|The Zoe is back with the Big Boys. And all it took was to include the Batteries...|
Models - Zoe is Back
To put that number in context, last year, the total sales number was 212.508, not bad, eh?
The podium places were deeply cemented over the year, so there's not much to talk about there (Although, the Nissan Leaf lost another point in share...), from the Fourth Place below is where the fun starts, the ever-improving #8 BYD Qin (1.702 units, tenth consecutive record), distanced itself from the suddenly-slow selling Fusion Energi.
There was also a position change in the bottom place of the ranking, with the i-rejuvenated Renault Zoe (1.324 units) displaced the slower-selling Ford C-Max Energi (658 units) from the #10 spot.
Segmenting the market by car sizes and types, you can see the Top 3 dominating their segments (C - Leaf; SUV - Outlander; E - Model S), the BMW i3 comfortable in the B-Segment leadership and the Ford Fusion also at ease on the D-Segment.
But, what about the other less visible segments?
Here's how they stand, in the A-Segment, the VW e-Up! is holding on to the leadership, despite the Smart Fortwo ED staying just 123 units behind and gaining ground (569 vs 464 in October), MPV's are Ford C-Max Energi territory, just like the LCV's are Renault's (Kangoo ZE), in the Pick-Up Truck segment, the Mitsu Minicab Miev Truck continues to soldier on alone, while in the Coupe/Sports Car niche, the Cadillac ELR (1.073 units) is losing ground to the BMW i8 every passing month and should see the german car pass it like a bullet somewhere in the months left to the year end.
|2||Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV||2.569||27.115||10||5|
|3||Tesla Model S||2.352||24.029||9||4|
|4||Chevrolet Volt (1)||1.569||18.001||7||2|
|9||Ford Fusion Energi||696||10.152||4||9|
Toyota has been under-performing these last months, and Renault is having a Renaissance, being the #5 best selling brand in October, with 1.957 units, its best result of the year so far, let's see if the Battery Included policy will continue to improve the french brand results.
e) - Estimate
Questions for November
1 - Will Tesla or Kandi surprise?
2 - Will the Outlander PHEV post a year best result?
3 - Can Chevrolet reach the #4 Ford?...
4 - ...And can Kandi reach Toyota in the manufacturers ranking?