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October 2012 EV Sales

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by mattjs33, Nov 1, 2012.

  1. mattjs33

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    U.S. EV (and other models of EV interest) sales for October, courtesy of Automotive News (Sorry, dedicated nameplates only):

    Chevrolet Volt - 2961
    Nissan Leaf - 1579
    Mitsubishi i - 30
    Honda FCX Clarity - 2
    Mercedes-Benz F-Cell - 0
    Honda Insight - 251
    Honda CR-Z - 244
    Lexus CT200h - 1199
    Toyota Prius - 16,744
    Ford C-Max - 3182

    Year-to-date:

    Chevrolet Volt - 19,309
    Nissan Leaf - 6791
    Mitsubishi i - 469
    Honda FCX Clarity - 5
    Mercedes-Benz F-Cell - 7
    Honda Insight - 5298
    Honda CR-Z - 3705
    Lexus CT200h - 14,811
    Toyota Prius - 200,114
    Ford C-Max - 4151


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

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    where is the Rav4ev in all this? Have they reached a 3 digit number?
     
  3. mattjs33

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    Probably?

    Automotive News doesn't break down submodels for the purpose of their sales charts; or the manufacturers don't provide them with such. So the EV is lumped in with the regular version. Same for Focus EV, etc., etc.

    Green Car Reports seems to be getting exact plug-in numbers. I provide these numbers for reference purposes, as they are the industry accepted numbers.
     
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    Nice to see both Volt and Leaf sales are growing!

    Now lets wait for Norwegian statistics...
     
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    Mine was VIN .....001246
     
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    yes, I think they built almost all, if not all of them already, but the question is how many have they sold. I see lots of reports of people renting them for a test drive for a few days, but only 5-10 reports from people who have purchased I'm sure they sold 10's of cars, but just wondering if they have sold 100's.

    Reports from people who have purchased are fantastic. Renters have been the same. It really says something about the Tesla drive train. Rave reviews of this car are much the same as the Model S. None of the other EV players have even come close in the field reports.
     
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    Our local dealership got three plus one loaner. All three sold.

    I compared to a plug in Prius at $41,000 + . I think the Rav4 is a better deal.
     
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    Actually, norwegian sales werent as good as last month. Only 3,4% of total car sales.
    The Leaf has increased to 277 cars (up from 257 in september and 213 in august), but the imiev/iOn/C-zero sales have dropped. Not sure why.

    I think it`s beginning to dawn on people that the Leaf is a much better allround choice as it makes the gasoline car unnecessary in more situations than the iMiev.

    When Tesla starts shipping the Model S to Norway we`ll see a new spike in demand for EVs.
     
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    There have been reports that Citroen/Peugeot are pulling the plug on theirs. Not surprising really, who would pay more for the same car which is already questionable value for money? Maybe that is something to do with it?

    Back to the US figures: That's a massive jump in Leaf sales over last month. What's the reason?
     
  10. ggr

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    Maybe the big burp in gasoline prices in California made some people think about what they wanted to drive. For those who didn't know, prices spiked in CA for about a month. The clean air laws require a different formula for winter, many refineries had already shifted production when a fire dropped output of the summer formula significantly. Prices went up about 20-25% for a few weeks.
     
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    Weren't they running some incredible lease deal to move out the 2012 models?
     
  12. mattjs33

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    This may not be any kind of indicator, if they are not assigning unique VIN sequences to the EV. VINs for the electric S10s, Rangers, and first-gen Smarts were mixed in with the overall production sequence. I haven't researched it yet, but perhaps I will.
     
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    The full figures for Norway have been released. Some interesting factors in October. It seems the Ampera and Karma have finally arrived. And I don't know what happened to Citroen, but it's possible they sold off excess stock in August/September, and now they're back to a more normal level. Or they might just be waiting for the next shipment, which might mean the November figures will be back to the 100-area. Should be interesting to see next month.

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    Car brand/model: October: September: August: July: June: May: April: March: February: January: Year to date:
    Nissan Leaf: 277 257 213 174 138 179 113 179 214 210 1954
    Mitsubishi I-MiEV: 36 124 37 46 39 72 59 83 53 30 579
    Citroen C-Zero: 15 161 83 19 71 37 20 28 17 7 458
    Peugeot iOn: 86 34 81 11 9 13 61 25 24 8 352
    Tesla Roadster: 3 3 3 3 5 3 4 4 0 2 30
    Think: 0 3 5 1 1 1 0 5 1 0 17
    Mia Electric: 2 0 5 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 10
    Fiat Fiorino: 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
    Total: 421 583 428 256 264 305 258 324 309 257 3405
    Percent of total sales: 3.392% 5.236% 3.630% 2.148% 2.388% 2.418% 2.372% 2.482% 2.829% 2.371% 2.920%
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    Car brand/model: October: September: August: July: June: May: April: March: February: January: Year to date:
    Opel Ampera: 104 0 0 0 0 2 11 4 2 0 123
    Fisker Karma: 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
    Cheverolet Volt: 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Total: 108 1 0 0 0 2 11 4 2 0 128
    Percent of total sales: 0.870% 0.009% 0.000% 0.000% 0.000% 0.016% 0.101% 0.031% 0.018% 0.000% 0.110%
     
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    Here is all we get

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