Thursday, September 24, 2020

New Zealand August 2020


Resultado de imagem para Tesla Model 3 New Zealand

Tesla Model 3 and Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV run for the leadership

New Zealand's plugin market has recovered from the pandemic disruption, translated in a plugin share of 2.7% (1.8% BEV) in August, pulling the yearly plugin share to 2.6% share (1.6% BEV), reaching the 2019 levels.

Will it be able to reach 3% by year end? As the most dynamic EV market in the Southern Hemisphere, i wouldn't rule out that possibility. 

Looking at the models ranking, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV and the Tesla Model 3 are running for #1, with only 5 units difference, and because the Californian is expected to have a fresh supply units in September, expect the sports sedan to jump into #1 next month. 

Elsewhere, the Hyundai Kona EV remains comfortably in the last place in the podium, followed by the #4 Nissan Leaf, that had 28 registrations last month, its best score in the last 12 months.

Also interesting is the VW e-Golf surpassing the Jaguar i-Pace in #6, but expect Jag's Sports-SUV, to return soon to #6, as the German EV is on its last months on the market.

The Tesla Model X and Audi e-Tron have surpassed the Porsche Cayenne PHEV and are running for the Luxury title, while just outside the table, in #11, we have the rising Mini Cooper EV, that scored 14 deliveries last month and is now only 2 units behind the big Audi, so expect the hot hatch to join the table soon, thus making 3 British models in this Top 10.

In the Manufacturers ranking, Tesla is on top, with 25% share, followed by Mitsubishi (21%), while Hyundai (15%) closes the podium.

Behind the medal positions, Nissan is 4th, with 8% share, followed by Mini, with 6%.


  1. Hi Jose,

    Perhaps consider mentioning used imports into NZ, since there are so many? (272 in Aug and 2039 year-to-date).

    I don't know where to get the brand information for the used-imports though.


    1. Thanks! Regarding the imported models, a couple of years ago, i read that the most imported second hand EV was the Nissan Leaf, coming from Japan.