Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Austria December 2017

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Renault Zoe #1

The Austrian plug-in sales were up 43% in 2017 to over 7.000 units, placing the PEV Share at record heights (2.1%). 

The good thing about this market is that it is a BEV-heavy market, with all-electric cars representing 75% of sales.

Looking at the models ranking, the three times winner ('13, '14 & '16) Renault Zoe won another Best Seller award, managing to keep the BMW i3 at bay, while the German hot hatch had its third consecutive runner-up spot, both repeating the same places they had in '16.

The same can't be said about the Third Place, where the VW e-Golf benefitted from the new 36kWh battery to climb in the ranking and surpass the Tesla Model S, winning its first Bronze Medal.

The Hyundai Ioniq Electric was the model that most progressed, ending the year in #5, with the 2017 Rookie of the Year being the BMW 530e, that ended in #14.

In the manufacturers ranking, BMW (21%) repeated the 2016 title, winning the race to Renault (19%).

In Third Place, Tesla (12%) managed to win the race to Volkswagen (11%), with the podium positions being exacly the same as in 2016. 

PlAustriaDec.YTD%'16Pl
1Renault Zoe821.391191
2
3
4
BMW i3
Volkswagen e-Golf
Tesla Model S
123
80
49
1.041
668
584
14
9
8
2
4
3
5
Hyundai Ioniq Electric
80460627
6Nissan Leaf1538455
7
8
9
10
10
12
13
14
Tesla Model X
BMW X5 40e   e)
Kia Soul EV
Mercedes GLC350e  e) 
BMW 225xe Active Tourer e)
Mercedes B250e
Audi Q7 e-Tron e)
BMW 530e
14
10
6
10
10
12
5
10
316
213
206
181
166
163
133
116
4
3
3
2
2
2
2
2
10
23
8
31
9
6
7
N/A
15Porsche Panamera PHEV e)10
116
2
35
16Volkswagen e-Up!8109115
17
Mitsu. Outlander PHEV  e)5
92
1
14
18
Mercedes C350e   e)5
88
1
12
19
Volvo XC90 T8 e)5
87
1
11
20

Mini Countryman PHEV e)
Others
5
39
48
642
1
9
N/A


TOTAL5887.227100

Source: http://myampera.wordpress.com

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Luxembourg December 2017

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Tesla Model S wins Models and BMW Manufacturers, in hot market

Luxembourg took some time to catch the PEV Train, but now is quickly reaching the leading group, in 2017 sales surged 224%, to 992 new plug-ins, with the PEV Share jumping from 0.6% to 1.9%, being the fifth highest share among EU members. If growth continues this fast, it won't be long until the Grand Duchy becomes #2 among the EU countries, share-wise. 

The 2016 Best Seller Tesla Model S renewed the title in 2017, with a personal best of 88 units, but with only 9% share, keeping the American Sports Sedan from breaking the all time sales record, set by the Renault Zoe in 2014, with 97 registrations. 

Speaking of the French hatchback, it was Second Placed in 2017, with 75 units, while the Mercedes GLC350e surged to Third Place (And Best Selling PHEV), in its first full year on the market, thanks to 73 registrations, the best record ever for a plug-in hybrid in this market.

This performance underlines the rise of PHEVs, that are growing faster than BEVs (+275% vs +160%), with this technology already owning 64% of all the PEV sales. Now let's hope they don't fall in the same PHEV addiction that the Netherlands had in the past and Belgium is experiencing now...

Looking elsewhere, BMW has a strong presence, with five models in the top 12 positions, with the best selling of them being the 330e (#4).

It is a bit surprising the low position of the BMW i3 (#9), the Third most popular PEV in this country (Allocation problems?), while on the rookie side, the BMW 530e was the Best Seller, #12 with 38 units, while the recently introduced Smart Fortwo ED is also proving to be popular (#14, with 27 units), will it be a podium candidate in 2018?.

Looking at the manufacturers ranking, BMW won the 2017 edition (27%), followed by Tesla (15%) and Volkswagen (13%), with the Wolfsburg maker surpassing Mercedes in the last months of the year, thus repeating the 2016 podium standings (BMW-Tesla-VW).

Pl
Luxembourg
Dec.
  2017
     %Pl '16
1Tesla Model S7889
1
2Renault Zoe12
75
8
3
3Mercedes GLC350e
737
16
4BMW 330e4697
20
5
BMW 225xe Active Tourer
1626
4
6
7
8
9
10
10
12
13
14
15
16
17
17
19
20

Tesla Model X
Volkswagen Golf GTE
Volvo XC90 T8
BMW i3
Volkswagen Passat GTE
BMW X5 40e
BMW 530e
Porsche Panamera PHEV
Smart Fortwo ED
Audi A3 e-Tron
Mini Countryman PHEV
Volkswagen e-Up!
Volvo XC60 PHEV
BMW 740e
Nissan Leaf
Others
2
4
6

2
2
2
5
1
2

1
3


5
60
58
56
41
40
40
38
31
27
24
22
16
16
15
14
127
6
6
6
4
4
4
4
3
3
2
2
2
2
2
1
12
11
5
6
2
12
12
N/A
28
N/A
20
N/A
12
N/A
25
12


TOTAL59992100

Monday, January 15, 2018

Estonia December 2017



Another win for the Nissan Leaf in depressed market

Only 52 new Plug-ins were registered here, a 7% drop regarding the previous year, that dragged the market share to just 0.2%, a far cry from the 2.6% record year of 2012.

In the midst of these low results (No incentives?), the Nissan Leaf won its fifth consecutive Best Seller award, by selling 10 units in 2017.

Second was the surprise of the year, the Toyota Prius PHEV, that with 6 deliveries until now, had its best year ever in Estonia.

In the manufacturers ranking, Nissan (21%) narrowly overcame Tesla (20%), winning it's fifth manufacturers title, while Toyota, Volkswagen and BMW, all with 12% share, ended tied in the last place. 


Pl
Estonia
Dec.
  YTD
%
'16Pl
1
Nissan Leaf

10
19
1
2
Toyota Prius PHEV
1
6
12
N/A
3
3
5

Tesla Model S
Tesla Model X
Volkswagen Passat GTE
Others

1


5
5
4
19
10
10
7
41
2
N/A
N/A


TOTAL
2
52
100


Source: mnt.ee

Friday, January 12, 2018

New Zealand December 2017

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Outlander PHEV Wins New Zealand

Last year, 977 plug-ins were sold in New Zealand, doubling the result achieved in 2016, with the PEV Share ending at 0.6%, double of what it was in the previous year (0.3%). Will we see it reach 1% in 2018?

Looking at the models ranking, the Best Seller thophy went for fourth time in a row for the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, with 255 units (New yearly record for a single model), but this year it had a serious competitor, as the Hyundai Ioniq Electric registered 206 units, placing an unexpected pressure on the Japanese SUV. 

Profiting from the official arrival of the brand, the two Teslas jumped to Third and Fourth in 2017, with the older Model S overcoming its Model X sibling and winning the first models Medal in New Zealand for the American brand.  

The VW e-Golf was #7, with sales up four fold regarding the previous year, mostly thanks to the arrival of the new 36 kWh version.

New Zealand is Mitsubishi turf, as 2017 was the seventh time that the Japanese manufacturer won the Best Selling brand award, with 26% share, but this time Tesla (25%,  up 1%) was really close from stealing the Thunder from Mitsu, something only Nissan (2012) was able to do so far.

In Third Place, another newcomer shows up, with Hyundai winning Bronze in its first full year here. 

Will the Mitsu winning streak continue into 2018? Mmmm...

PlNew ZealandDec.YTD '17%'16Pl
1Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV21255261
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
12
12
15
Hyundai Ioniq Electric
Tesla Model S
Tesla Model X
BMW i3
Audi A3 e-Tron
Volkswagen e-Golf
Mini Countryman PHEV
BMW 225xe Active Tourer
Volvo XC90 PHEV
BMW X5 PHEV
Mercedes GLE500e
Mercedes C350e
BMW 330e
Audi Q7 e-Tron
8
7
14
4

10
1
2




2

206
128
116
100
36
28
14
13
11
9
8
8
8
7
21
13
12
10
4
3
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
13
6
N/A
2
4
N/A
N/A
7
5
N/A
N/A
9
15
N/A
16
17
18
18
18

Porsche Cayenne Plug-in
Hyundai Ioniq PHEV
BMW i8
Porsche Panamera PHEV
Volvo XC60 PHEV
Others

1

2


5
4
3
3
3
11
1
0
0
0
0
1
9
N/A
8
N/A
N/A

TOTAL70977100

Source: mia.org.nz



Plug-ins and regular hybrids

Pl
Model
Dec.
Sales  
1
Toyota Camry Hybrid
133
2

Toyota Corolla Hybrid
72
3
Mit. Outlander PHEV
21
4
Tesla Model X
14
5
5
5
VW e-Golf
Hyundai Ioniq HEV
Toyota Prius C
10
10
10

Comparing plug-ins with regular hybrids, we can see the results of a growing PEV market share, if in the past only the Outlander PHEV could compete with HEVs, and even then it was an occasional presence in the Top 5, now there are three plug-ins in the Top 5, with the Outlander PHEV in a podium position, while the Tesla Model X was Fourth and the German VWe-Golf in Fifth, albeit tied with the Ioniq HEV(!) and Prius C..


Thursday, January 11, 2018

Czech Republic December 2017 (Updated)

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Czechs love these things, even the local police!
BMW i3 wins once again

The PEV Market in Czech Republic was up 74% in 2017, to a record 630 units sold this year, with the PEV Share einding at 0.2%, still a low figure, but at least both BEVs and PHEVs have a balanced share, with all-electrics owning 61% of the market, although plug-in hybrids are growing slightly faster (+85%) than BEVs (+67%).

Looking at the models ranking, the BMW i3 won its fourth consecutive Best Seller title in 2017, followed by the VW e-Golf, that thanks to the new 36 kWh version, grew from obscurity (#14 in 2016, with 7 units) to Second Place in 2017.

The Third Place was for the Nissan Leaf, while the Best Selling PHEV, the BMW X5, which ended in Fourth, its first PHEV trophy.

The 2017 Rookie of the Year award was also for BMW, with the 530e ending in #12.


Not happy with collecting every model trophy available, BMW (36%) has also won the manufacturers award, in fact, it has got this market covered since 2014, winning the laurels of believing in this market when no else one did. 

Volkswagen (21%) was Second, followed by Tesla, with 13% share, that won the Third Spot race to Nissan (11%).

PlCzech RepublicDec.YTD%'16Pl
1
2
BMW i3
Volkswagen e-Golf
11

109
68
17
11
1
14
3
Nissan Leaf6
58
9
3
4
5
6
7
8
BMW X5 40e
Tesla Model X
Tesla Model S
Volkswagen e-Up!
Volkswagen Passat GTE
7
4
1

1
53
44
36
27
26
8
7
6
4
4
6
12
2
4
9
9
10
11
12
12
14
14
16
17
17
19

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
BMW 225xe Active Tourer
BMW 330e
BMW i8
BMW 530e
Hyundai Ioniq Electric
Nissan e-NV200 / Evalia
Porsche Panamera PHEV
Mercedes GLC350e
Mini Countryman PHEV
Kia Soul EV
Others
1
1
1



1
1


1
2
23
21
19
14
14
13
13
12
10
10
6
40
3
3
3
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
1
6
11
14
6
8
N/A
25
9
N/A
25
N/A
17

TOTAL38626100



Source: sda-cia.cz

France December 2017

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Smart Fortwo ED: 2018 Bronze medalist?

Renault Zoe wins 2017 trophy, Mercedes GLC350e reaches the Podium

The French PEV passenger car market registered over 36.000 registrations in 2017, up 26% YoY, with the PEV share ending at 1.7%, above the 1.4% of last year, but nevertheless a disappointing result, considering the high level of subsidies associated, especially on the BEV front, as all electric cars increased just 0.1% share.

PHEVs, on the other hand, grew faster than their BEV counterparts (+60% vs +15%), which made them win sales share (32%) over last year (25%).

This PHEV share increase is visible in the December Top 5, with two (And a half - BMW i3) plug-in hybrids showing up, the Mercedes GLC350e broke its sales record, with 312 units, earning it the Second Place, a first for the three-pointed-star model, while the recently arrived Kia Niro PHEV jumped to Fifth right in its second full sales month, thanks to 157 units.

The bright spots for the BEV side were the Renault Zoe back on the fastlane, with 1.652 deliveries, its best result in the last six months, while the Smart Fortwo ED registered 312 units, the nameplate best result ever, making it a strong candidate for the 2018 Bronze medal (I mean, it's France, we all know that Gold will be for the Zoe and Silver for the Leaf...Or will it be the other way around? Mmmm...)

PlModelSales  
1Renault Zoe1.652
2Mercedes GLC350e312
2Smart Fortwo ED312
4BMW i3177
5Kia Niro PHEV157

In a market known for its stability, it isn't surprising to see the Renault Zoe win the Best Seller trophy, its fifth in a row, with a record 15.245 units, improving 33% over the 2016 record, all while ending in #30 in the mainstream market.

The Nissan Leaf was unsurprisingly Second Placed, but the career end of the Gen1 has made itself noticed, as sales were down 39%, to just 2.381 units, dangerously close from the 2.112 units of the Third Placed Merc GLC350e, the Best Selling PHEV, signaling the first time a plug-in hybrid hits the podium in France, once upon a time a market known for being almost entirely being made of BEVs...

2018 might see all electric cars recover, not only the new Leaf will land, but the rising star Smart Fortwo ED should improve on its 2017 Fifth Place.

In the brands ranking, Renault (38%) won its sixth consecutive title, followed at a distance by BMW (9%, first silver medal in France), while Mercedes (6%) overcame Nissan in the race for the Third Spot, earning its first podium in this market. 

Pl
France
Dec.
2017
%
'16Pl
1
Renault Zoe 
1.652
15.245
38
1
2
Nissan Leaf 
111
2.381
6
2
3
Mercedes GLC350e 
312
2.112
5
25
4
BMW i3
177
1.954
5
4
5
6
Smart Fortwo ED
Peugeot iOn
312
117
989
916
2
2
38
5
7
Volkswagen Golf GTE
98
871
2
6
8
Tesla Model S
106
850
2
9
9
Kia Soul EV
90
846
2
7
10
11
12
13
BMW 225xe Active Tourer
Volvo XC90 PHEV
Mini Countryman PHEV
Volkswagen Passat GTE
15
32
116
103
762
651
608
598
2
2
2
1
18
10
N/A
 20
14
Citroen C-Zero
106
562
1
11
15
Audi A3 e-Tron
73
542
1
12
16
17
Tesla Model X
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV  
88
119
538
468
1
1
32
21
18
19
BMW X5 40e
Hyundai Ioniq Electric
25
117
444
426
1
1
13
31
20

Toyota Prius PHEV
Others
22
482
405
3.375
1
11
37

TOTAL
4.224
36.778

Source: Avere France; CCFA