Sunday, June 25, 2017

Italy May 2017

Image result for Mini Countryman PHEv
A Mini not-so-mini

Mini Countryman PHEV lands with a bang 

Last month the Italian EV market surged 53%, to 359 units, pulling the YTD tally to 1.671 units (+31% YoY) and the PEV share to 0.2%.

While growth is always good, especially in a stagnant market like this one, it is sad to see that this previously BEV-predominant market now has PHEVs winning the majority of sales (55%).

Looking at the models ranking, the top positions are not that different from last year, with the Nissan Leaf in #1 and the BMW 225xe Act. Tourer Second, but the Top 10 has seen the arrival of three Crossover/SUVs, with the trendy Mercedes GLC350e climibing to Third Place and the Tesla Model X to #7.

But the real news in May was the thundering arrival of the Mini Countryman PHEV, with a record 67 units in its debut month, allowing it to jump immediately to #8, considering the success of its relative BMW 225xe AT, with whom it shares the mechanical bits, i wouldn't be surprised to see it reach the podium soon or even become the 2017 Best Seller of the Year.

A mention to the Tesla Model S, delivering 24 units last month, a new all-time best result for an off-peak month, a recurring trend this month in Europe, which might antecipate a super month for the American brand in June. Or is it that Tesla is now delivering their cars in more uniform way? Let's wait for June to find out.

Looking at the manufacturers ranking, BMW is in the lead, with 37%(!) share, followed by Nissan (21%), and Mercedes (18%). 

With Mini already with 6% share, the BMW Group is likely to have over 50% share in this market soon.

Pl
ItalyMay     YTD%'16Pl
1Nissan Leaf 27237201
2
3
4
5
BMW 225xe Active Tourer 
Mercedes GLC350e 
BMW i3 
Renault Zoe
29
33
28
43
196
165
151
143
16
14
13
12
2
25
5
6
6
7
8
Tesla Model S
Tesla Model X 
Mini Countryman PHEV 
24
13
67
120
69
67
10
6
6
4
26
N/A
9
Citröen C-Zero 1585
8
10
11
12
Audi A3 e-Tron
Volvo V60 Plug-In 
BMW 330e
15
2
3
49
45
40
4
4
3
19
20
9
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
Volvo XC90 T8
Audi Q7 e-Tron
BMW X5 40e
BMW 740e
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
Volkswagen e-Up!
Citroen E-Mehari
Volkswagen Golf GTE
Kia Optima PHEV
Porsche Cayenne Plug-in
5
5
4
5
4
7

7
1
3
37
31
30
29
24
21
18
17
15
14
3
3
2
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
12
24
13
21
10
18
33
7
30
20
23Mercedes C350e613136
24
25
25
25
Mercedes B250e
Mercedes E350e
Nissan e-NV200 / Evalia 
Volkswagen Passat GTE 
5
4
3
3
11
10
10
10
1
1
1
1
11
N/A
17
14
28Mercedes GLE500e19127
29
30
31
31
33
33

BMW 530e
Peugeot iOn
Volkswagen e-Golf
BMW i8
Toyota Prius PHV
Hyundai Ioniq Electric
Others
3

3
1
3

1
8
5
4
4
3
3
5
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
N/A
17
35
19
N/A
N/A


TOTAL3591.671100


Source: greenstart.it; unrae.it

Friday, June 23, 2017

Belgium May 2017

Image result for bmw x5 phev in belgium
I'll get you, Merc GLC...

BMW shines in Record Month


Another record-setting month in May, with Belgians registering, with 1.407 passenger cars plug-ins being registered, up 96% YoY, pulling the EV Share to a record 2.4%.

Too bad then that PHEV's continue to be the Trend du Jour, with 81% of all PEV registrations last month belonging to that category, while on the YTD ranking, the top six models are PHEV. And to worsen things, four of them are luxury SUV's.

The must be some hidden Alps somewhere in Belgium to see so many SUV's among the best sellers...

Anyway, the BMW X5 PHEV (Best seller in May, with 187 units, a new record) is now Second in the YTD ranking, and is now looking to displace the Mercedes GLC350e from the leadership, while the Volvo XC90 PHEV (15 deliveries, worst result in 18 months) is dropping in the ranking faster than Donald Trump approval ratings, dropping in two months from #2 to #5, to the benefit of the BMW Armada, besides the aforementioned X5, the 330e climbed to #3, while the 225xe Act. Tourer registered 179 units last month, climbing to #4.

Other BMW's also excelled, like the recently arrived 530e, registering 116 units in May, after 124 in April, so it won't be surprising to see it knock on #5 by year end (Making 4 BMW's in the Top 5!), while the i3 has made a personal best last month, with 67 units, keeping its Ninth spot.

Despite being a minority, BEV models are also reaching record levels, with both Teslas reaching record deliveries in off-peak months (Model S: 64 deliveries, Model X: 60), while the VW e-Golf hit an all time high of 23 deliveries last May. It seems the 36kWh battery is doing wonders for the German electric hatchback...

In the manufacturers ranking, last year winner BMW is steady in the leadership, with 39%(!) share, while Mercedes (18%, up 1%) benefits from the popularity of its midsize GLC SUV to be Second, with the Third Placed now being Tesla (9%).

Interestingly, the best selling non-premium brand is only Sixth, and it's not Volkswagen (Wassup, VW Belgium?), but Nissan, with 5% share, which is behind #4 Volvo (8% share), and #5 Audi (6%).

PlBelgiumMayYTD%'16Pl
1Mercedes GLC350e1797771312
2BMW X5 40e187707122
3
4
5
BMW 330e
BMW 225xe Active Tourer
Volvo XC90 PHEV
76
179
15
451
430
416
8
7
7
5
6
1
6
7
Audi Q7 e-TronTesla Model S62
64
304
293
5
5
10
4
8Nissan Leaf3428757
9
BMW i3 *
6728458
10
11
Porsche Cayenne Plug-In
BMW 530e
68
116
283
261
5
4
3
N/A
12
Tesla Model X
60245416
13BMW 740e44188317
14Renault Zoe33131214
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
Mercedes GLE500e
Volkswagen Passat GTE
Mercedes C350e
Mercedes E350e
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
Toyota Prius PHEV
Audi A3 e-Tron
26
29
29
25
8
10
14
104
97
73
72
70
61
48
2
2
1
1
1
1
1
9
13
11
N/A
15
24
19
22
23
24
Volvo V60 Plug-InMercedes S500e
Volkswagen Golf GTE
5
9
16
45
37
35
1
1
1
18
25
22
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
33
35

Volkswagen e-Golf
BMW i8
Hyundai Ioniq Electric
Mercedes B250e
Nissan e-NV200 / Evalia
Kia Optima PHEV
Peugeot iOn
Kia Soul EV
Volkswagen e-Up!
Citroen C-Zero
Citroen e-Mehari
Others
23
6
9
5
2
1

1

3
1
1
32
30
26
23
17
14
12
11
7
7
6
3
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
21
20
35
23
21
39
20
30
32
33
34


TOTAL1.4075.891100

Source: FEBIAC

* - 33 Bev + 34 Rex


Regular Hybrids + Plug-ins Ranking


Pl
Model
May Sales  
1
Toyota C-HR Hybrid
223
2
BMW X5 PHEV
187
3
BMW 225xe Act.Tourer
179
3
Mercedes GLC350e
179
5
Toyota Yaris Hybrid
157

If we add regular hybrids to plug-ins, we see the Toyota C-HR rebel-hot-seller leading the ranking, followed by the three best selling PHEV's, relegating the Toyota Yaris Hybrid to a discrete Fifth spot, with 157 units.

As the plug-in market grows at astonishing rate, it won't be surprising to see soon all five positions in the hands of PEVs.



Thursday, June 22, 2017

Austria May 2017

Image result for BMW i3 Renault Zoe
Charging for another duel

Renault Zoe in front of hot market

Austrian plug-in sales were up 30% YoY to 482 new EV's in May, with YTD registrations now at over 2.500 units, up 25% YoY, placing the EV Share at new record heights (1,8%).

Looking at the models ranking, the BMW i3 is closing in on the leader Renault Zoe, while the VW e-Golf is benefitting from the new 36kWh battery deliveries, thanks to 64 units, its best result in 14 months, to climb in the ranking to #6. 

In the manufacturers ranking, BMW (25%) surpassed Renault (20% Share) in the race for leadership, with the Third Placed Tesla (17%) looking to reach the front duo. 

PlAustriaMayYTD%'16Pl
1Renault Zoe77498201
2
3
4
BMW i3
Tesla Model S
Nissan Leaf
98
54
31
453
291
186
18
11
7
2
3
5
5Tesla Model X27140610
6Volkswagen e-Golf6413154
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
13
Hyundai Ioniq Electric
Kia Soul EV
BMW X5 40e   e)
Mercedes B250e
Mercedes GLC350e  e) 
BMW 225xe Active Tourer e)
Volkswagen e-Up!
Volvo XC90 T8 e)
19
16
15
12
10
10
8
5
98
96
91
76
73
65
38
38
4
4
4
3
3
3
1
1
27
8
23
6
31
9
15
11 
15Mitsu. Outlander PHEV  e)5
36
1
14
16Audi Q7 e-Tron e)53217
17
Volkswagen Passat GTE e)5
29
1
15
18
Porsche Cayenne PHEV e)5
20
1
20
19
Nissan e-NV200 / Evalia3
18
1
19
20
20
22
22
24
24
26
26
28
28
30
31
32
Audi A3 e-Tron e)
Citröen C-Zero
Mercedes C350e
Mercedes GLE500e
Peugeot iOn
Volkswagen Golf GTE e)
BMW 330e   e)
BMW 740e   e)
BMW i8
Kia Optima PHEV
Volvo V60 PHEV
Mercedes E350e
Fiat 500e
5
2



5






1
17
17
13
13
12
12
9
9
7
7
5
3
1
1
1
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
22
25
12
28
24
13
N/A
29
21
N/A
33
N/A
N/A

TOTAL4822.534100



Source: http://myampera.wordpress.com

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Finland May 2017

Image result for Mercedes GLC350e


Mercedes GLC350e new darling in hot market


Finland has become one of my favorite markets to report, because news are always good, May confirmed that trend, with a total of 217 EV's were sold in Finland, up 61% regarding the same month last year, with YTD now up 78% YoY, to 1.015 units, with the EV Share up again to a record 1,9%.

Looking at the models ranking, the Mercedes GLC350e is a hot topic, rising from #15 on 2016 to an untouchable leadership (20% share, 11% above the runner-up), with 207 units.

The new runner-up is the VW Passat GTE, that thanks to 27 deliveries (Best performance in 2017), surpassed two SUV's, the #3 Audi Q7 e-Tron and #4 Volvo XC90 PHEV.

Underlining the rise of BEV's (+113% YoY) in this tipically PHEV market, we have record results (10 units) of the Renault Zoe, no doubt ZE 40 units, while the BMW i3 also delivered a record 12 units, 10 of them being BEV's...

It seems that thanks to the increased range, these two small BEVs have finally found their place in the market.

Looking at the manufacturers ranking, Mercedes (24%) is in the lead, followed by BMW (18%) in Second, with Tesla, Volkswagen and Audi running for Third, all with 10% share.


PlFinland
May
 YTD '17
   %
Pl '16
1
2
3
4
Mercedes GLC350e
Volkswagen Passat GTE
Audi Q7 e-Tron
Volvo XC90 T8
43
27
12
6
207
90
84
73
20
9
8
7
15
2
9
1
5BMW 330e
3
58
6
3
6
7
Tesla Model S
BMW 225xe Active Tourer
11
6
56
48
6
5
5
7
8Nissan Leaf2475
7
9
10
11
12
13
14
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
Tesla Model X
BMW X5 40e
BMW 530e
Mercedes E350e
Hyundai Ioniq Electric
17
7
7
4
19
5
43
39
34
28
26
24
4
4
3
3
3
2
6
14
4
N/A
N/A
N/A
15Renault Zoe
10
21
2
10
16
17
17
19
20
21
22
23
23
25
26
27
27
27
30
BMW i3
Porsche Cayenne Plug-In
Audi A3 e-Tron
Kia Optima PHEV
Volkswagen Golf GTE
BMW 740e
Mercedes GLE500e
BMW i8
Mercedes S500e
Volkswagen e-Golf
Nissan e-NV200 / Evalia
Mercedes B250e
Volkswagen e-Up!
Mini Countryman PHEV
Volvo V60 Plug-In
12
6
5
3
4
1

1
2
1
1


2

21
20
20
16
15
12
11
4
4
4
3
2
2
2
1
2
2
2
2
1
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0


TOTAL2171. 015 100


Source: trafi.fi

New Zealand May 2017

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Record Month 

A record 81 plug-ins were sold last month, up a spectacular 200% YoY, with the EV Share at 0.5%.

Looking at the models ranking, things are back to normal, the 2016 Best Seller Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV returned to the leadership, with 82 units (Up 19% YoY), possibly due to increased stock availability (As in: Netherlands and the UK stopped absorbing Outlanders in large amounts)

Three all electric models follow the Japanese SUV, with the Tesla Model S ahead of the trio, with 46 units, below the Californian Sports Sedan, we have the talented Hyundai Ioniq Electric in Third Place, with 44 units, this being one of the highest standings in the world for the Korean model. Kudos to the local importer for getting units that others don't want can't get their hands to.

The Tesla Model X had a record 14 deliveries in May, rising to #4 and making three BEVs in the Top 4. 

In the Manufacturers ranking, the six times Best Selling Manufacturer Mitsubishi is back at the throne, with 29% share, but with Tesla not that far (26% share), it will be an entretaining race to follow. 

The race for Third Place is also close, with Hyundai (16%) running from BMW (14%).

PlNew ZealandMayYTD '17%'16Pl
1Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV2182291
2
3
4
5
6
7
7
7
10
11
11
13
Tesla Model S
Hyundai Ioniq Electric
Tesla Model X
BMW i3
Audi A3 e-Tron
BMW i8
Mercedes GLE500e
Mercedes C350e
BMW 225xe Active Tourer
Porsche Cayenne Plug-in
Volvo XC90 PHEV
BMW 330e
12
13
14
5
3
1

2

3
2

46
44
27
22
11
7
7
7
6
5
5
4
16
16
10
8
4
2
2
2
2
2
2
1
6
13
N/A
2
4
8
N/A
9
7
9
5
15
13
13
16
Audi Q7 e-Tron
BMW X5 40e
BMW 740e
4
1

4
4
1
1
1
0
N/A 
N/A
16
TOTAL81282100



Source: mia.org.nz

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Slovakia May 2017

Image result for nissan Leaf in Slovakia

Nissan Leaf #1 in Hot Selling Slovakia

Another market is on the EV Sales radar, Slovakia, that thanks to incentives approved in the beggining of this year, has seen sales jump nine(!) fold to 146 units until May, with 0.4% share. 

The Nissan Leaf is the Best Selling car in the country, but thanks to its extensive lineup, BMW is the #1 brand, with 37% share, followed by Nissan (18%) and Volkswagen (16%).

PHEV's have 51% share and are growing faster than BEV's, but until this markets starts to mature, anything can happen.

PlSlovakiaMayYTD%'16Pl
1
2
2
Nissan Leaf
BMW 225xe Active Tourer e)
BMW i3
4
3
5
18
14
14
12
10
9
1
N/A
4
4
5
BMW X5 PHEV e)
Volkswagen e-Golf e)
3
1
12
11
8
8
N/A
N/A
5Volkswagen e-Up! 
1182
7
7
Kia Soul EV
Volvo XC90 PHEV
Others

5
18
10
10
36
7
7
0
3N/A
TOTAL39146100

Source: motofocus.sk
e) Estimate

Saturday, June 17, 2017

China May 2017

Image result for saic erx5
SAIC Roewe eRX5


Zhidou D2 EV #1 in May

The Chinese market had more than 40.000 new EV's zooming the streets last month, a 49% increase over the same month last year, with the EV market share now at 1.4%, close to last year record (1.45%), expect that as the year progresses and sales expand, the Chinese PEV market could surpass the 2% share.

This is a highly protected market, where 94% of sales belong to domestic brands. Of the 7% left for foreign brands, 5% belong to Tesla, with the remaining 1% divided by all other auto makers.

In May the Zhidou D2 EV was the best-selling model, but BAIC’s golden boy, the EC180, continues ahead of the YTD ranking, while BYD, with over 8.000 units registered in May, is stepping up the pace and chasing the leader Beijing Auto in the race for the Best Selling manufacturer. 

Here’s May Top 5 Best Selling models individual performance:


Image result for zhidou d2
#1 – Zhidou D2 EV: Bare-basic city vehicle doesn’t inspire anyone, but surely continues to be delivered in record quantities (4.471 units in May), probably thanks to big fleet deals. This vehicle is sold as a Quadricycle (Think Renault Twizy class) in some European countries, with the following specs: 12 kWh battery, 120 kms range, 90 kms max.speed, all this for some 16.000€.


Image result for BAIC EC180 price
#2 - BAIC EC180: After three consecutive Best Seller trophies, the EC180 sales dropped 10% regarding the previous month, with “only” 3.895 units being delivered. Has the little city EV found its natural sales level around 4.000 units per month? If so, it would be a little disappointing, as this is a car has decent design, specs (eg, 20 kWh battery) and price (19.000€), which would make it the strongest candidate for the Best Seller trophy, which would be a first for BAIC and the first time since 2013 that a BYD didn’t won the trophy.


Image result for 2017 BYD e5
#3 – BYD e5: The current BYD best seller is the low key e5 sedan, that delivered another record performance, with 3.131 units last month. A favorite among taxi companies, along with its e6 older brother, the plain-Jane looking e5 actually has a lot going for it, spec-wise: 305 kms range from a 48 kWh battery and a healthy 218 hp, all for 230.000 Yuan (33.400$). A wolf in sheep’s clothing, isn’t it?


Image result for 2017 geely emgrand ev
#4 – Geely Emgrand EV: While Geely is busy buying everything that moves (Proton, Lotus…) looking to become a sort of Chinese Volkswagen Group, with multiple brands under the same stable, that hasn’t stopped it from delivering 3.015 units of its EV model in May, a year best, with this compact sedan (Think Toyota Corolla) set to become one of the Best Sellers of the Year. Main specs: 253 kms range, 95 hp, 250.000 Yuan (36.500$).


Image result for jac iev6s specs
#5 – JAC iEV6S: A vehicle in the intersection of the two hottest trends in China, Crossovers and EV’s, success seemed to escape it due to battery production constraints, but with a record 2.572 deliveries last month, those days seem to be a thing of the past, so expect this Nissan Juke-sized Crossover to be a frequent sight here in the coming months, not only it has an attractive design, inside and out, but also decent specs: 114 hp, 251 kms range coming from a 33 kWh battery provided by Samsung.
 
Chery eQ1

Year-to-Date Ranking – BAIC vs BYD

Below the top two positions were a few changes, with the JAC iEV6S jumping to #7, while the Changan Benni EV also climbed in the ranking, up to #12, thanks to a record delivery of 2.269 units.

Other models also had record performances, like the Chery eQ1, allowing it to join the ranking and close the Top 20, thanks to a record 1.660 registrations, while the Horki 300E sedan delivered a best ever 836 units, also enabling it to enter the Top 20, at #18.

A reference for the 2.068 deliveries of the BYD Song PHEV in its full deliveries month, a result that bodes well for the upcoming “Dynasty” clan (Song BEV, Yuan PHEV, Yuan BEV), sure to arrive in the next few months.

Looking at the manufacturers ranking, BAIC (18%, down 1%) is seeing its leadership under threat, now followed by a recovering BYD (17%, up 1%), with less than 2.000 units separating both brands, BYD can already surpass Beijing Auto in June.

In Third Place we have  Zhidou, with 10% share, closely followed by SAIC (9%).

Pl
China
May
YTD
%
1
BAIC EC180
3.895
15.376
11
2
Zhidou D2 EV
4.471
13.979
10
3
SAIC Roewe eRX5
1.879
7.664
6
4
BYD e5
3.131
7.620
6
5
6
7
8
Geely Emgrand EV
BYD Tang
JAC iEV6S
JMC E100
3.015
1.589
2.572
802
7.504
5.929
5.196
4.983
6
4
4
4
9
Kandi K17 EV
4
4.489
3
10
Zotye E200
1.086
4.381
3
11
BAIC EU260
1.010
4.358
3
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20

Changan Benni EV
Tesla Model X e)
BYD Qin EV300
Chery eQ
BAIC EX200
JMC E200
Horki 300E
BYD e6
Chery eQ1
Others
2.269
850
839
970
780
601
836
652
1.660
7.807
4.286
4.114
3.524
3.139
3.057
2.898
2.763
2.732
2.695
24.097
3
3
3
2
2
2
2
2
2

TOTAL Market
40.718
134.784
100


Editor note: Some models data were changed regarding the previous month.