Friday, August 26, 2016

World Top 10 July 2016

BYD Qin: "I'm baaack..."


Models - Tesla Model S #1 in July, Nissan Leaf (still) Leader YTD

The global EV market continues to grow at rapid pace, with over 63.000 units delivered in July, representing a 63% growth YoY, with YTD sales up 53%, we are headed for a total sales number this year between 800.000 units to one Million EV's.

In the models ranking, the Best Seller of the Month was the Tesla Model S, thanks to a best ever First-Month-of-the-Quarter result (3.728 units), achieving also for the first time the Best Seller status in this phase.

Looking at the YTD ranking, the Chevrolet Volt managed to surpass the Renault Zoe and is now in #5, but the #7 BYD Qin is unrelentlessly in the ranking, so the GM will have to watch its back in the future, if it wants to keep its position. 

There is a new face in the ranking, the SAIC Roewe e550 PHEV sedan is the new #10, making it the fourth Chinese Vehicle in the ranking, more than the USA and Japan (Both have two), or Germany and France (One each).


PlWORLDJuly YTD%'15Pl
1Nissan Leaf3.24332.37792
2Tesla Model S3.72825.62771
3BYD Tang3.03222.16668
4
5
6
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
Chevrolet Volt
Renault Zoe
1.676
2.796
1.135
17.112
13.920
13.117
5
4
4
3
9
7
7BYD Qin2.75612.16034
8BMW i32.46011.77735
9BAIC E-Series EV1.35611.333311
10SAIC Roewe e5502.06510.076315

TOTAL 63.045
374.262



Manufacturers -  The Fall & Fall of Mitsubishi

BYD continues to be the Master In Command, in July it delivered another impressive result, with 10.226 units (The second best performance ever), while Nissan and Tesla are running for the Second Place.

Below the podium, BMW is firm in the Fourth position, while Mitsubishi is losing positions every passing month, it is now #6, when in February it was three positions above. With BAIC and Chevrolet selling at a higher level, it won't be surprising to see the Japanese automaker end the year at #9... 

Looking below the #10 Ford, JAC remains close (10.753 units), but the real threat is SAIC Roewe, #11 with 12.118 units, having scored 2.887 units last month, thus putting pressure at the American brand for the next few months in the race for the last place in the ranking.

PlWORLDJulyYTD%'15Pl
1BYD10.22653.380141
2Nissan3.49034.36294
3Tesla4.68333.62092
4BMW4.16426.04976
5
6
7
Volkswagen
Mitsubishi
BAIC
2.967
1.973
3.993
20.064
19.812
18.577
5
5
5
5
3
12
8Renault1.60917.09058
9Chevrolet3.13915.750411
10Ford2.19013.343410





Thursday, August 25, 2016

Europe July 2016

Image result for 2016 Outlander PHEV and the beach


VW Passat GTE impresses during Summertime Chill Season 


This article is being simultaneously published on CleanTechnica & EV Obsession.

The European EV market had more than 13.000 registrations last month, down 4% over July 2015, the slowdown in sales are more visible on the BEV side, now that buyers are waiting for the upcoming long-range models. Nevertheless, the market is set to surpass the 200.000 units by year end.

Looking at the Monthly Ranking:

Image result for 2016 Outlander PHEV and the beach 
#1 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV – Despite the Japanese SUV being the Best Seller in July, with 1.490 units, the fact is that its sales have dropped 14% YoY, this being the fifth month in a row of slowing sales. Talk about bittersweet victory... Although growing in important markets, like Norway or Sweden, Mitsubishi hasn’t found a way to replace the average 300-400 units/month it had last year in the Dutch market and to stop the sales bleeding in the UK. Is Mitsubishi’s star product becoming passé?

 Image result for 2016 Passat GTE
#2 VW Passat GTE – Thanks to Sweden and Norway, big time Passat GTE buyers, Volkswagen’s midsize offering reached the Second Position, its highest ranking ever, with 1.178 units, its best score this year. With the right mix of space, practicality, low carbon emissions and power, the Passat GTE is destined for success as company car for middle managers.

Image result for 2016 Renault Zoe on the beach
#3 Renault Zoe – The French hatch sales went back to black, in July, with registrations up 16% YoY to 1.135 units. With Germany compensating for the seasonal slowdown of its domestic market, the French hatchback is enjoying the summer break to chill and return en force in September, preparing itself for the big Renault-Nissan Alliance product showdown at the Paris Auto Show…   

Image result for 2016 Golf GTE on the beach 
#4 Volkswagen Golf GTE – The (not so) surprise of the month, VW’s sporty hatch returned to the Top 5, reaching #4, with 834 units, but sales are down 52% YoY, with last year result inflated by the Netherlands and currently suffering from internal competition from its Passat GTE larger sibling, the plug-in hybrid version of Europe’s Best Selling car will have a hard time in the near future, especially when the longer range VW e-Golf lands.

 Image result for 2016 Nissan Leaf on the beach
#5 Nissan Leaf – Sales of the Japanese hatch were down 25% in July, to 805 units, its worst performance of the year, with registrations dropping across the continent. In normal circumstances, Nissan would be worried and would try to pull some tricks to turn things around, but this time, the Japanese brand is just keeping production at minimal levels to avoid big unsold stocks, waiting for the big EV Push to be made by the Alliance at the Paris Auto Show.



YTD Ranking

Looking at the YTD ranking, this month there was only one significant change, with the VW Passat GTE jumping to #6, looking enviously to the Fifth Position of its Golf GTE relative.

But the race for #5 will also be made by the BMW i3, once the expected tsunami of 33kWh units arrives.

In the midst of the Summertime Chill season, besides the Passat GTE, other two models outside the Top 20 also did their best, the Mercedes GLE500e had 136 units registered, its best performance ever, while the Audi Q7 e-Tron did even better, with 352 deliveries, by far its best month to date, already pulling it to #13 in the July ranking.

(Un)Coincidentally, both are Big Luxury SUV’s, something that seems to be the Trend du Jour these days.

Looking at the manufacturers ranking, the trophy bearer, Volkswagen (16%) has managed to keep Renault (15%) at bay, while the increasingly menacing BMW (13%) is just waiting for the 33 kWh i3 to arrive, in order to reach the Top Two.


Pl
Europe
July
2016
%
'15Pl
1
Renault Zoe
1.135
13.007
12
2
2
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
1.490
12.614
11
1
3
Nissan Leaf
805
11.659
10
5
4
Tesla Model S
567
7.469
7
4
5
6
Volkswagen Golf GTE
Volkswagen Passat GTE
834
1.178
6.519
5.900
6
5
3
12
7
Volvo XC90 T8
718
5.740
5
18
8
BMW i3
561
5.455
5
6
9
Mercedes C350e
752
4.872
4
11
10
11
Volkswagen e-Golf
Audi A3 e-Tron
495
398
4.384
3.813
4
3
4
7
12
13
14
BMW X5 40e
BMW 330e
BMW 225xe Active Tourer
310
419
350
2.932
2.752
2.501
3
2
2
22
37
32
15
Renault Kangoo ZE
274
2.224
2
13
16
Kia Soul EV
264
2.118
2
10
17
Volvo V60 Plug-In
263
1.887
2
9
18
19
20
Mercedes B250e
Porsche Cayenne Plug-In
Nissan e-NV200 / Evalia
172
191
194
1.725
1.680
1.611
2
1
1
17
14
15
TOTAL
13.104
112.144




Belgium July 2016

Off to Knokke?

Off to Knokke-Heist 

July is usually a slow selling month in Belgium, as the locals migrate massively to Oostende, Knokke -Heist and other summer resorts, but despite this, sales were up 130% to 545 EV's registered, with the EV Share steady at 1.5%.

As usual, AWD vehicles continue to top the ranking, with all podium places in July belonging to such vehicles: The Volvo XC90 T8 (91 units) was once again the Monthly Best-Seller, followed by the BMW X5 PHEV (101) and the BMW 225xe Act. Tourer (39). Interestingly, the fourth place went also to BMW, as the 330e (38 units) accentuates the strong lineup that BMW has made.

Speaking of BMW, it's i3 rose one position to #7, as the first 33kWh units were delivered. Will we see three BMW's in the Top 6 soon? I wouldn't bet against it.

Underlining the never-ending appetite of this market for SUV's, the two models with highest rises in the ranking are two recent additions to that class: The Audi Q7 e-Tron jumps to #27, while the Mercedes GLC350e does even better, climbing to #23.

In the manufacturers ranking, leader BMW (28%, up 1%) continues to increase share, while Volvo (21%, down 1%) is losing steam. In Third we have Porsche, with 11%, followed closely by Mercedes, with 10%. Fun fact, Mercedes sold 52 PHEV SUV's and only 31 plug-in cars in July...


PlBelgiumJulyYTD%'15Pl
1Volvo XC90 T8 911.1062113
2BMW X5 40e 1017511415
3
4
Porsche Cayenne Plug-In
Tesla Model S
21
20
534
401
10
7
2
1
5Nissan Leaf2435178
6BMW 225xe Active Tourer392685N/A
7BMW i3 *2621543
8Mercedes C350e17208416
9
BMW 330e
381994N/A
10Mercedes GLE500e30179327
11Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV1514336
12
13
14
15
Renault Zoe
Volkswagen Passat GTE
Audi A3 e-Tron
BMW i8
6
26
7
5
136
111
96
73
3
2
2
1
18
33
7
9
16
17
17
19
Volkswagen Golf GTE
Mercedes B250e
Mercedes S500e
Porsche Panamera Plug-In
4
8
6
3
69
64
62
52
1
1
1
1
5
11
14
10
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
32
34
34

Volvo V60 Plug-In
Nissan e-NV200 / Evalia
Renault Twizy e)
Mercedes GLC350e
Volkswagen e-Golf
Renault Kangoo ZE
Toyota Prius Plug-In
Audi Q7 e-Tron
Kia Soul EV
Citroen C-Zero
Volkswagen e-Up!
Peugeot iOn
Smart Fortwo ED
Citroen Berlingo EV
Peugeot Partner EV
Citröen e-Mehari
Others
5
3
6
22
2


15
1


2



3

50
49
46
39
31
30
29
20
19
13
12
9
5
5
4
4
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
21
15
N/A
17
N/A
25
N/A
23
24
21
20
19
N/A
N/A
N/A


TOTAL5455.387100

Source: FEBIAC


* - 12 Bev + 14 Rex