Thursday, December 14, 2017

Finland November 2017

Image result for Porsche Panamera vs Volvo S90
Volvo: Now in Third

Record Month

Finland has become one of my favorite markets to report, because news are always good, and November was no exception, with a record 357 PEV's sold, up 179% regarding the same month last year, with the PEV Share reaching a best ever 3.7% in November, pulling the 2017 share to a record 2.5%.

The 109% YoY progression this year is even more impressive, considering the overall stagnating (-0.5%) local auto market.

In a traditionally PHEV-friendly market (83% share), BEVs are growing faster (+141%) than plug-in hybrids, which is a good sign for the upcoming long range BEVs, scheduled to arrive next year.  

In a record month, there are plenty of good results across the table, with the leader Mercedes GLC350e scoring 53 registrations, its best result in five months, while the runner-up improved its personal best to 31 deliveries last month.

But the hero of the month was once again Volvo, mostly thanks to the recent XC60 PHEV, grabbing 78 deliveries in its only third month on the market (New monthly record for a single model), jumping to Fifth Place, while the S90 and V90 PHEV twins also impressed, delivering 29 units last month and climbing to #12 in the YTD ranking.

Looking at the manufacturers ranking, Mercedes (20%, down 1%) is at the top, with a 21 units lead over BMW (20%, also down 1%) in Second, while Volvo (15%, up 4%) is now firm in Third, distancing itself from Volkswagen (11%).

PlFinland
Nov.
 YTD '17
   %
Pl '16
1
2
3
3
Mercedes GLC350e
Volkswagen Passat GTE
BMW 530e 
Volvo XC90 T8
53
31
17
18
468
215
163
163
17
8
6
6
15
2
N/A
1
5
6
Volvo XC60 PHEV
Audi Q7 e-Tron
78
8
157
141
6
5
N/A
9
7
8
Tesla Model S
BMW 330e
14
10
126
117
5
4
5
3
9BMW 225xe Active Tourer61044
7
10
10
12
13
14
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
Tesla Model X
Volvo S/V90 PHEV
Porsche Panamera PHEV
BMW X5 40e
1
7
29
5
8
89
89
85
70
69
3
3
3
3
3
6
14
N/A
N/A
4
15Nissan Leaf
2
65
2
7
16
17
18
19
20

Kia Optima PHEV
Hyundai Ioniq Electric
Volkswagen Golf GTE
Mercedes E350e
Renault Zoe
Others
15
2
5
2
9
37
63
54
52
51
50
286
2
2
2
2
2
10

TOTAL3572.677 100


Source: trafi.fi

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Australia November 2017 (Top 5 Draft)

Image result for Tesla in Australia

Tesla Wins Australia

After a long interruption, Australia is back on the radar, although with unconfirmed data, so if anyone can validate this, it would be much appreciated.

Some 1.563 plug-ins were sold in so far this year, up 3% YoY, but still down 2% regarding 2015, the best year for PEVs in this market, with the PEV Share stuck at 0.14%, a much lower level than the neighboring New Zealand (0.8%).

Looking at the models ranking, the three time Best Seller ('14-'16) Mitsu Outlander PHEV has strangely disappeared from the top spots, leaving the road open to Tesla to make a 1-2 win, with the American brand already breaking their sales record here, with one month to go.

In the remaining Top 5 positions, the BMW i3 is running ahead of the Mercedes C350e for the Bronze Medal.

In the manufacturers ranking, there's really no competition for Tesla, with 56% share, followed by BMW (20%), which benefits from an extensive lineup, while Mercedes (11%) is running to keep its Third position.


Australia  2017Pl '16
Tesla Model S 4602
Tesla Model X425N/A
BMW i3
Mercedes C350e
Volvo XC90 PHEV
Others
137
129
71
341
3
N/A
N/A
TOTAL1.563

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