Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Switzerland November 2017

Image result for Opel Ampera e Switzerland
Surprise of the month

Record Month

The Swiss PEV market broke into four digit results for the first time, by registering 1.083 units last month, up 181% YoY, with the PEV Share climbing to a record 2.6%.

In an off-peak month for Tesla, it was up for the BMW i3 and the Opel Ampera-e (Whaaat!?!?...) to pull the market up, with the Bimmer scoring 340 registrations, a new all-time record for a single model in Swiss lands, while the Opel model registered 130 units, its best result to date in Europe, allowing both nameplates to jump positions in the table, with the i3 reaching Second Place, while the Ampera-e surged to Fifth Place, a taste of what the Opel hatchback career would look like if it wasn't (severely) production constrained...

In the manufacturers ranking, BMW (26%, up 3%) profited from the i3 exceptional performance, to jump into the leadership, dropping Tesla (24%, down 4%) to Second Place, with Renault (9%, down 2%) in Third Place, trying to resist Volkswagen (8%) and Mercedes (7%), in the race for the Bronze medal.

PlSwitzerlandNov.YTD%'16Pl
1
2
3
Tesla Model S
BMW i3
Tesla Model X
61
340
44
974
874
812
13
13
11
1
2
5
4
5
Renault Zoe
Opel Ampera-e
39
130
678
273
9
4
4
N/A
6
BMW 225xe Act. Tourer e)
20
245
3
16
6BMW 330e e)20245312
8BMW X5 40e  e)20235312
9
10
Volkswagen Passat GTE e)
Audi Q7 e-Tron e)
25
20
230
217
3
3
11
25
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
Mercedes GLC350e  e)
Volkswagen e-Golf   e)
Audi A3 e-Tron   e)
Volkswagen Golf GTE   e)
Nissan Leaf
Volvo XC90 PHEV e)
BMW 530e   e)
15
50
15
30
4
15
25
185
167
155
114
127
120
110
3
2
2
2
2
2
2
29
17
3
6
10
15
N/A
17Mitsu. Outlander PHEV  e)1011027
19
Mercedes C350e   e)
10
1051
18
19Porsche Panamera PHEV e)201051N/A
21
Porsche Cayenne PHEV e)
5
100
1
8
22Smart Fortwo ED e)20901N/A

Others
155
971
13


TOTAL1.0837.273100

e) Estimate

Source: auto-suisse.ch

Monday, December 11, 2017

USA November 2017

Image result for chevrolet bolt

Chevy Bolt is ramping up


Over 17.000 plug-in units were registered last month in the USA, a 29% increase YoY, making November (1.2% share) the sixth month in a row of 1% plus PEV share, and pulling the YTD count to 174.000 units, a 30% growth over the same period last year, with the 2017 PEV share at 1.1%.

In an off-peak Tesla month, the big news were Third Monthly Best Seller award of the Chevrolet Bolt, with a record 2.987 deliveries, after a streak of seven eight months gaining momentum, the little Chevrolet hatchback is gearing up to end the year to register over 3.000-plus registrations in December.

In the YTD ranking, the Toyota Prius Prime reached the Podium, displacing the Chevrolet Volt to Fourth, while BMW impressed last month, with the BMW 530e doing a record 872 deliveries, jumping to #15, while the X5 PHEV scored 929 units (New personal best), allowing it to climb to #11.

Looking at the manufacturers ranking, Tesla (23%) and Chevrolet (23%, up 1%) are running neck-to-neck for the leadership, while in Third Place we now have Toyota (11%), finally surpassing Ford (10%, down 1%), but the American brand better look back, as the rising BMW (10%, up 2%) is just 1200 units behind...


Pl
USA
Nov.
YTD
%
1
Tesla Model S  e)
1335
22085
13
2
Chevrolet Bolt EV
2987
20070
12
3
Toyota Prius Prime
1834
18516
11
4
Chevrolet Volt
1702
18412
11
5
Tesla Model X  e)
1875
18015
10
6
Nissan Leaf
175
11128
6
7
Ford Fusion Energi  
731
8757
5
8
Ford C-Max Energi 
523
7704
4
9
BMW  i3
283
5604
3
10
Fiat 500e
215
5210
3
11
BMW X5 PHEV
929
4517
3
12
Chr. Pacifica PHEV
570
3877
2
13
BMW 330e
477
3778
2
14
Volkswagen e-Golf
289
3191
2
15
BMW 530e
872
3066
2
16
Audi A3 e-Tron
38
2617
1
17
Hyundai Sonata PHEV
135
2340
1
18
Kia Soul EV
207
1953
1
19
Volvo XC90 PHEV
204
1828
1
20
Ford Focus Electric
121
1704
1
Others
1880
11407

TOTAL
17178
173941


e) Estimate


Chevrolet Bolt & Others

Pl
Model
Nov.
Sales  
1
 Nissan Versa
7.274
2
    Hyundai Accent
3.624
3
Ford Fiesta
3.035
4
Chevrolet Bolt
2.987
5
Honda Fit
2.799



Looking at the Sub-Compact cars class, the Chevrolet Bolt is starting to make itself noticed, reaching Fourth Place in November, inclusively outselling its ICE relative, the Chevrolet Sonic, that registered 2.751 units, and was down 12% regarding November '16 and 42%(!) during the whole year. Coincidence? Mmmm...

YTD, with the exception of the Bolt, all models in this Top 5 are down regarding last year, with significant drops from the Hyundai Accent (-29%) and Nissan Versa (-19%)



Tesla Model S & Others

Pl
Model
2017
Sales  
1
 Mercedes E/CLS-Class
45.927
2
    BMW 5-Series
35.915
3
Tesla Model S
22.085
4
Audi A6
14.334
5
Mercedes S-Class
13.704

Looking at the full-size vehicles, nothing really new here, the top two continue in their usual positions, with the Model S on its way to collect another Bronze Medal, while below it, the Mercedes S-Class and Audi A6 are too far to bother the Californian.

If all is business as usual in Model S territory, the Model X on the other hand, is having a much harder time, failing once again to make an impression, being only Seventh in its class, recording 18.015 deliveries in a fast growing segment, far from the 48.772 units of the leader Mercedes GLE-Class. 


Friday, December 8, 2017

Spain November 2017




(Zity-driven) Zoe #1

After a record result in October, the PEV market in Spain took some time to breathe, but it was still up 34% to 678 units, pulling the yearly tally to 6.447 units, doubling last year result, with the PEV Share staying at a record 0.6%.

Interestingly, looking at the BEV/PHEV breakdown, November showed PHEVs outselling BEVs (57% share for PHEVs), while YTD, plug-in hybrids are running behind (46% share).

The Renault Zoe was once again Number One on November, with 127 deliveries, part of them still belongging to the Zity carsharing deal, a partnership between Renault and Ferrovial, operating in the capital Madrid.

Good month also for the BMW i3, scoring 62 registrations, 15 of them being Rex units, while the Mercedes GLC350e scored a personal best of 49 deliveries, and the Kia Niro PHEV stormed through the ranking, reaching #25, thanks to 45 deliveries, in its first real sales month in Spanish lands.

Moving on, the Mini Countryman PHEV here too confirms the success across Southern Europe, rising to #8, being the current Rookie of the Year, while the recent Porsche Panamera PHEV was up to #12, thanks to 25 deliveries, representing 68% of all Panamera sold last month and 13% of all Porsche sales.

On the manufacturers ranking, there was a leadership change, with Renault (18%) back at #1,  displacing BMW (17%, down 1%) from the Top Spot, while the Third Place is being hardly fought by Mitsubishi (9%, down 1%), Nissan (8%, down 1%) and the rising Volkswagen (8%) and Smart (7%).

PlSpainNov.YTD'17%'16Pl
1Renault Zoe1271.159184
2BMW i36263295
3
4
5
6
Mitsu. Outlander PHEV
Nissan Leaf
Smart Fortwo ED
Mercedes GLC350e
50
15
37
49
601
509
352
286
9
8
5
4
1
2
8
22
7
8
9
BMW 225xe Active Tourer
Mini Countryman PHEV 
Volkswagen Golf GTE
35
43
29
248
207
197
4
3
3
15
N/A
11
10Tesla Model S17186321
11Volkswagen e-Golf
3
1653
27
12Porsche Panamera PHEV25151235
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30

Audi A3 e-Tron
Tesla Model X
Citroen C-Zero
Hyundai Ioniq Electric
Volvo XC90 PHEV
Smart Forfour ED
Volkswagen Passat GTE
Hyundai Ioniq PHEV
BMW 330e
BMW X5 40e
Kia Soul EV
BMW 530e
Kia Niro PHEV
Porsche Cayenne PHEV
Audi Q7 e-Tron
Kia Optima PHEV
Mercedes GLE500e
Mercedes E350e
Others
2
15
15
7
9
6
10
7
13
13

8
45
3
9
1

6
17
149
145
123
118
114
109
107
105
104
80
79
71
64
56
53
35
34
33
169
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
3
23
33
3
N/A
9
N/A
13
N/A
17
10
14
N/A
N/A
17
28
N/A
16
N/A


TOTAL
678
6.447
100




Thursday, December 7, 2017

Netherlands November 2017

Image result for VW e-Golf in netherlands


VW e-Golf Shines

November had 1.089 registrations (2.9% share), down 51% regarding the same period last year, this drop is due to the PHEV sales rush of late last year, if we look only at BEVs, sales are up a staggering 200% YoY, helping the BEV share to be at a record 1.8% in 2017, which is the bulk of the current 2.1% PEV market share. 


November crowned once again the VW e-Golf as the Monthy Best Seller award, thanks to a record 324 registrations, being only the third time in the VW BEV career to win such trophy, with the fist having been in May 2016 and the second last October. Also important is the fact that 29% of all VW Golf sales in Holland belonged to the BEV version. How high will the e-Golf go? 500 units/month? More?

Looking elsewhere, positive month for Tesla, with both models reaching the podium, with the Model S registering its best off-peak performance in 4 years (226 deliveries), while the Model X broke its off-peak best result, by delivering 120 units.

Another model crossing the Pond and reaching the Top 5, was the Opel Ampera-e (Euro Chevy Bolt) registering a record 66 units, it seems General Motors is increasing slightly the allocation for overseas markets, but it's still not enough to satisfy the thousands of orders on hold.

Better luck early next year?

Pl
Model
Sales  
1
Volkswagen e-Golf
324
2
Tesla Model S
226
3
Tesla Model X
120
4
BMW i3
76
5
Opel Ampera-e
66

Looking at the YTD ranking, the big news was the VW e-Golf shooting for Third Spot, with the German model now almost certain to win the Best Selling regular-priced (<40.000 €) BEV trophy. Will we see it beat the Tesla crue next year?

Underlining a positive month for Volkswagen, the little e-Up! registered 21 units, the nameplate best performance in 30 months, allowing it to jump three positions, to #16.

Other BEVs are also climbing, with the Rookie of the Year Opel Ampera-e climbing to #8, thus making eight BEVs in the Top 8 , while the Smart siblings both climbed one position, with the ForFour ED now #14 and the ForTwo ED in #24. 

On the PHEV side, the Porsche Panamera PHEV was once again the Best Seller, with 13 units,  and still has potential to steal the 2017 Best Selling PHEV award from Volvo's hands.

In the manufacturers ranking, Tesla is head and shoulders above the competition (34%), while in Second Place we a surprise, with Volkswagen (13%, up 3%) surpassing both BMW (11%) and Hyundai (10%, down 1%) in November, while Renault (8%) is praying for a chance to join the podium.

Pl
Netherlands
Nov.
YTD
%
'16Pl
1
2
Tesla Model S
Tesla Model X
226
120
1.677
1.040
21
13
5
15
3
Volkswagen e-Golf
324
895
11
19
4
Hyundai Ioniq Electric
57
851
10
23
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
14
BMW i3
Renault Zoe
Nissan Leaf
Opel Ampera-e
Volvo XC90 PHEV
Porsche Panamera PHV
Mercedes GLC350e
BMW 530e 
Mitsu. Outlander PHEV 
Kia Soul EV 
Smart Forfour ED
76
52
29
66
5
13
12
11
1
1
11
811
650
506
190
137
123
112
80
78
74
74
10
8
6
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
1
14
17
13
N/A
3
33
31
N/A
7
27
N/A
16
17
18
18
20
21
22
Volkswagen e-Up!
Mini Countryman PHEV
Porsche Cayenne PHEV
T. Prius Plug-In (Gen I&II)
Mercedes B250e
Nissan e-NV200 / Evalia
Volkswagen Passat GTE
21
8
4
11

1

72
71
61
61
57
48
46
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
24
N/A
25
22
20
16
1
23
24
Mercedes E350e
Smart Fortwo ED

3
34
33
0
0
10
38
25
26
BMW 225xe Act Tourer
BMW 330e
1
10
32
30
0
0
11
2 4
27
Audi Q7 e-Tron 
3
29
0
6
27
Volvo S/V90 PHEV
3
29
0
N/A
27
Mercedes C350e 

29
0
4
30

Citröen C-Zero
Others

20
25
169
0
2
38

TOTAL
1.089
8.124
100
       






































Source: RAI Vereniging




Regular Hybrids + Plug-ins Ranking


Pl
Model
Nov. Sales  
1
Kia Niro HEV
547
2
Toyota Yaris Hybrid
422
3
Volkswagen e-Golf
324
4
Tesla Model S
226
5
5
Toyota C-HR Hybrid
Toyota Auris Hybrid
191
191

If we add regular hybrids to plug-ins, the Kia Niro was the surprise leader in November, with 547 units, with two plug-ins (VW e-Golf and Tesla Model S) making the ranking, with only one Toyota Hybrid in the ranking.


Are the Japanese brand hybrids losing momentum?


Tesla Model S & Others


Pl
Model
Nov. Sales  
1
Tesla Model S  
226
2
         Volvo S/V90
207
3
BMW 5-Series
182
4
Mercedes E-Class
144
5
Audi A6
93

Looking at the November sales data, the Tesla Model S managed to end the month ahead of its ICE competitors, the first time is does so in an off-peak month.

A fluke? We will only know next year, but things aren't looking good for the German Three Mary's, as even the Volvo S90/V90 twins outsold them last month.


Tesla Model X & Others



Pl
Model
Nov. Sales  
1
Tesla Model X
120
2
Volvo XC90
37
3
BMW X5
34
4
Jaguar F-Pace
20
5
Porsche Cayenne15

Big SUV's had a big hit with the end of PHEV incentives, to the benefit of the Tesla Model X, which now has the big advantage of being the only model eligible to plug-in incentives, with the American Sports SUV being the only one in this class to sell in significant numbers.

Expect this picture to continue until well into 2018, when the Jaguar i-Pace and Audi e-Tron SUV's arrive, only then we will see some real competition for the American Sports/SUV/Minivan.