https://insideevs.com/news/491188/europ ... uary-2021/
Europe: Plug-In Car Markeet Expands In January 2021 By 50%
The car market in Europe was down by 26% year-over-year in January 2021, but that did not stop plug-ins from growing.
112,593 passenger plug-in electric car sales were registered last month (up 50% year-over-year), which represents 14% of the total market. For comparison, a year ago the market share was 6.6%, while the average for 2020 is 11%.
January 2021 was a pretty unusual month for plug-ins in Europe. BEVs were in kind of a rest mode after the rush in 2020, while PHEVs dominated the plug-in segment (58% share, much higher growth rate).
Sales by type:
BEVs: over 47,000 (up 18% year-over-year) and 5.6% of the market
PHEVs: over 65,000 (up 85% year-over-year) and 8.4% of the market.
The most popular models in January
The plug-in hybrid Volvo XC40 PHEV surprised everyone with its first place in January (3,543), ahead of the Renault ZOE (3,520) and the Kia Niro EV (3,123). In fourth was the plug-in hybrid BMW 330e.
The star of December - the Volkswagen ID.3 - was fifth with 2,978, while the Tesla Model 3 is outside top 20. . . .
https://insideevs.com/news/491110/franc ... uary-2021/
Renault ZOE Is No Longer The Best Selling Electric Car In France
In France, passenger car registrations decreased by roughly 6% year-over-year in January, while the plug-in market basically maintained its volume.
In total, some 15,812 plug-in cars were registered (up 2.4% year-over-year). 14,691 of those cars were passenger cars and they account for a 11.6% of the market.
Probably the most striking thing is that the plug-in hybrids more than doubled, while all-electric car registrations are down 41%!
Passenger BEVs: 6,471 - down 40.9% at 5.1% market share
Passenger PHEVs: 8,220 - up 116% at 6.5% market share
Light commercial BEVs: 1,121 - up 66%
Total plug-ins: 15,812 - up 2.4%.
Is France switching to PHEVs? Well, it might have a lot to do with the model allocation (in late 2020 some manufacturers self-registered a lot of BEVs that are now sold to customers).
Another interesting thing is that the Renault ZOE is no longer the most registered passenger plug-in car. It's not even second, as the two top places were taken by the Peugeot e-3008 plug-in hybrid (1,413) and the Peugeot e-208 (1,346). The Renault ZOE noted 1,013 units.
There is no Tesla Model 3 on the list of the most popular models, and the Volkswagen ID.3 was barely 10th BEV with 142 units. . . .
Germany: Plug-In Cars Capture One Fifth Of The Market In January 2021
Germany starts the year 2021 with more than doubling plug-in electric car sales in January, despite that the overall market decreased by 31%
In total, 36,903 passenger plug-ins were registered, which is 129% more than in January 2020, while the market share increased to 21.7%!
Sales of BEVs and PHEVs more than doubled:
BEVs: 16,315 – up 118% at 9.6% market share
PHEVs: 20,588 – up 138% at 12.1% market share
Total: 36,903 – up 129% at 21.7% market share
Sales of brands/models - January 2021
Four German brands - Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Audi - are the ones with the highest number of plug-in electric car registrations.
Volkswagen is the biggest player in terms of all-electric cars, while Mercedes-Benz is the biggest in the plug-in hybrid segment. . . .
https://insideevs.com/news/491182/china ... uary-2021/
China: Plug-In Car Sales More Than Triple In January 2021
January 2020 is a weak base to compare with, but January 2021 was a really strong month for plug-in electric car sales in China - one of the best.
According to EV Sales Blog, close to 173,000 new passenger plug-in cars were sold last month (up 223% year-over-year). The average market share was 8.4% (including 7% for BEVs).
The market is deeply dominated by all-electric cars, which are responsible for 83% of the plug-in volume.
It seems that the MIC Tesla Model 3 will not be able to repeat its great success of being the best-selling electric car in China in 2020.
In January, sales of the tiny Wuling Hong Guang MINI EV amounted to 36,762 (manufacturer report), which is a new monthly record.
Tesla Model 3 is still selling great, but with 13,843 units, it's just the best of the rest right now. . . .