Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Portugal May 2017

Image result for BMW i3 in portugal
Who said you couldn't do long trips on an i3?...

BMW ahead of the pack 

EV Sales continue on the rise in Portugal, with sales in 2017 up 88% YoY to 1.289 units, with the Plug-in Share at a record 1.3%, with the PEV fleet of passenger cars having just surpassed the 5.000 units.

At this pace, we expect 2017 to end at some 2.500-3.000 3.500-4.000 registrations by year end, with the EV Share ending firmly north of the 1,5% barrier.

After years of underwelming performances, the Renault Zoe finally rose to the expectations, leading the market with 238 registrations, already above the result achieved in the whole of 2016.

The Second Place is in the hands wheels of its Alliance cousin, with the Nissan Leaf selling in enough volume (31 units last month) to be the runner-up, a significant feat for ageing nameplate, with Nissan now harnessing the fruits for spreading the word since the beggining, back in 2010, now making the Leaf synonymous with EV in Portugal.

Another popular brand is BMW, placing three models in the Top 10, which has been profiting from the company car business to pull the BMW 330e to Third Place overall, while also being the best selling PHEV.

Finally, Mercedes GLC350e registered a record 18 units last month, thus replicating the success that the SUV has been experiencing across Europe and reaching #8.

In the manufacturers ranking, thanks to a strong lineup, BMW is baack in the lead, with 28% share, followed by Renault (19%) and Mercedes (14%).


Pl
Portugal
May
2017
%
Pl '16
1
2
Renault Zoe
Nissan Leaf
28
31
238
158
19
12
6
1
3BMW 330e 1113410
7
4Mitsu. Outlander PHEV
16
99
8
3
4
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
14
16
16
18
19
20
20
20
20
24
25
26
26
BMW 225xe Active Tourer
Mercedes C350e
BMW i3
Mercedes GLC350e
Volkswagen Passat GTE
Volvo V60 Plug-In
Mercedes E350e
Toyota Prius PHEV
BMW 530e
Kia Soul EV
Volkswagen e-Golf
Volkswagen Golf GTE
BMW X5 40e
BMW 740e
Audi Q7 e-Tron
Volvo XC90 PHEV
Porsche Cayenne Plug-In
Tesla Model S
Tesla Model X
Volkswagen e-Up!
BMW i8
Mercedes B250e
Mercedes S500e
21
34
19
18
11
10
14
7
11

6
2
4
2
2
1
3
2
2


1

97
92
86
60
50
48
33
31
26
16
16
14
14
13
9
7
7
7
7
6
5
4
4
8
7
6
5
4
4
3
2
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
0
0
0
0
13
2
4
22
10
5
N/A
27
N/A
11
18
8
10
23
31
28
20
15
26
23
21
19
25
26
29
30
30
Audi A3 e-Tron
Citröen e-Berlingo
Hyundai Ioniq Electric
Mercedes GLE500e
1
2


4
2
1
1
0
0
0
0
28
N/A
N/A
N/A

TOTAL2591.289100

Source: ACAP

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

Resultado de imagem para tesla model s in new zealand


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