Friday, February 17, 2017

Austria January 2017

Image result for BMW i3 Renault Zoe
Charging for another duel

Renault Zoe Shines, VW e-Golf sinks


Austrian plug-in sales were up 35% YoY to 412 new EV's in January, placing the EV Share at a record 1,64%.

Looking at the models ranking, the podium positions remained unchanged, with the Renault Zoe (104 units, best result in 10 months) in the lead, thanks to the start of mass deliveries of the ZE 40 version, behind it the French hatchback has its arch-rival, called BMW i3, with 94 units, while the Tesla Model S started the year in Third Place, with 37 units. 

Looking elsewhere, the VW e-Golf had its worst month in two years, with only two deliveries, no doubt due to the improved version being just a couple of months away.

In the manufacturers ranking, Renault  (25% Share) started as leader, but with last year winner BMW (24%) right behind, it looks to be another entertaining year to look at, with the Third Placed Tesla (13%) looking at the duel from a far. 

PlAustriaJan.YTD%'16Pl
1Renault Zoe104104251
2
3
4
BMW i3 *
Tesla Model S
Kia Soul EV
94
37
24
94
37
24
22
9
6
2
3
8
5Nissan Leaf232365
6Audi Q7 e-Tron e)202057
7
8
8
10
11
12
Tesla Model X
Volvo XC90 T8 e)
Mercedes B250e
Volkswagen e-Up!
Nissan e-NV200 / Evalia
BMW 225xe Act. Tourer e)
16
15
15
8
7
5
16
15
15
8
7
5
4
4
4
2
2
1
10
11
6
15
19
9
12Peugeot iOn55
1
24
12BMW X5 40e   e)55123
12
Mercedes GLC350e  e) 5
5
1
31
12
Mercedes C350e  e)5
5
1
12
12
12
12
Mitsu. Outlander PHEV  e)
Volkswagen Passat GTE e)
Volkswagen Golf GTE e)
5
5
5
5
5
5
1
1
1
14
15
13
20
20
22
23
Citröen C-Zero
Hyundai Ioniq Electric
Volkswagen e-Golf
BMW i8
3
3
2
1
3
3
2
1
1
1
0
0
25
27
4
21

TOTAL412412100

Source: http://myampera.wordpress.com

* - 92 BEV + 2 REX

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Switzerland January 2017

Image result for bmw i3 vs renault zoe switzerland
Ready, Set, Go!


BMW i3 vs Zoe 


The Swiss EV market registered some 500 units last month, up 20% YoY, with the EV Share up to a record 2.7%.

The BMW i3 started the year in the lead, with 86 units, followed by its subcompact arch-rival, the French Zoe, with 70 units.

Tesla placed their nameplates right behind the top two, this time with the Model X (54 units) outrunning its Model S (49) sibling.

In the manufacturers ranking, BMW (34%) jumped to First, with is First, followed by Tesla (19%) and
Renault (13%).

PlSwitzerlandJan.YTD%'16Pl
1
2
3
BMW i3
Renault Zoe
Tesla Model X
86
70
54
86
70
54
17
13
10
2
4
5
4
5
Tesla Model S
BMW 330e  e)
49
30
49
30
9
6
1
12
6
BMW 225xe Act. Tourer e)
25
25
5
16
6BMW X5 40e  e)2525512
8Audi A3 e-Tron e)202043
8
8
Audi Q7 e-Tron e)
Volkswagen Golf GTE e)
20
20
20
20
4
4
25
6
8
12
13
13
13
Volkswagen Passat GTE e)
Nissan Leaf
Mercedes C350e  e)
Mercedes GLC350e  e)
Mitsu. Outlander PHEV  e)
20
17
10
10
10
20
17
10
10
10
4
3
2
2
2
11
10
18
29
7
13
13
18
Porsche Cayenne Plug-In e)
Volvo XC90 PHEV e)
Hyundai Ioniq Electric e)
10
10
8
10
10
8
2
2
2
8
15
26
19
19
19
Mercedes B250e  e)
Volkswagen e-Up! e)
BMW 740e e)
5
5
5
5
5
5
1
1
1
9
27
34
19Mercedes E350e  e)551N/A
19Mercedes GLE500e  e)55130
24Peugeot iOn33128
24
26
26
28
28
Kia Soul EV  e)
BMW i8
Citröen C-Zero
Citröen e-Mehari
Mitsubishi I-Miev
3
2
2
1
1
3
2
2
1
1
1
0
0
0
0
12
21
24
33
22

TOTAL531531100

e) Estimate

Source: auto-suisse.ch

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

China PHEV Buses 2016

Image result for PHEV Bus China

Complementing this report, which focused solely on BEV Buses, with PHEV sales data now in hand, we have a clearer picture of where the eBuses market is going in China, while BEV buses continued to grow in 2016, albeit in a more moderate rate, last year PHEV buses have actually seen their sales decrease.

Has PHEV technology peaked in 2015, like HEVs did in 2013?


China Buses by Technology



2012 2013 2014 2015 2016


BEV 1904 1672 12760 94260 115700

PHEV 313 2637 16500 23051 19376


HEV 5825 6111 797


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Netherlands January 2017

Image result for ioniq electric in netherlands
Ioniq Electric: Surprise Leader

"...Upside down..."

"Boy you Incentives turn me / Inside out / And round and round"  

This could be the tune of last month in the Dutch EV market, with 717 units registered, sales were down 94% regarding the previous month, due to the incentives-derived stampede of December, the last month for PHEVs to have access to company car incentives.

So one would expect yet another sales hangover like in previous years, but actually registrations weren't that catastrophic, as the 717 units represent a 27% increase YoY, with BEVs doubling sales regarding January 2016, with market share reaching 1.4%.

Will we see this market shift away for good from plug-in hybrids? If that were to happen, it would be a case study on how incentives can influence plug-in markets.

Looking at the top Best Sellers, one can see that the best selling plug-in hybrid shows up only in Seventh (Volvo XC90 PHEV, 46 units), we have to go back to the Middle Ages (2011) to see the Best Selling PHEV this down in the ranking.

An eventful surprise shows up in Number One, with the Hyundai Ioniq Electric starting the year in the leadership, with 95 units, the Korean first #1 outside its home market, followed by three long range BEVs (Some more than others...), which once again proves that range matters

Pl
Model
Sales  
1
Hyundai Ioniq Electric
95
2
BMW i3 *
88
3
Renault Zoe
70
4
Tesla Model S
65
4
Nissan Leaf
63

Looking elsewhere, while PHEV models should still have a significant portion of units that were ordered for December but were only registered in January, it is interesting to see some all-electric models coming alive, like the eight Citröen C-Zero registered, its best result in four years, or the 70 units of the Renault Zoe, its best result in three years, no doubt due to the deliveries of the ZE 40 version.

In the manufacturers ranking, things aren't that upside down as in the models ranking, last year runner-up, BMW, adapted quite well to the new environment, besides extensive, BMW's lineup proves that is also able to play in both sides of the field (BEV and PHEV) with equal efficiency, starting the year in the leadership with 17% share, followed by Tesla (16%) and Hyundai (13%).

Pl
Netherlands
Jan.
YTD
%
'16Pl
1
2
Hyundai Ioniq Electric
BMW i3 *
95
88
95
88
13
12
23
14
3
Renault Zoe
70
70
10
17
4
Tesla Model S
65
65
9
5
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Nissan Leaf
Tesla Model X
Volvo XC90 PHEV
Volkswagen Passat GTE
Porsche Cayenne Plug-in
Audi Q7 e-Tron
Mercedes GLC350e
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
63
50
46
43
20
16
15
12
63
50
46
43
20
16
15
12
9
7
6
6
3
2
2
2
13
15
3
1
22
6
31
7
12
Nissan e-NV200 / Evalia
12
12
2
16
12
15
16
Mercedes C350e
BMW 225xe Active Tourer
Mercedes E350e
12
11
10
12
11
10
2
2
1
4
11
10
16
Kia Soul EV  
10
10
1
27
18
Mercedes B250e 
8
8
1
20
18
18
21
21
Citröen C-Zero
BMW X5 40e
Volkswagen Golf GTE
Volvo V60 Plug-In
8
8
7
7
8
8
7
7
1
1
1
1
38
26
8
9
23
Audi A3 e-Tron
6
6
1
12
23
23
26
27
27
27
30
31
32
BMW 330e
Mercedes S500e
Mercedes GLE500e
Volkswagen e-Up!
Peugeot iOn
BMW 740e
Toyota Prius Plug-In
BMW i8
Kia Optima PHEV
6
6
5
4
4
4
3
2
1
6
6
5
4
4
4
3
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
0
0
0
2
35
30
24
34
18
25
29
21
TOTAL
717
717
100
                   

* - 86 Bev + 2 Rex

Source: RAI Vereniging

Monday, February 13, 2017

Germany January 2017

Image result for Zoe vs i3



Even the Germans are getting into EV's!

Some 2.715 plug-in passenger cars were registered last month in Germany, up 90% YoY, with the EV Share starting the year at a record 1.12%, significantly above from the 0.75% registered last year, it's been a long time coming, but it seems that this market is finally warming up to plug-ins.

Looking at the January Best Selling models, the BMW i3 started the year where it left off 2016, in the lead, in this case with 388 units, this time followed by the Outlander PHEV (282 units, best result in 19 months) and the BMW 225 Act. Tourer (210 units).

Just outside the podium we have the Renault Zoe, with a rather disappointing 180 units, it seems Renault prioritized other markets for the ZE 40 deliveries, while Kia registered 177 units of its Soul EV.

PlModel
Sales  
1BMW i3388
2Mit. Outlander PHEV282
3BMW 225xe A. Tourer210
4
Renault Zoe
180
5Kia Soul EV177

Looking below, the veteran Nissan Leaf continues to post surprisingly good results (115 units, up 51% YoY), no doubt thanks to generous incentives, but the same can't be said about the VW e-Golf and Golf GTE twins, both experiencing their lowest sales levels in over two years, the 2017 edition of both models can't come soon enough.

Rather surprisingly, in January we saw the arrival of the first 13 units of the Opel Ampera-e, no doubt demonstration units, this model is another test on whether the European arm of GM is serious about EV's or if it's just empty talking, if they indeed follow the talk by walking the walk, expect this model to be a frequent Best Seller in the second half of the year.

In the manufacturers ranking, BMW (22%) started the year in the lead, followed by Mercedes(!), with 13% share (It ended 2016 in Fifth, with 8% share) and Volkswagen (12%).

An interesting bit of (Not so) trivia is that BEV's grew faster (150% vs 59%) than PHEV's, which is a good indication for the remainder of the year.

PlGermanyJan. YTD%'16 Pl
1
2
BMW i3 *
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
388
282
388
282
14
10
1
6
3
4
BMW 225xe Active Tourer
Renault Zoe
210
180
210
180
8
7
10
2
5
6
Kia Soul EV
Volkswagen Passat GTE
177
157
177
157
7
6
7
9
6Audi A3 e-Tron15715764
8Nissan Leaf115115411
9Tesla Model S96964
5
10
11
12
Mercedes C350e  e)
Volkswagen e-Up!
Volvo XC90 T8 
95
93
88
95
93
88
3
3
3
15
17
13
13
14
15
Mercedes B250e
Audi Q7 e-Tron
Mercedes GLC350e 
68
60
55
68
60
55
3
2
2
18
13
23
15Tesla Model X
55
55219
17
17
19
20
21
21
23
24
24
24
27
27
29
30
31
32
33
34

Peugeot iOn
Mercedes E350e
Mercedes GLE500e
Hyundai Ioniq Electric
BMW 740e
Volkswagen Golf GTE
BMW 330e
Porsche Cayenne Plug-In
Nissan e-NV200 / Evalia
Volkswagen e-Golf
BMW X5 40e
Citröen C-Zero
Porsche Panamera PHEV
BMW i8
Mercedes S500e   e)
Opel Ampera-e
Volvo V60 Plug-In
Kia Optima PHEV
Others
54
54
52
29
26
26
24
21
21
21
18
18
17
16
15
13
7
3
4
54
54
52
29
26
26
24
21
21
21
18
18
17
16
15
13
7
3
4
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
0
0
0
 1
31
32
24
35
28
8
20
21
29
12
22
34
30
27
26
N/A
25
39

TOTAL
2.715
2.715
100


* - 244 Bev + 144 Rex 

Source: kba.de