Thursday, August 25, 2016

Belgium July 2016

Off to Knokke?

Off to Knokke-Heist 

July is usually a slow selling month in Belgium, as the locals migrate massively to Oostende, Knokke -Heist and other summer resorts, but despite this, sales were up 130% to 545 EV's registered, with the EV Share steady at 1.5%.

As usual, AWD vehicles continue to top the ranking, with all podium places in July belonging to such vehicles: The Volvo XC90 T8 (91 units) was once again the Monthly Best-Seller, followed by the BMW X5 PHEV (101) and the BMW 225xe Act. Tourer (39). Interestingly, the fourth place went also to BMW, as the 330e (38 units) accentuates the strong lineup that BMW has made.

Speaking of BMW, it's i3 rose one position to #7, as the first 33kWh units were delivered. Will we see three BMW's in the Top 6 soon? I wouldn't bet against it.

Underlining the never-ending appetite of this market for SUV's, the two models with highest rises in the ranking are two recent additions to that class: The Audi Q7 e-Tron jumps to #27, while the Mercedes GLC350e does even better, climbing to #23.

In the manufacturers ranking, leader BMW (28%, up 1%) continues to increase share, while Volvo (21%, down 1%) is losing steam. In Third we have Porsche, with 11%, followed closely by Mercedes, with 10%. Fun fact, Mercedes sold 52 PHEV SUV's and only 31 plug-in cars in July...


PlBelgiumJulyYTD%'15Pl
1Volvo XC90 T8 911.1062113
2BMW X5 40e 1017511415
3
4
Porsche Cayenne Plug-In
Tesla Model S
21
20
534
401
10
7
2
1
5Nissan Leaf2435178
6BMW 225xe Active Tourer392685N/A
7BMW i3 *2621543
8Mercedes C350e17208416
9
BMW 330e
381994N/A
10Mercedes GLE500e30179327
11Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV1514336
12
13
14
15
Renault Zoe
Volkswagen Passat GTE
Audi A3 e-Tron
BMW i8
6
26
7
5
136
111
96
73
3
2
2
1
18
33
7
9
16
17
17
19
Volkswagen Golf GTE
Mercedes B250e
Mercedes S500e
Porsche Panamera Plug-In
4
8
6
3
69
64
62
52
1
1
1
1
5
11
14
10
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
32
34
34

Volvo V60 Plug-In
Nissan e-NV200 / Evalia
Renault Twizy e)
Mercedes GLC350e
Volkswagen e-Golf
Renault Kangoo ZE
Toyota Prius Plug-In
Audi Q7 e-Tron
Kia Soul EV
Citroen C-Zero
Volkswagen e-Up!
Peugeot iOn
Smart Fortwo ED
Citroen Berlingo EV
Peugeot Partner EV
Citröen e-Mehari
Others
5
3
6
22
2


15
1


2



3

50
49
46
39
31
30
29
20
19
13
12
9
5
5
4
4
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
21
15
N/A
17
N/A
25
N/A
23
24
21
20
19
N/A
N/A
N/A


TOTAL5455.387100

Source: FEBIAC


* - 12 Bev + 14 Rex

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Austria July 2016 (Updated)


Hot Market Edition


Over 300 new EV's were registered in Austria last month, up 56% YoY, with 2.902 units sold this year, placing the EV Share at 1.41%.

Looking at the models ranking, the Renault Zoe was the Best Seller in July, consolidating its leadership, with 560 units, leaving the last year winner, the Tesla Model S, with the runner-up spot.

Looking at the rest of the competition, the top positions remain the same, while at the bottom, the Tesla Model X registers its first units, surely the first of many.

In the manufacturers ranking, Renault is the leader (22% Share), with the Second Placed Volkswagen (20%, up 1%) becoming increasingly menacing, while Tesla is firm in #3, with 14% share. 

PlAustriaJulyYTD%'15Pl
1Renault Zoe54560193
2
3
4
Tesla Model S
Volkswagen e-Golf
BMW i3 
39
33
25
401
307
252
14
11
9
1
6
2
5Nissan Leaf1824485
6Kia Soul EV2817864
7
8
9
10
11
12
Mercedes B250e
Volkswagen Golf GTE e)
Audi A3 e-Tron e)
Volkswagen Passat GTE e)
Volkswagen e-Up!
BMW 225xe Act. Tourer e)
13
20
15
20

5
159
132
120
74
55
53
5
5
4
3
2
2
8
16
9
N/A
12
N/A
13
14
Renault Kangoo ZE e)
Renault Twizy e)
5
5
45
44
2
2
N/A
7
15
16
16
18
19
20
20
22
Mercedes C350e   e)
Nissan e-NV200 / Evalia
Porsche Cayenne Plug-In e)
Peugeot iOn
Mitsu. Outlander PHEV
BMW i8
Volvo XC90 T8 e)
Volvo V60 Plug-In 
10
3
5
4


10

40
35
35
28
26
25
25
18
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
N/A
15
17
15
9
20
N/A
9
23
24
Citröen C-Zero
Audi Q7 e-Tron e)
4
5
17
9
1
0
19
N/A
25
26
Smart Fortwo ED
Porsche Panamera Plug-In
1

8
6
0
0
14
18
27
Volkswagen XL1
2022
27
27
Mitsubishi I-Miev
Tesla Model X

2
2
2
0
0
22
N/A

TOTAL3242.902100

Source: http://myampera.wordpress.com

Monday, August 22, 2016

Colombia June 2016

Twizzies galore in Colombia

Debut Edition

We have a new market on EV Sales, Colombia, with 269 units sold in 2015 and 73 in the first half of this year, the market is regressing, but the numbers are still significant, with the EV share now at 0.05%.

After the first pioneering years having been divided between Mitsubishi (2011 & '12) and BYD (2013 & '14) efforts, the First Year of the Electric Car in Colombia (2015) was much due to the arrival of Renault and in particular of its Twizy city vehicle, which struck a chord in the market and registered 215 units that year, being responsible for 80% of all plug-in sales.

This year the numbers are less impressive, but the tiny Renault still holds 75% of the market, leaving some scrums to its Kangoo ZE relative (#2, with 9 units) and the other plug-in models.

Looking to the upcoming months, the Renault Zoe is expected to arrive soon, with the French brand expecting to succeed at least as much as the Twizy, while BYD has also hinted to bring some novelties here. BYD Qin EV300? It would be a welcome addition, no doubt about it.


PlColombiaJuneYTD '16%'15Pl
1Renault Twizy1655751
2
3
3
Renault Kangoo ZE
BMW
i3
Nissan Leaf
1

1
9
4
4
12
5
5
3
2
N/A
5BYD e6
11N/A
TOTAL1873100

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Slovenia July 2016

"Move over, Zoe, it's my turn!" - Seems to say the orange painted bully

BMW Takes the Lead Edition

A total of 89 units were registered until now, which is a 35% improvement YoY, with the EV Share rising to 0.22%, a 0.04% improvement over the 0.18% of last year, a number that places Slovenia in the same ball park as Denmark (0.24%).

BMW took the lead from Renault this year, with this year Best Seller, the i3, registering 17 units, and its PHEV relatives helping out to consolidate the German brand lead to 37% share.

Renault lost share and now has only 24% of the market, with the Zoe relegated to Second Place, with 12 units.

Looking elsewhere, the Nissan Leaf is Third, with 10 units, while the Tesla Model S is #6 with 7 deliveries, an improvement over last year, but still behind the 2014 performance, when it was Slovenia's Best Selling EV, with 11 deliveries until July. Nevertheless, looking at the broader picture, 7 units are the same sales level as the Mercedes CLS, so despite the small numbers, Tesla is making a dent in regular ICE sales.

Two interesting facts in the lowest places of the ranking:

- The Citröen C-Zero has 3 registrations this year, its best result in four(!) years, which might indicate increased interest from the local importer;

- Most importantly, the Volkswagen Group has finally realised that Slovenia has potential for EV's and registered a couple of units for demonstration purposes, let's see how this comes along, it would be important to have the Best Selling EV manufacturer in Europe to join the bandwagon. 

PlSloveniaJulyYTD%'14Pl
1
2
BMW i3
Renault Zoe
2
1
17
12
19
13
2
1
3
4
4
Nissan Leaf
BMW 330e
Renault Kangoo ZE
3
1
1
10
9
9
11
10
10
3
N/A
7
6
7
7
Tesla Model S
Smart Fortwo ED
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
1

1
7
5
5
8
6
6
4
N/A
N/A
9
10
10
12
13
13
13
BMW i8
Citröen C-Zero
BMW X5 40e
Kia Soul EV
Audi Q7 e-Tron
Volkswagen e-Golf
Volkswagen e-Up!
1
1
1

1
1

4
3
3
2
1
1
1
4
3
3
2
1
1
1
6
7
N/A
7
N/A
N/A
N/A
TOTAL1589100


Source: http://www.ads-slo.org/statistika/

Friday, August 19, 2016

New Zealand July 2016

Best. Name Plate. Ever.


Outlander PHEV is New Zealand's Favorite Plug-in

With 37 plug-ins sold last month, sales were up a spectacular 147%, with the EV Share up to 0.3%.

Looking at the models ranking, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is once again the leading force, with July being the 14th consecutive month where the Japanese SUV leads both the monthly and YTD rankings.

Below Mitsubishi's SUV, the BMW i3 is proving to be quite popular, with no real competitors to its Silver medalist status, while the Third Placed Volvo XC90 PHEV is still too close from the rest of the pack to garantee the Bronze medal soon, especially considering the perfect landing of the Mercedes C350e, with 6 units, the best debut month for a plug-in since the Outlander PHEV arrived to these shores.

A telling tale of the growing importance of this market, is that besides Mercedes, Volkswagen has also landed in July, not with the expected Golf GTE, but with the all-electric e-Golf, a surprising move, considering PHEV's own 72% of the market.

Is VW's sporty hatch reserved for later? By the way, the Mercedes SUV's would also be successfull here, so...

PlNew ZealandJulyYTD '16%'15Pl
1Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV11102481
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
BMW i3
Volvo XC90 T8
Tesla Model S
BMW 225xe Active Tourer
Audi A3 e-Tron
Mercedes C350e
BMW X5 40e
Porsche Cayenne Plug-In
10
4
2
1
1
6
2

42
14
13
11
10
6
5
4
20
7
6
5
5
3
2
2
2
N/A
5
N/A
4
N/A
N/A
6
10
10
12
12
Renault Kangoo ZE
Renault Zoe
Volkswagen e-Golf
BMW 330e


1

2
2
1
1
1
1
0
0
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
TOTAL37213100

Source: mia.org.nz



Plug-Ins Versus Regular Hybrids


PlModel    2016 YTD
1Toyota Camry Hybrid262
2Toyota Prius C166
3Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV102
4Toyota Corolla Hybrid89
5Lexus NX300h62


  
If we combine regular hybrid sales with plug-ins, only the Outlander PHEV shows decent numbers against Toyota's products, but even so, it is far from the leader Camry Hybrid
.

Looking at the half-full cup, plug-ins have a lot of room to grow... 

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Finland July 2016

BMW's Cool Kids:The  330e and 225xe Active Tourer

Cool Kids Edition

In July a total of 106 EV's were sold in Finland, up 74% YoY, with the EV Share still north of 1%.

Looking at the models ranking, while the Volvo XC90 T8 is untouchable in the leadership, with 187 units, the Second Place changed positions, with the VW Passat GTE (17 units in July, Best Seller of the Month) displacing the BMW X5 PHEV to Third, while in the Fourth position, we also had a change, with the Tesla Model S recovering the BEV leadership from the Nissan Leaf, which had a blank month, its first this year.

In the remaining positions, the BMW 330e climbed two positions to #6, while at the same time surpassed its Merc C350e nemesis.

But it wasn't the only BMW to climb in the ranking, the 225xe Act. Tourer jumped three positions to #10, making it four Bimmers in the Top 10.

With all these cool new PHEV models (Passat GTE, 330e, 225xe AT...) climbing in the ranking, the BEV/PHEV balance is becoming increasingly less...Balanced. While last year plug-in hybrids had 63% of the market, now they own 84%.

Looking at the manufacturers ranking, Volvo is First, with 25% share (Down 1%), followed by the increasingly menacing BMW (20%, up 4%), with Volkswagen (14%, up 1%) in Third but Mercedes (12%) is still in the race for the Bronze medal.


PlFinland
July
 YTD '16
   %
Pl '15
1
2
3
Volvo XC90 T8
Volkswagen Passat GTE
BMW X5 40e
16
17
6
187
74
67
24
9
9
12
N/A
18
4Tesla Model S
10
59
7
1
5
6
7
Nissan Leaf
BMW 330e
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

16
3
54
51
47
7
6
6
5
N/A
2
8Mercedes C350e 2435
7
9
10
Mercedes GLE500e 
BMW 225xe Active Tourer
4
12
33
32
4
4
N/A
N/A
11
11
Volkswagen Golf GTE
Porsche Cayenne Plug-In
2
3
31
31
4
4
4
3
13
14
14
16
17
18
19
20
20
20
23
23
Audi A3 e-Tron
Mercedes S500e
Volvo V60 Plug-In
Audi Q7 e-Tron
Mercedes GLC350e
BMW i8
Volkswagen e-Golf
Nissan e-NV200 / Evalia
BMW i3
Toyota Prius Plug-In
Volkswagen e-Up!
Tesla Model X
3

4
4
1
1
1



1
1
24
10
10
8
7
5
4
3
3
3
1
1
3
1
1
1
1
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
6
10
8
N/A
N/A
17
9
14
N/A
11
15
N/A

TOTAL106788 100



Source: trafi.fi

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Romania July 2016



SUV-Land

Last July was the month best ever for plug-ins in Romania, with 13 units, with YTD sales at 60, this market is growing 50% YoY. True, the starting base was small, but growth is always good, right?

With the EV Share now at 0.14%, the needle is starting to move in the Romanian market.

An interesting trend in this market is the plug-in hybrid SUV rule, being responsible for two thirds of sales, after two years of Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV dominion (2014 & '15), SUV's have diversified in the Luxury end, with the BMW X5 PHEV now leading the ranking.

The best cars are only #4, with both the Mercedes C350e and BMW i3 collecting 5 units.

Another existing trend is the Premium brands prevalence, with only Mitsubishi and Renault representing the lower priced segments. Nissan is strangely absent.

Pl
Romania
July
  2016
     %Pl '15
1BMW X5 40e21423
1
2Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
1017
3
3Mercedes GLE500e4915
6
4Mercedes C350e458
8
4BMW i3
58
4
4
7
7
9
10
10
Volvo XC90 T8
Renault Twizy
BMW i8
Renault Zoe
Tesla Model S
Porsche Cayenne Plug-In
1

1



5
4
4
2
1
1
8
7
7
3
2
2
2
8
6
5
N/A
8

TOTAL1360100

Source: http://www.drpciv.ro/