Models - Nissan Leaf starts at #1
The global EV market had a sales slump last month, with the 39.000 units delivered in January representing a meager 2% growth YoY, this sudden growth drop cannot be attributed to the US market or Europe, but to the dismal performance of the Chinese market.
In the meantime, the Nissan Leaf started the year in the leadership, something that wouldn't be much of a surprise, if it wasn't the oldest model in this Top 10 and the lowest range all-electric car here. Still, it has two important aces: First, it is sold worldwide, second, and most importantly, at this point Nissan has enough margin to make some deep discounts, winning customers by price.
In Second we have the ZE 40-boosted Renault Zoe, the best position ever achieved by the French model, and that's without selling it in China or North America, now imagine how high it could get if Renault decided to deliver in those two markets...
Below these two, we have a couple more surprises, with the BMW i3 reaching Third Place and the Tesla Model X narrowly surpassing its older brother Model S, while in the second half of the Top 10, there are three new models to the ranking, with the Toyota Prius Prime already appearing in #7, the VW Passat GTE showing up in #8, confirming the importance of the European ranking this month, while the Volvo XC90 PHEV(!) shows up in #10, the first time in a long time (Since 2014) that a Volvo sits this high in the ranking.
Interestingly, there's no Chinese model in sight...
|Tesla Model X|
Tesla Model S
|7||Toyota Prius Prime||1.366||1.366||3||64|
|8||Volkswagen Passat GTE||1.340||1.340||3||19|
|9||Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV||1.337||1.337||3||5|
|10||Volvo XC90 T8||1.190||1.190||3||26|
Manufacturers - BMW #1!
BMW started the year on a high note, leading the EV charge with 5.232 units, or 3.6% of all the brand sales last month, followed by a strong Nissan and a close Tesla.
Chevrolet and Renault benefited from fresh product to climb in the ranking, but the most surprising results show up below them, with Mercedes hitting #7, its highest position ever, mostly thanks to their GLC350e SUV sales climb, while Volvo was #9, with 4% of all sales coming from the Swedish maker wearing a plug, and SAIC Roewe was #10, with over a thousand PHEV's registered, or some 5% of all sales coming from the automaker in January.
But, what about BYD??? Well, it was #17, with 705 units...