Models - Outlander prepares for battle
With 17.283 plug-ins sold in February, global sales are up 17% regarding the same month last year, a steady increase that is another step in the right direction to dump the pump.
On the models ranking, the Nissan Leaf has seen their new arch-rival Outlander PHEV come closer, maybe preparing another strike at the Number One position in the near future, but where things are really heating up is in the fight for #4 between Volt and PiP and for #8, where three(!) EV's are separated by less than 100 units.
Finally, there´s two newcomers this year to the TOP 10, the Big-In-China BYD Qin and the electric-hot-hatch BMW i3, the first seems to have a bright future ahead, so this will be a name to remember for the coming months.
On the other hand, Renault lost all representation in the Top 10, when last year it had two vehicles (Zoe and Kangoo ZE), and even three in '12 (Twizy, Kangoo and Fluence ZE)...
|2||Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV||2.263||3.731||12||5|
|3||Tesla Model S||2.021||3.114||10||4|
|4||Chevrolet Volt (1)||1.357||2.396||8||2|
|5||Toyota Prius Plug-In||1.305||2.380||8||3|
|7||Ford Fusion Energi||779||1.332||4||9|
|9||Volvo V60 Plug-In||610||1.058||3||7|
|10||Ford C-Max Energi||552||1.023||3||8|
Manufacturers - Mitsubishi is #2 thinking in the leadership
In the Manufacturers ranking, Mitsubishi is now firmly in #2 and expecting to continue to grow in order to remove Nissan from #1.
Further down the ranking we see Ford reaching #4 thanks to yet another record month (1.473 sales), while BYD secures #7 also with a personal best score (1.072 units).
(e) - Estimate
Questions for March
1 - Which model will be #4? Prius or Volt?
2 - Which vehicle will be #8 YTD?
3 - Can Mitsubishi scare Nissan?
4 - Which brand will be #4 YTD?