Monday, January 16, 2017

Germany December 2016

Image result for Zoe vs i3
Running neck to neck for Number One


Renault Zoe vs BMW i3

Some 2.911 plug-ins were registered last month in Germany, some 7% behind last year result, with the full year registrations ending at 27.104 units, a 12% increase over 2015, with the EV Share ending at 0.81%, slightly above the 0.75% registered last year.

Looking at the monthly models ranking, after a slow November, BMW pushed the i3 deliveries in December and returned to the Top Spot, with 433 units, followed by its arch-enemy, the Renault Zoe, with only 239 units, or about half the registrations it had in the same month last year, with the ZE40 version still on the first stages of delivery, the French hatch sat in a sort of no-mans-land last month, losing a precious advantage over the i3, but more on that later...

In Third Place we have once again the BMW 225xe Act. Tourer scoring a personal best for the second month in a row, to 236 units, this is possibly the model that benefited the most from the new incentives scheme made this year by the German government.

Fourth we have the Audi A3 e-Tron (183 registrations), while in Fifth we have the Outlander PHEV, with 180 units, its best result since March, possibly due to some heavy discounting, after all, let's not forget the Japanese SUV is racing the Renault Zoe for Europe's Best Selling Plug-in title and the Renault model is being caught with its pants down...

PlModel
Sales  
1BMW i3433
2Renault Zoe239
3BMW 225xe A. Tourer236
4
Audi A3 e-Tron
183
5Mit. Outlander PHEV180

While the mainstream German market is known for its extreme stability (I mean, Glaciars change more each month), the plug-in niche is the complete opposite, with frequent changes and a balanced ranking, and December was no exception:

- The race for the Best Seller title was decided by just 58 units, the smallest distance ever, with the BMW i3 overcoming the Renault Zoe by 2.863 to 2.805, with the aforementioned deliveries push by BMW proving to be crucial for the Bavarian hot hatch Second title, after the one earned in 2014;

- The VW Golf GTE dropped to #8, by registering only 46 units, down 68% YoY, to the benefit of the Outlander PHEV, ending in Sixth, and the Kia Soul EV, Seventh;

- The BMW 225xe Active Tourer just made it to the Top 10, switching positions with the Nissan Leaf, while the Tesla Model X reached #19, while two recent models have left their mark on the 2016 ranking, with the Mercedes E350e reaching #32 and the Hyundai Ioniq Electric #35. Expect both of them to end 2017 much higher...

Looking at some highlights for 2016, the race between the top two was quite entertaining, with the Renault Zoe proving to be competitive in German lands (Then again, there is no VW e-Polo...), the VW Golf GTE and Outlander PHEV had significant YoY drops, while Kia this year had the common sense to send directly their Soul EV's to Norway, with "sales" consequently stumbling to more normal levels.   
BMW (19%) won its Second manufacturers title, with last year winner Volkswagen (15%) and the 2012 champion, Renault (13%,) completing the podium.

Looking at the BEV / PHEV breakdown, plug-in hybrids increased slightly their share (41% to 45%) regarding 2015, but they still are outsold by BEV's in Germany.


PlGermanyDec. YTD%'15 Pl
1
2
BMW i3 *
Renault Zoe
433
239
2.863
2.805
11
10
2
6
3
4
5
Audi A3 e-Tron
StreetScooter   e)
Tesla Model S
183
100
160
1.615
1.500
1.474
6
6
5
5
N/A
7
6
7
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
Kia Soul EV
180
121
1.436
1.384
5
5
3
1
8Volkswagen Golf GTE461.31554
9Volkswagen Passat GTE1421.25659
10
BMW 225xe Active Tourer2361.203420
11
12
13
Nissan Leaf
Volkswagen e-Golf
Audi Q7 e-Tron
112
28
52
1.121
860
797
4
3
3
10
8
24
14
15
16
Volvo XC90 T8
Mercedes C350e   e)
Renault Twizy   e)
77
47
30
689
681
680
3
3
3
28
13
15
17Volkswagen e-Up!
120
592212
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35

Mercedes B250e
Tesla Model X
BMW 330e
Porsche Cayenne Plug-In
BMW X5 40e
Mercedes GLC350e
Mercedes GLE500e
Volvo V60 Plug-In
Mercedes S500e    e)
BMW i8
BMW 740e
Nissan e-NV200 / Evalia
Porsche Panamera PHEV
Peugeot iOn
Mercedes E350e
Renault Kangoo ZE e)
Citroen C-Zero
Hyundai Ioniq Electric
Others
22
111
20
24
32
59
24
23
20
26
24
14
28
24
72
5
16
39
24
437
430
386
363
360
296
284
282
257
243
208
186
157
154
142
140
113
80
315
2
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
0
0
 1
14
N/A
32
17
22
N/A
29
18
19
16
N/A
25
23
36
N/A
N/A
36
N/A

TOTAL
2.911
27.104
100



* - 290 Bev + 143 Rex 


e) Estimate

Source: kba.de



Tesla Model S vs The Others (*)

Pl
Model
Dec.
2016
1
Porsche Panamera
273
2
Mercedes CLS
179
3
Tesla Model S
160
4
Audi A7
148
5
BMW 6-Series
106

The Tesla Model S deliveries were down 32% YoY, to 160 units, despite this significant drop, the Californian actually ended December in an honorable Third Spot, ahead of the BMW 6-Series and Audi A7while the Second Placed Mercedes CLS was only 19 units ahead. 

More than the Model S influence, it seems these German Autobahn bruisers are suffering from the launch of the new (And much cooler) Porsche Panamera, currently the undisputed Top Dog, with 273 units.


(*) - Considering that the German market is one of the hardest for Tesla to crack, the models we are comparing are not the volume sellers like the Audi A6 or BMW 5-Series, but those that are closer in concept and price to the Californian Sports Sedan.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Canada November 2016 & December Preview


"Voltary and Canadary, live together in perfect harmony..."


As the weather cools, so does sales in Canada's EV market. but despite this, registrations continue to far outpace previous years, the 854 units registered in November, represent an increase of 50% YoY, pulling the EV Share to a record 0.53% (0.62% in November), with the EV Market set to end the year at some 9.000 10.000 10.500 to 11.000 units by year end.

Looking at individual performances, the local sweetheart Chevrolet Volt was once again Best Seller of the month, with 316 units, something that has been doing since the year started. Will it be able to improve the two year streak (2011-2013) of the First Generation Volt?  

December spoiler alert: The Volt reached 272 units last month, up 24%, so the good news  continue to flow around Canada's favorite EV.

The other significant model with available numbers is the Nissan Leaf, with not so positive news, the 75 units  sold in December represent a drop of  38% YoY. 

Looking at the remaining models, the main news were the 67 units delivered of the Porsche Cayenne PHEV, a new personal best that allowed it to reach #7, on the other hand, the Tesla Model S only had 50 deliveries in November, its worst result since January.

A new (And surprising) model has arrived, with four Fiat 500e being registered in British Columbia, does this mean Fiat is actually interested in market its little EV in Canada, or was it just a one time thing?

After letting escape the 2015 manufacturers title to Tesla, Chevrolet (33% share) will be the most likely 2016 trophy bearer,  being followed by Tesla (24%, up 1%) and Nissan (13%, down 1%).

PlCanadaNov.YTD%
1Chevrolet Volt3163.46932
2Tesla Model S 501.42013
3Nissan Leaf831.37513
4Tesla Model X621.20111
5
6
7
8
9
Kia Soul EV 
Volvo XC90 T8
P. Cayenne Plug-In
Audi A3 e-Tron
BMW i3
72
46
67
30
33
693
507
340
320
311
6
5
3
3
3
10
11
BMW X5 40e
Ford C-Max Ener.  e)
29
12
262
227
2
2
12BMW i8 121591
13Ford Focus Electric71201
14
15
16
17
18
19
19
21
22
23
23
23
26
27
Mitsubishi I-Miev
Ford Fusion Ener. e)
Chevrolet Spark EV
BMW 330e
P. Panamera Plug-In
Cadillac ELR
Mercedes S550e
Smart Fortwo ED
Mercedes GLE550e
Renault Twizy
BMW 740e
Fiat 500e
Chevrolet Bolt
Porsche 918
6
1
3
6
1

5
1
5

3
4

86
71
49
36
25
13
13
7
5
4
4
4
3
1
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

TOTAL8549.724100

Source: Green Car Reports

Friday, January 13, 2017

Norway December 2016

Image result for 2016 bmw i3 in norway

 
Outlander PHEV Wins Best Selling Model Award

There were 3.667 new plug-ins sold in Norway last month, up 26% YoY, pulling the full year figures up to 45.662 units (Largest market in Europe), with the 2016 EV Share ending at 29.5%, a significant leap over the 22.8% of 2015 (Which was already a step above the 14% of 2014, and the 6% of 2013, the 3% of 2012...).

The Tesla Model X was the Best Selling plug-in in December, with 425 units, followed by the hot BMW i3, registering another 413 units, while the last place in the podium was for the surprising Audi A3 e-Tron with 369 units, a new personal record, possibly motivated by some nice discounts by the German carmaker.

The Hyundai Ioniq Electric was Fifth with 293 units, despite some production constraints (Apparently the Korean manufacturer wasn't expecting so much demand), the sleek hatchback is confirming itself as a force to be reckoned in 2017.

PlModelSales  
1Tesla Model X425
2BMW i3413
3Audi A3 e-Tron369
4Volkswagen Golf GTE
305
5Hyundai Ioniq Electric293

Looking at the 2016 ranking, we take a close look at the Five Best Selling Models performance:

#1 - Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV: For the first time ever, a PHEV was the Best Selling Plug-in in Norway, most importantly, the Japanese SUV was the Best Selling model, all fuels counted, but more on that below, after a record year (5.136 units), in no small part due to the more generous incentives to PHEV's, the 50 kms e-range SUV filled a gap in the market for decently-priced family-sized plug-ins, with the added comfort of AWD in snowy Norway. This year the PHEV seems easy to win again, it just have to keep an eye on the VW GTE models, but it won't be able to follow the pace of the new long range BEV's.

#2 - Volkswagen e-Golf: Despite a decent first half of the year, the German BEV dropped in the second half, unable to follow the Outlander PHEV in the race for Best Selling Plug-in and ending the year with 4.705 units, a large drop from the 8.943 sold in 2015, which granted at the time that year Best Seller title. Nevertheless, it won the Best Selling BEV Award, and with the new longer-range version coming soon, expect it to be one of the strong contenders for the 2017 Best Seller title.

#3 - Volkswagen Golf GTE: With its all-electric sibling faltering, it was up to the plug-in hybrid Golf to pick up the slack, and with 4.337 units registered, double of what it did in the previous year, it has done a good job at it, ending in Third. Even with a promised larger-battery coming in somewhere this year, don't expect the sporty hatch to repeat the Podium in 2017, as longer range BEV's, like the Opel Ampera-e and Renault Zoe will likely overcome their brands weaknesses and race the Nissan Leaf and BMW i3 for a podium seat.

#4 - Nissan Leaf: Norway's most popular EV, with over 20.000 units zooming the streets, the Japanese Hatchback had a year with ups and downs, after a strong beginning, thanks to the new 30kWh version, sales were down in the second half of 2016, no doubt influenced by the upcoming long range BEV's, set to arrive soon, but also by the never-ending rumors of an updated Nissan Leaf, coming somewhere in 2017. This years career will depend greatly of what Nissan has up its sleeve and how fast will it deliver, if it releases a greatly improved Leaf in the first months of the year, then a race for the Best Seller title is possible, if not, then it might not even reach a Top 5 position...

#5 - BMW i3: The German hot hatch 2016 performance proved once again that Size Matters (In batteries, at least), the BMW i3 had by far its best year in 2016, with 3.946 units, but 62% of deliveries were concentrated in the last four months of the year, when the 33 kWh version arrived en masse. With BMW now heavily focused in plug-ins and with another battery upgrade scheduled for late this year, expect it to be one of the strong contenders for the 2017 title.

As for last minute changes, the Mercedes B250e climbed one position to #9, displacing the Renault Zoe to #10, the Tesla Model X jumped to #11, stealing at the same time the Rookie of the Year title from the BMW 225xe AT hands doors.

The good news for BEV's didn't stopped there, as the Nissan e-NV200/Evalia twins (2016 Best Selling LCV's) surpassed the Volvo XC90 PHEV and climbed to #18, while the Hyundai Ioniq Electric ended the year rising to #20. A Top 10 position in 2017 seems to be a given for the Korean model, the question should be, will it sneak into the Top 5?

Looking at the manufacturers ranking, Volkswagen (29%) won another Manufacturers trophy (The third in a row), followed from a far by BMW (14%) and the 2011 trophy winner Mitsubishi (12%), with the two times champion (2012 and '13) Nissan (11%) ending the year just outside the podium.

The BEV / PHEV breakdown confirms the trend for plug-in hybrid rise, with this technology counting in 2016 for a record 44% of all plug-ins sold in Norway, a significant surge from the 25% in 2015. And to think that PHEV's only had 10% share in 2014...

Looking at Fuel Cell numbers, Hyundai won the Best Seller title by 13 to 10 against Toyota, despite the fact that the Japanese Mirai is a more recent model, with better specs. But those looks...  

PlNorwayDec.YTD%'15Pl
1Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV2594.136114
2Volkswagen e-Golf2254.705101
3Volkswagen Golf GTE3054.33796
4Nissan Leaf2574.16293
5BMW i34133.94695
6
7
8
Volkswagen Passat GTE
Audi A3 e-Tron
Tesla Model S
159
369
263
2.552
2.283
2.051
6
5
4
20
7
2
9Mercedes B250e1681.895410
10Renault Zoe751.81848
11
12
13
Tesla Model X
BMW 225xe Active Tourer
Kia Soul EV
425
92
53
1.430
1.332
1.175
3
3
3
N/A
N/A
11
14
Volkswagen e-Up!
1111.14839
15
16
Mercedes C350e
BMW X5 40e
20
17
987
955
2
2
22
19
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35

Volvo V60 Plug-In
Nissan e-NV200 / Evalia *
Volvo XC90 T8
Hyundai Ioniq Electric
Mercedes GLC350e
Audi Q7 e-Tron
Peugeot iOn
BMW 330e
Mitsubishi I-Miev
Citröen C-Zero
Peugeot Partner EV
Mercedes GLE500e
Renault Kangoo ZE
Porsche Cayenne Plug-In
Renault Twizy
Ford Focus Electric
BMW i8
Smart Fortwo ED
Citröen Berlingo EV
Others
22
42
2
293
4
18
7
10
5
6
30

4

10



1
2
730
725
688
646
626
385
335
300
273
214
165
158
131
104
81
47
35
33
30
44
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
12
14
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
13
N/A
26
16
18
27
17
24
29
21
25
15
23


TOTAL3.66745.662100

* - 24 Pass + 26 Lcv

Source: elbil.no; ofvas.no


Models breakdown by Fuel Source

December Ranking

PlModelDec.  
1Volkswagen Tiguan650
2Volvo XC60602
3Tesla Model X425
4BMW i3413
5
6
7
8
9
10
Toyota RAV4
Audi A3 e-Tron
Volkswagen Golf GTE
Hyundai Ioniq Electric
Toyota Yaris
Skoda Octavia
374
369
305
293
292
287

Splitting models by fuel source, December signaled the return of regular ICE models to the top, with the VW Tiguan winning the Best Seller title (Now where's that Tiguan GTE, VW?), followed closely by the surprising Volvo XC60, with the first plug-in arriving in Third, with the Tesla Model X. Interestingly, all podium places belonged to CUV/SUV's...

In the following positions we have the hot BMW i3 (Fourth), the Hybridized RAV4 (#5) and two PHEV's, the Audi A3 e-Tron and VW Golf GTE, with the Hyundai Ioniq Electric reaching #8.

In sum, we have a colourful Top 10, with three BEV's (The i3 only had 1 Rex registered), two PHEV's, two HEV's and three ICE.


Full Year Ranking

PlModel2016  
1Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV5.136
2Toyota RAV44.955
3Volkswagen e-Golf4.705
4Toyota Auris4.419
5
6
7
8
9
10
Volkswagen Golf GTE
Toyota Yaris
Nissan Leaf
Volkswagen Golf ICE
BMW i3
Skoda Octavia
4.337
4.247
4.162
4.106
3.946
3.795

With some 30% share, plug-ins performance in the general ranking are more relevant than ever, besides the aforementioned win of the Outlander PHEV, there were an additional four plug-ins (#3 e-Golf, #5 Golf GTE, #7 Leaf, #9 i3) in the Top 10, add the three HEV's present (#2 RAV4, #4 Auris, #6 Yaris), and we have 80% of the Best Selling models being alternatively fueled vehicles!

In fact, the Best Selling ICE model, the Golf, was only #8 this year, with less than a third of sales of the nameplate, in fact it was the worst selling of all three drivetrains.

One day all markets will be like this...

Will we see something like this on the European market in five years time?

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Romania December 2016

Image result for BMW i3 in romania


BMW i3 Shines 

If temperatures across Romania have been falling, the local EV market is hotter like never before, with December signaling another record month for plug-ins, with 47 units, pulling the 2016 sales to 172 units, up 142% YoY. True, the starting base is small, but growth is always good, right?

With the EV Share at a record 0.18%, 2016 can be considered Year One for plug-ins in Romania.

These positive results are mostly due to the BMW i3, which had a superb December month, with a record 23 deliveries, pulling it to the leadership position, followed another BMW, the X5 SUV, with 21 units, while the Mercedes GLE500e ended in Third, this being its first podium position anywhere.

In a market strongly driven by SUV's, it is telling that the Tesla Model X outsold its Model S sibling by 7 to 3, despite having arrived only four months ago, meaning that Tesla driving force for growth in this market will be its Sports-SUV.

In the manufacturers ranking, BMW and Mercedes are the only two relevant brands, with the first winning (First manufacturers title here) with a mammoth 47% share, while the second has 22%. The distant Third Placed is Renault, with only 9% share.

Pl
Romania
December
  2016
     %Pl '15
1BMW i3234426
4
2
3
BMW X5 40e
Mercedes GLE500e

3
21
17
12
10
1
6
4Mitsu. Outlander PHEV  e)5159
3
5Mercedes C350e1106
8
6BMW i8
95
6
6
8
8
8
11
12
12
14
14
14
17
18
18
Volvo XC90 T8
Renault Zoe
Tesla Model X
Mercedes GLC350e
Renault Kangoo ZE
Renault Twizy
BMW 740e
Porsche Cayenne Plug-In
Tesla Model S
Mercedes B250e
BMW 225xe Active Tourer
Audi A3 e-Tron
BMW 330e
1
2
2
4


2

1
2
1


9
7
7
7
5
4
4
3
3
3
2
1
1
5
4
4
4
3
2
2
2
2
2
1
1
1
2
5
N/A
N/A
N/A
8
N/A
8
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

TOTAL47172100

Source: http://www.drpciv..ro/

Slovenia December 2016

Image result for BMW i3 in slovenia
Top 2 contenders in Slovenia

BMW wins Slovenia

A total of 217 units were registered this year, doubling the result achieved in 2015, admittedly the numbers are small, so its easy to have big growth rates, but with the plug-in share at a record 0.33%, the needle is starting to move in the right direction.

BMW won both the models and manufacturers (37% share) trophy, with the i3 ending the year with 56 new registrations, a new record, followed by the 2015 Best Seller, the Renault Zoe, which dropped 11 units YoY, while Volkswagen landed this year and its e-Golf went straight up to Third, with 21 units, becoming also the Rookie of the Year.

The Best Selling PHEV title went also for BMW, with the #8 330e registering 10 units.

The BEV/PHEV breakdown shows us a strongly favoring BEV market, although plug-in hybrids grew from 7% in 2015 to 16% now.

PlSloveniaDec.YTD%'14Pl
1
2

3
BMW i3
Renault Zoe
Volkswagen e-Golf
6


56
30
21
26
14
10
2
1
N/A
4
5
6
7
Renault Twizy
Nissan Leaf
Renault Kangoo ZE
Tesla Model S

2


18
16
13
11
8
7
6
5
N/A
3
7
4
8
9
9
11
BMW 330e
BMW i8
BMW X5 40e
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV




10
8
6
6
5
4
3
3
N/A
6
N/A
N/A
12
13
13
14
15
16
16
16
16
Smart Fortwo ED
Citröen C-Zero
Kia Soul EV
Peugeot iOn
Volkswagen e-Up!
Audi Q7 e-Tron
BMW 740e
Mercedes C350e
Porsche Cayenne Plug-In


1
3
1




5
4
4
3
2
0
0
0
0
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
N/A
7
7
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
TOTAL13217100


Source: http://www.ads-slo.org/statistika/

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Netherlands December 2016

VW Passat GTE: December's Best Selling Model in Dutch lands

The Flood

Over 11.000 plug-ins were sold last month (Some 30% of all cars registered in December), representing almost the same number of units sold in the previous 11 months, and becoming the Second Best Selling month ever, only behind a similar flood occurred at the same time last year. Blame it on receding incentives and fleet managers looking for fiscal benefits for company cars...

Anyway, better late than never and it's always better to have a PHEV running in hybrid mode than another stinky diesel, right?

This last minute surge pulled the YTD numbers to 23.114 units and the Market Share to 6%, only below the 9.6% of 2015.

Looking at December Top 5 ranking, the Monthly Best Seller award went for the third time in a row to the fleet-favorite VW Passat GTE, with 2.707 units, a new personal best for the German Midsizer, followed by a classic in Dutch lands (Over 26.000 registered since 2013!), the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, with 1.065 registrations (It had only 313 units sold until November...) and the BMW 330e, with 1.033 units (New record).

In Fourth Place we have a surprise, with the Audi Q7 e-Tron pulling a record 947 units. 


Pl
Model
Sales  
1
Volkswagen Passat GTE
2.707
2
Mit. Outlander PHEV
1.065
3
BMW 330e
1.033
4
Audi Q7 e-Tron
947
4
Mercedes C350e
892

In the YTD ranking, the high numbers of December transformed the Best Sellers table, with the VW Passat GTE jumping for the First Position, with 3.987 units, followed by the BMW 330e (2.418) and Volvo XC90 T8 (2.230), as a curiosity, the oldest model in the podium, the XC90, is just 16 months old, which says a lot of the changing dynamics.

Several fleet favorites have climbed in the ranking, like the Mercedes C350e (892 units, year best) climbing to #4, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV jumping five positions to #7, while the just arrived Mercedes E350e surged to #10, thanks to 723 units, becoming the Best Selling model of the E-Segment. Something for Tesla to consider in the coming year...

In fact, Mercedes has to thank this last minute surge of the E350e for winning the class Best Seller title, with 2.266 units, if it weren't the 931 units of its plug-in version, the big Merc would be behind the Tesla Model S (1.723 units), with the Third Placed BMW 5-Series (1.489 units) in need of  its upcoming 530e version to be back on the race.

This necessity for plug-in versions to achieve success in the Netherlands is replicated in other high-end segments, in the F-Segment/Full size class, the Best Selling model was the BMW 7 Series, but if we break down models by fuel source, the BMW 740e would be Third with 160 units, and this despite having arrived just in August.

This trend is also visible in the Luxury SUV class, where the Best Selling model was the Volvo XC90 T8, while in the D-Segment/Midsize class, the VW Passat GTE was the second best selling model, only behind the regular ICE Passat.

The Best Selling BEV was once again the Tesla Model S, something that has been happening since 2013, in 2016 it was #5 with 1.723 units, slightly behind the 1.891 units of  2015, but adding the 426 units of the Model X, Tesla continued to grow in 2016.

The Best Selling MPV was the BMW 225xe Act. Tourer, #11 with 863 units, succeeding the Ford C-Max Energi, while in the Small Car class another BMW took the trophy, with the #14 BMW i3 winning for the third consecutive time this trophy, with only 505 units, its worst performance since 2013.

The Rookie of the Year was the Audi Q7 e-Tron, #6 with 1.594 units, easily winning this category.

Looking at the manufacturers ranking, there was a complete reshuffle due to the December Flood, Volkswagen jumped from Third to the leadership (23%, up 7%), winning its second consecutive Manufacturers title, displacing the previous leader BMW (18%, down 3%) to Second Place and Volvo (14%, down 2%) to Third. Just outside the podium were Mercedes (13%) and Audi (10%), while Tesla fell to Sixth, with 9% share.

Finally, in the BEV/PHEV breakdown, pure electrics managed to recover ground, growing from 10% in 2015 to 19% this year. 

Pl
Netherlands
Dec.
YTD
%
'15Pl
1
2
Volkswagen Passat GTE
BMW 330e
2.707
1.033
3.987
2.418
17
10
6
25
3
Volvo XC90 T8
764
2.230
10
7
4
Mercedes C350e
892
1.871
8
5
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Tesla Model S
Audi Q7 e-Tron
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
Volkswagen Golf GTE
Volvo V60 Plug-In
Mercedes E350e
BMW 225xe Active Tourer
Audi A3 e-Tron
251
947
1.065
712
618
723
303
510
1.723
1.594
1.378
1.079
1.016
931
863
718
7
7
6
5
4
4
4
3
8
N/A
1
2
3
N/A
17
4
13
Nissan Leaf
75
666
3
13
14
15
16
17
18
BMW i3 *
Tesla Model X
Nissan e-NV200 / Evalia**
Renault Zoe
BMW 740e
118
130
21
13
68
505
426
238
183
160
2
2
1
1
1
12
N/A
15
14
N/A
19
Volkswagen e-Golf  
2
137
1
28
20
Mercedes B250e 
2
117
1
19
21
22
23
24
Kia Optima PHEV
Porsche Cayenne Plug-In
Hyundai Ioniq Electric
Volkswagen e-Up!
61
12
43
12
110
106
102
80
0
0
0
0
N/A
10
N/A
28
25
Toyota Prius Plug-In
5
78
0
22
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35

BMW X5 40e
Kia Soul EV
Renault Kangoo ZE
BMW i8
Mercedes GLE500e
Mercedes GLC350e
Renault Twizy
Porsche Panamera Plug-In
Peugeot iOn
Mercedes S500e
Others
12
8
1
5
1
10
2


1
7
70
60
50
48
44
38
18
17
16
11
26
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
11
24
25
20
27
N/A
28
21
N/A
18

TOTAL
11.132
23.114
100
                   

* - 113 Bev + 8 Rex
* - 11 LCV + 10 Pass

Source: RAI Vereniging; Autoweek.nl


Models breakdown by Fuel Source



PlModelSales  
1Volkswagen Passat GTE2.707
2Renault Clio1.150
3Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV1.065
4BMW 330e1.033
5
6
7
8
9
10
Audi Q7
Mercedes C350e
Opel Astra
Renault Mégane
Toyota Aygo

Toyota Yaris
947
892
860
796
792
782


With some 30% share in December, plug-ins performance in the general ranking was more relevant than ever, so this month it was interesting to do the same exercise we do in Norway and breakdown the Best Selling models by fuel source.

Splitting models by fuel source, the VW Passat GTE was by far the best selling model in the Netherlands, with 2.707 units, followed by the Renault Clio, with 1.150 units, with four(!) PHEV's following the French hatchback, making it five plug-ins in the Top 6 positions, something that not even Norway can match.

In the remaining four positions we have three regular ICE models, while in Tenth we have the Toyota Yaris, where the majority of the sales were of the Hybrid variety (441 units out of 782), making it the Best Selling HEV in December.