Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Germany September 2017

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Record Month

The EV Fever has caught on in Germany, with yet another record month, 5.068 plug-in passenger cars were registered last month, a 69% increase YoY, with the YTD PEV share at a record 1.4%.

Looking at September Best Selling models, the country's Good Son VW e-Golf has finally hit the leadership, thanks to 494 deliveries, a new personal best, a number that can only go up, as it is said the VW electric bread and butter model is said to have a six months waiting list.

Another model in High Voltage is the BMW 225xe Active Tourer, reaching the runner-up status, with the Bavarian scoring a new personal record, with 475 deliveries, last month.


PlModel
Sales  
1Volkswagen e-Golf494
2
BMW 225xe A.Tourer
475
3Audi A3 e-Tron372
4
BMW i3
364
5
Renault Zoe
278

For once, the YTD ranking didn't had much movement at the top, with the most relevant change being the VW e-Golf climbing to #8, changing places with its Passat GTE sibling, a move that speaks volumes on where the car maker is heading (Less PHEVs, more BEVs).

But below the Top 10 action there was plenty to talk about, the VW Golf GTE is now #11, while the Smart Fortwo ED jumped to #14, thanks to 227 deliveries, and its (slightly) larger sibling, the Forfour ED, was up two places, now in #26.

Speaking of recently landed models, the Mini Countryman PHEV joined the ranking, in #27.

In the manufacturers ranking, BMW (21%) is in the lead, with Volkswagen (13%) in Second Place, all while Mercedes and Audi (Both with 11%) are running with Renault (10%) for the last place in the podium.

Regarding the BEV/PHEV share, plug-in hybrids are winning the upper hand, now having 55% share, while last year they were the minority (44%).

A final mention to the DHL Streetscooter Work van performance last month, that with 827 registrations, not only shattered to tiny pieces the model previous best (380 units last January), but is now the new all-time monthly high for a plug-in van, now leading the 2017 Europe's LCV plug-in market, with over 2.700 deliveries, ahead of the Nissan e-NV200 and Renault Kangoo ZE usual best sellers.

A disruptive model in the van segment?

PlGermanySep. YTD%'16 Pl
1
2
Audi A3 e-Tron
Renault Zoe
372
278
3.643
3.543
10
10
4
2
3
4
BMW i3
BMW 225xe Active Tour.
364
475
2.987
2.592
8
7
1
10
5
6
Kia Soul EV
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
252
166
1.980
1.758
6
5
7
6
7Tesla Model S
2261.71155
8Volkswagen e-Golf4941.614412
9
10
11
Volkswagen Passat GTE
Mercedes GLC350e
Volkswagen Golf GTE
208
216
229
1.394
1.196
1.152
4
3
3
9
23
8
12
13
Mercedes C350e e)
Tesla Model X
114
120
1.047
908
3
3
15
19
14
15
16
17
Smart Fortwo ED
Volkswagen e-Up!
BMW 530e
Nissan Leaf
227
81
110
51
816
803
721
679
2
2
2
2
35
17
N/A
11
18Mercedes E350e
133
638232
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30

Por. Panamera PHEV
Hyundai Ioniq Electric
Audi Q7 e-Tron
Mercedes B250e
BMW 330e
Volvo XC90 T8
Volvo V60 Plug-In
Smart Forfour ED
Mini Countryman PHEV
Mercedes GLE500e
Porsche Cayenne PHEV
Peugeot iOn
Others
118
47
51
19
28
51
64
94
68
14
15
17
353
619
517
508
505
431
392
382
305
270
266
235
225
2.033
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
6
30
36
13
18
20
13
25
N/A
N/A
24
20
21

TOTAL
5.068
35.970
100



Source: kba.de


Plug-ins and Regular Hybrids


Pl
Model
Sep. Sales  
1
Toyota Yaris Hybrid
1.125
2
Toyota C-HR Hybrid
926
3
Toyota Auris Hybrid
905
4
Toyota Auris Hybrid
695
5
Volkswagen e-Golf
494



As plug-ins reach new heights, it is now time to compare them with regular hybrids, a class completely owned by Toyota, placing four models in the the Top 4 places, if the podium places seem unaccessible for now, the #4 Auris seems attainable plug-ins, as the PEV market grows.





Tesla Model S & Others

Pl
Model
Sep. Sales  
1
Mercedes S-Class
699
2
BMW 7-Series
435
3
Audi A8
348
4
Porsche Panamera
268
5
Tesla Model S
226

As the Tesla Sports Sedan reaches historic high levels (+13% YoY), it is time to see if it can make a dent on the German flagship models, for now the Mercedes S-Class leads the way, with 699 units last month, while the BMW 7-Series follows, with 435 deliveries, both comfortably ahead of the Californian.

In Third and Fourth Places we have two recent models, with the new Audi A8 in Third, registering 348 units, while the Panamera follows it, with 268 units, 118 of them being of the PHEV variety, or 44% of all of the nameplate sales.

If these numbers are to continue, the Porsche model can be the first to seriously challenge the Model S sales, while at the same time allow the big Sports Sedan to outsell the BMW and Mercedes uber-klasse plug-in models.

Now imagine what the new Cayenne PHEV will do...


Tesla Model X & Others


Pl
Model
Sep. Sales  
1
Jaguar F-Pace
299
2
Range Rover Sport
247
3
BMW X6
206
4
Porsche Cayenne
178
5
Tesla Model X
120

...Speaking of luxury SUV's, Tesla's Sports SUV is starting to tickle its most direct competitors, with the numbers starting to close in to the podium bearers.

But are the 100-something sales the Model X top performance? Will the Model X beat in December its personal best (213 units last March)?

Monday, October 16, 2017

New Zealand September 2017

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Record Month 

A record 90 plug-ins were sold last month, doubling the result achieved in the same perriod last year, with the EV Share now at a record 0.6%.

Looking at the models ranking, the leadership is in the hand of the usual Best Seller, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, with 193 units, only four units behind the all-time yearly record that the Japanese SUV did in 2014. Will the Outlander PHEV reach more than 250 units by year end?

Three all electric models follow the Japanese model, with the Hyundai Ioniq Electric surpassing the Tesla Model S and earning the Silver Medal place, with 98 units, 19 of them last month, a new personal best for the Korean. Kudos to the local importer for getting enough units that allow it to shine here.

Looking below, we see a good start from the Mini Countryman PHEV, now in Seventh, and the VW e-Golf delivering six units in one month, a new personal best, no doubt helped by the new, longer range version. 

In the Manufacturers ranking, the six times Best Selling Manufacturer Mitsubishi is in the lead, with 30% share, but with Tesla not that far off (28% share), it will be an entretaining race to follow. 

In the race for Third Place, Hyundai (15%) is running ahead of BMW (11%), with the German carmaker having lost a few points share in the last couple of months.

PlNew ZealandSep.YTD '17%'16Pl
1Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV24193301
2
3
4
5
6
7
7
9
10
10
10
13
14
15
Hyundai Ioniq Electric
Tesla Model S
Tesla Model X
BMW i3
Audi A3 e-Tron
BMW 225xe Active Tourer
Mini Countryman PHEV
BMW X5 PHEV
Mercedes GLE500e
Mercedes C350e
Volvo XC90 PHEV
Volkswagen e-Golf
BMW 330e
Porsche Cayenne Plug-in
19
11
8
4
11

3




6
1

98
96
83
45
33
10
10
9
8
8
8
7
6
5
15
15
13
7
5
2
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
13
6
N/A
2
4
7
N/A
N/A
N/A
9
5
N/A
15
9
16
17
18
18
18

Audi Q7 e-Tron
BMW i8
Porsche Panamera PHEV
Mercedes E350e
Renault Zoe 
Others



1
1
1
4
3
2
2
2
6
1
0
0
0
0
1
N/A 
8
N/A
N/A
14

TOTAL90639100

Source: mia.org.nz


Plug-ins and regular hybrids

Pl
Model
Sep.
Sales  
1
 Toyota Camry Hybrid
50
2
  Toyota Corolla Hybrid
39
3
Mit. Outlander PHEV
24
4
Hyundai Ioniq Electric
19
5
Toyota Prius C
17


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 two plug-ins in the Top 5, with the Hyundai Ioniq BEV joining the Outlander PHEV.

An interesting stat, is that while the BEV version of the Ioniq registered 19 units last month, the HEV only did four. I think this says something on what people really want.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Canada August 2017 & September Preview

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Tesla Month

The big news were of course both Teslas surpassing the Nissan Leaf, with the Model S now in the last place of the podium, while the Nissan Leaf stumbled to #5, having registered only 50 units, its worst result in 30 months. t seems the local importer is now in Leaf II waiting mode.

But other important changes occurred in the Top 10, with the Prius Prime joining the club in #9, thanks to 91 units, while the irregular Chrysler Pacifica PHEV joined the Volvo XC90 PHEV in #10.

Looking into September preliminary results, we have the leader Chevrolet Volt returning to form, with an all-time record of 483 units, followed by its younger Bolt relative, clocking 227 registrations, its best result since March, all while the Prius Prime maintained its pace (88 units), the Leaf confirmed to be in “waiting mode”, with only 19 deliveries, and the recently arrived VW e-Golf registered a surprising 122 units, an impressive feat that could mean the German hatch has major ambitions in this market.

Looking at the manufacturers ranking, Chevrolet (24%) is stable at the Throne, keeping Tesla (18%) at just enough distance.

In Third Place we have Nissan, with 9% share, doing its best to save its Bronze Medal from Ford (7%) and BMW (6%).

  
Pl
Canada
August
YTD
%
1
Chevrolet Volt
295
2524
24
2
Chevrolet Bolt EV
82
1065
10
3
Tesla Model S  
105
946
9
4
Tesla Model X
95
923
9
5
Nissan Leaf
50
909
9
6
Audi A3 e-Tron
27
393
4
6
Kia Soul EV  
52
393
4
8
Hyundai Ioniq Electric
73
384
4
9
Toyota Prius Prime
91
333
3
10
Volvo XC90 PHEV
44
332
3
10
Chrysler Pacifica PHEV
65
332
3
12
Ford Focus Electric
67
326
3
13
Ford C-Max Energi   e)
30
240
2
14
Porsche Cayenne PHEV
14
219
2
15
Ford Fusion Energi   e)
25
200
2
16
BMW  i3
18
188
2
17
BMW X5 PHEV
10
174
2
18
Volkswagen e-Golf
40
163
2
19
BMW i8
7
71
1
20
BMW 330e
11
70
1
Others
34
215

TOTAL
1.238
10.406


Source: Green Car Reports 


Tesla Model S & Others

Pl
Model
Aug.
Sales  
1
 Mercedes E/CLS-Class
360
2
              BMW 5-Series
269
3
Tesla Model S
105
4
Porsche Panamera
67
5
Volvo S90
66

Looking at the full-size vehicles general ranking, the top two continue in their usual positions, with the Model S collecting another Bronze Medal, but below it, the remaining competition is well behind, with new faces showing up in the Top 5: The Porsche Panamera was Fourth and the Volvo S90, Fifth.

If all is (good) 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, this time it has even fallen out of its class Top 10, recording only 95 deliveries in a fast growing segment.