Models -Some 37.000 plug-ins were sold last month, which represents a 44% increase regarding the same month last year, which shows that the global EV Market continues in good health.
BYD Qin Outlander PHEV #1!!!
The top position in July had a surprising development in the last days, with the Mitsu Outlander PHEV performing an extraordinary result in the last minute (Japanese EV Market) allowing it to remove the BYD Qin from #1 and return to the Best Seller seat for the first time since December '13.
Despite this last minute defeat, it was still a good month for the BYD Qin, scoring a runner-up place for the first time, with the Tesla Model S completing the podium, the Californian star stayed above the 3.000 units for the first time in the first month of the Quarter. Will that mean that Tesla will beat its own sales record (5.644 units) in September?
A mention for the Nissan Leaf, which sold only 3.073 units, its worst result since February 2013 and the first time ever that the japanese hatch is below the podium seats. Is this a side effect of that rumored 30kWh battery?
Looking at the YTD ranking, the Outlander PHEV managed to keep the #3 from the BYD thanks to the aforementioned events, while in the rest of the ranking, the only notable fact is the Golf GTE closing in on the e-Golf sibling, with only 76 units separating them, expect the GTE to climb to #7 in August. This fact begs the question: Why doesn't VW sell the GTE in North America?
Outside the Top 10, one model is making itself noticed, the Audi A3 e-Tron was #8 in the July ranking, selling a record 1.325 units, the german plug-in is now #11 in the YTD ranking, 776 units behind the #10 BAIC E-Series EV, with the e-Tron arriving to the USA in October, expect it to add an additional 300 units from then on and reach a Top 10 spot before year end.
|2||Tesla Model S||3.115||24.867||10||3|
|3||Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV||4.169||21.425||9||2|
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|8||Volkswagen Golf GTE||1.611||8.361||3||33|
|9||Chevrolet Volt (1)||1.530||7.900||3||4|
|10||BAIC E-Series EV||1.161||6.964||3||16|
Manufacturers - BYD beats Tesla
After three consecutive months winning the Best Selling Manufacturer title, BYD finally surpassed Tesla in the YTD ranking and now only has the perennial leader Nissan in its way to reach the Manufacturers Title.
Mitsubishi performed the surprise of the month, selling 4.551 units, with the restyled Outlander PHEV starting to spread across the world in the coming months, expect the japanese carmaker to recover ground on the Top 3 and even recover a podium seat in the near future.