|The e-NV200 dash loses some style in favor of practicality|
e-NV200 Superstar Edition
The local EV market sold 85 units last month, almost double of what it did the same month of 2014, with the YTD numbers at 156 units (and aprox. 0,53% EV Share), it's a promising start, considering that this is one of those markets with slow beginnings and strong endings.
Looking at the models ranking, February saw a new car reach the Monthly Best Seller title, with the Nissan e-NV200 reaching #1 for the first time, a first for a LCV-derived vehicle, which makes you wonder if companies and fleet managers are finally looking at electric vehicles with a more serious look.
This brilliant result took the japanese van straight to #2 in the YTD chart, only behind the Tesla Model S, with the BMW i3 ending the month at #3 YTD, while the Renault Zoe made a disappointing result, only registering 5 units and falling to #4.
But the tumble of the year has got to go to the Nissan Leaf, after a Best Seller title in 2014, this year things are much more complicated for the electric hatch, it is only #7, with 7 registrations YTD, when at the same time last year it had 80...
A mention for the PHEV Best Seller, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV registered 6 units, a new monthly record for plug-in hybrids, with their share now at a spectacular 5% of the EV market, five times more than they had a year ago...
Speaking of minorities, this February it was registered one Hyundai ix35 FCEV, representing 0,00003% of the total market.
|1||Tesla Model S||17||39||25||2|
|2||Nissan e-NV200 / Evalia||25||28||18||6|
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
|9||Renault Kangoo ZE||1||2||1||14|
|Citröen Berlingo EV|
Mercedes B-Class ED
* - 7 bev + 11 rex