury... But that's orthogonal to size.

      Early reports suggest the Model Y is pretty spacious -- but I guess we will have to wait for direct comparisons to see how it actually stacks up against the e-tron...

    3. The Model Y is not yet available in New Zealand, so The Model X is more comparable with the Audi E-Tron and Jaguar I-Pace. Once we get the Model Y we can then put it in the sales mix.