After a few sources have published their sales data, we thought that we’d take a look at any interesting trends or changes in green car sales figures.
Firstly we look at data from ev-sales showing the global top 20 models of EVs being sold (no hydrogen fuel cell vehicles would make this list, so it’s purely EVs):
|Model||Sept 2018 Sales||2018 Sales|
|Tesla Model 3||23,582||82,646|
|Tesla Model S||8.074||36,811|
|Toyota Prius PHEV||3,479||34,997|
|BYD Qin PHEV||3,867||34,991|
|Tesla Model X||7,115||34,834|
|JAC iEV E/S||4,621||30,482|
|BYD Song PHEV||3,014||28,539|
|Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV||4,952||28,280|
|Roewe Ei6 PHEV||3,119||26,104|
|Chery eQ EV||5,310||25,103|
|Geely Emgrand EV||3,193||21,639|
|Roewe eRX5 PHEV||2,273||19,919|
September 2018 seen green car sales/registrations grow to over 200,000 vehicles, beating the previous record month of December 2017 by 25,000 units.
The effect of Tesla’s now-mature Model 3 production numbers can really be seen here, with more than double the sales of any other can model.
11 of the top 20 are Chinese based cars, and many are sold only within China; unlike the three Teslas, Nissan Leaf and Toyota Prius which are more globally sold. This is not unexpected considering China’s population is 4x that of America’s, but is still interesting to note.
ev-sales point out that 1.3 million EVs sold in 2018 means that the overall EV market share stands at 1.8%. On current trends, the overall market share might reach 2% by the end of the year.
According to data from the EAMA, from January to September 2018 EV sales figures were as follows:
- PHEV: 140,758 sales, an increase of 33.6% compared to Jan-Sept 2017
- BEV: 132,944 sales, an increase of 37.4% compared to Jan-Sept 2017
- Total: 12,304,711 car sales, leading to green cars having 2.2% market share
Looking at a country-by-country breakdown of these sales:
- Norway: 52,038 sales (up 20.7% compared to 2017)
- Germany: 50,245 sales (up 36.1% compared to 2017)
- UK: 44,883 sales (up 21.8% compared to 2017)
- France: 31,113 sales (up 17.0% compared to 2017)
- Sweden: 19,949 sales (up 56.8% compared to 2017)
- Netherlands: 17,349 sales (up 130.5% compared to 2017)
- Belgium: 10,508 sales (down 1.9% compared to 2017)
Norway continue to lead the EU with respect to electric car sales, whilst it will be interesting to see if the UK continue their green car sales (since we know there was a sales rush to beat the Government’s subsidy cuts). A similar reason is possibly behind the Netherlands’ large rise in sales, too.