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August 2012 EV sales

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by mattjs33, Sep 4, 2012.

  1. mattjs33

    mattjs33 Member

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    U.S. EV (and other models of EV interest) sales for August, courtesy of Automotive News. Now including hybrids! (Sorry, dedicated nameplates only):

    Chevrolet Volt - 2831
    Nissan Leaf - 685
    Mitsubishi i - 37
    Honda FCX Clarity - 1
    Mercedes-Benz F-Cell - 0
    Honda Insight - 341
    Honda CR-Z - 392
    Lexus CT200h - 1472
    Toyota Prius - 21,111

    Year-to-date:

    Chevrolet Volt - 13,497
    Nissan Leaf - 4228
    Mitsubishi i - 403
    Honda FCX Clarity - 3
    Mercedes-Benz F-Cell - 7
    Honda Insight - 4801
    Honda CR-Z - 3126
    Lexus CT200h - 12,417
    Toyota Prius - 164,408


    Tesla, Fisker, Wheego and Coda do not report sales figures.
     
  2. Doug_G

    Doug_G Lead Moderator

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    There's a market for that???
     
  3. GSP

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    A Market of One.

    :biggrin:

    GSP
     
  4. CapitalistOppressor

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    Coda has delivered 78 cars YTD as of late August.

    Airbag recall reveals slow pace of Coda electric vehicle sales - latimes.com
     
  5. Vger

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    The market seems to have some wisdom about "fool cells".
     
  6. doug

    doug Administrator / Head Moderator

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    Inserted the year into the thread title. Please do that in the future.

    Actually maybe this would be better as a Wiki article that could be updated each month.

    "Monthly EV Sales"
     
  7. vfx

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    Could we say 45 Model S'

    And I though the Clarity was a lease-only car??
     
  8. dpeilow

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    I seem to remember leases counting towards this figure when asked before.

    Nice that the Volt has outsold the ct200h. They should throw that back at the naysayers.
     
  9. Robert.Boston

    Robert.Boston Model S VIN P01536

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    Yes, leases are counted -- after all, someone is buying them (title does not stay with the OEM); it's just not the person who drives it every day.
     
  10. mattjs33

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    Okay, I'll add the year, in the future.

    Not sure how you do the Wiki thing, but I guess that might be more convenient.

    - - - Updated - - -

    We could, if there were any way to verify Tesla sales.

    Some very interesting cars have shown up in the sales charts in the past; the EV1, the original FCX, Altra and EV Plus. The leases are recorded as a sale to the leasing company, even if it is an in-house arm of the OEM. For example, the titles for the EV1s were held by GMAC. Toyota has never reported the FCHV, but they might be included as Highlanders, for all I know.

    (If anyone is curious about any past numbers for any of the above, let me know. I have previous years sales charts printed out going back to 2000.)
     
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    VIN numbers of delivered cars is good enough for me.
     
  12. Yggdrasill

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    Just got back from vacation, so I thought I'd update with the August figures for Norway. The September figures will follow shortly.

    Electric car sales:


























































































































    Car brand/model: August: July: June: May: April: March: February: January: Year to date:
    Nissan Leaf: 213 174 138 179 113 179 214 210 1420
    Mitsubishi I-MiEV: 37 46 39 72 59 83 53 30 419
    Citroen C-Zero: 83 19 71 37 20 28 17 7 282
    Peugeot iOn: 81 11 9 13 61 25 24 8 232
    Tesla Roadster: 3 3 5 3 4 4 0 2 24
    Think: 5 1 1 1 0 5 1 0 14
    Mia Electric: 5 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 8
    Fiat Fiorino: 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Total: 428 256 264 305 258 324 309 257 2401
    Percent of total sales: 3.630% 2.148% 2.388% 2.418% 2.372% 2.482% 2.829% 2.371% 2.580%
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    Car brand/model: August: July: June: May: April: March: February: January: Year to date:
    Opel Ampera: 0 0 0 2 11 4 2 0 19
    Fisker Karma: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Total: 0 0 0 2 11 4 2 0 19
    Percent of total sales: 0.000% 0.000% 0.000% 0.016% 0.101% 0.031% 0.018% 0.000% 0.020%
     
  13. Zzzz...

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    How come Ampera barely sells? I mean Volt was top seller on US market... Is there incentives for pure EV in Norway and they do no apply to PHEV/EVER?
     
  14. Yggdrasill

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    It's my understanding that they are not entirely available yet. The cars "sold" thus far have been demo-cars and the like.

    But the reason why they aren't available yet is that they don't get the tax breaks the pure EVs get, so the car manufacturers won't prioritize Norway. They are considered a hybrid and are taxed the same as a regular Prius. (Which is less than a regular gas car, but much more than a pure EV.)

    An Ampera will start at $61k here, whereas a Leaf starts at $44k. That's significantly different from the US where the Volt starts at $39k and the Leaf starts at $35k. (The Model S will start at something like $60k - what would you rather have? A Model S or a Volt/Ampera?)

    Additionally, a pure EV like the Leaf can drive in the carpool lane, gets free toll-road access, ferry crossings, and can park for free at a greater number of places. (Charging station access for plug-in hybrids is not guaranteed.)
     
  15. Mitrovic

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    For Switzerland I was able to get only cummulative numbers for January to August 2012:

    Tesla: 18
    Think: 8
    Renault Fluence: 42
    Peugeot iOn: 30
    Opel Ampera: 196
    Nissan Leaf: 42
    Mitsubishi iMiev: 51
    Fisker Karma: 40
    Citroen C-Zero: 58
    Chevrolet Volt: 58

    Total of EV's WITHOUT soft-hybrids like Prius: 543
    Total of all cars: 224 360
    Percentage: 0,24%

    BUT in this statistics the bestseller Twizzy is not included
     

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