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About us

We share a passion for EVs and their ability to make life easier and more sustainable.  EVs offer unmatched energy efficiency, operating cost and cleanness. We believe in their potential to make automobiles the most entertaining, comfortable, purposeful and affordable we ever had.

Finding the facts in this emerging, dynamic industry can be very time consuming, often impossible. And it is not likely to be your core business either. We made it ours and want to share our knowledge with you.

How we work

We focus on the plug-in vehicle sales development and its drivers: Products, prices, batteries, charging infrastructure, regulations and incentives. Total market knowledge notwithstanding, our dedication to plug-ins allows us to dig deeper. The facts originate from a myriad of sources in over 80 markets and an engaged network of EV enthusiasts around the world. Selecting the best, reliable information is part of the effort. Tenacity and experience helps: Our global consolidation on EV-volumes.com is one of a kind. Keeping it simple and structured saves all users plenty of time. From the vast stream of daily EV news we create the synthesis which allows you to connect the dots.

Sharing the recent market development with EV aficionados is the essence of EV-volumes.com, where our data collections are presented in a regular and consistent manner. For special analysis and insight, EV-volumes.com has its Data Center with online access for subscribers.

What we have

EV-volumes.com offers a consistent, global source of facts, together with a very user friendly online application. For easier and faster access to global market data for plug-in vehicles and their environment.

With our quarterly posts on the sales development of electrically chargeable vehicles we want to give you a good understanding about the market dynamics. Sales vary strongly between individual markets and discovering the reasons for boom and gloom are a good part of our quest to support the circulation of plug-in vehicles.

Professional subscribers will like our online Data Center, enabling their own, tailored analysis. It provides complete databases for car sales statistics, vehicle population, charging infrastructure, plug-in vehicle specifications and buying incentives. A recent addition to our knowledge base is detailed statistics for installed battery capacity, an important help in planning for materials and the reuse of EV batteries.

Our consultancy services combine the facts and figures of EV-volumes.com with our expertise in other areas of the automotive sector. We contribute to your planning activities with market studies, reports and insights, at your request.

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Datacenter Service News

14 July: Sales results for June in USA +33 %, Canada +211%, Germany +33 %, Netherlands +133 %, Sweden +66 %, Norway +34 % and many others. The numbers for UK, China imports, Austria, Portugal and Japan are still incomplete. The global tally stands at 147 000 units for June, with ca 11 000 units not collected, yet. In China, BEVs below 200 km e-range got their subsidies withdrawn. Popular mini-EVs like the BAIC EC180 and the ZhiDou D1/D2 had few or no sales in June, which put a 20k dent into the China numbers. They were still high, with over 80 000 domestic sales, 63 % above June last year.

10 July: The battery shipment tracker is updated to include global sales of May 2018. Adding some new sources, we could fill plenty of blind spots for battery types and suppliers for China plug-ins. The trend of replacing LFP batteries by NMC types is now even stronger. This is in terms of share; due to the rapid market growth, none of the big-3 chemistries NMC, NCA, LFP is actually decreasing in shipment volume. This is different for LMO, where its last large customer, Nissan Leaf went all NMC for the second generation. 18,3 GWh of battery capacity have been delivered in light vehicles this year. We expect this to reach 60 GWh at the end of the year.

09 July: The vehicle specification file is updated to the latest status and contains all plug-in models with sales over 500 units in 2017 or 200 units in 2018. The file has many blanks and unknowns specs resolved and 6 new models were added this time. The change-log gives the details for all amendments. The specification database has now 168 plug in models, currently on sale around the world. It covers up to 60 spec data points per vehicle, including performance ratings in 4 regions and prices in 6 countries.

02 July: Complete global sales available for May. The increase in U.K. was 63 %, in Italy it was 117 %, albeit from a small base of 450 units in May last year. The global total added up to 166 500 units BEV and PHEV, an increase of 73 % over May 2017. China stood for 59 % of all plug-in sales in May. Year-to-date,  616 000 plug-ins were delivered, 69 % more than last year. China's share in the 616k is 50 %. Counting January through May, Chinese BYD leads the manufacturer ranking with 55 500 deliveries, followed by Tesla with 51 400 and Chines BAIC (BJEV) with 51 000 units. BMW incl. Mini is a good #4 with 47 200 deliveries.

27 June: Sales volume updates for Australia, including previous months and May numbers for Austria, Portugal, Slovenia, Hungary and LCVs in China. Also Japan is complete now. The tally stands at 159 600 now (including 240 FCEV this month), with the numbers for Italy and U.K. still coming in. The next update with the complete, global May results comes after the weekend.

18 June: May sales results for China, ca 4000 units LCVs and some imports still missing. Not counting LCVs, growth over May 2017 is a staggering 127 %, YTD growth is 125 % for China. The global tally stands at 153 000 units for May and is likely to reach 167 000 when the collection is complete, an increase of 73 % over May 2017. Latest country results: Germany +32 %, New Zealand +94 % (new car sales only), South Korea + 44 %, Czech Republic +75 %.

10 June: May sales results available for USA, +48 % incl. 6250 Tesla Model-3, again, by far the best selling plug-in. Canada was up 56 %, but just 300 Model-3 were delivered. Other markets with May numbers are Netherlands +118 %, Sweden +26 %, Switzerland +32%, Spain +58 %, France +9 %, Belgium -14 %, Israel +427 % Denmark +835 % (!), Australia +92 %, the latter three from a very low volume base. Japan has the Leaf number only, the rest is available in ca 10 days.

03 June: Battery volume tracking file updated to April vehicle deliveries. So far, 12,8 GWh of battery capacity were sold in BEVs, PHEVs and FCEVs during 2018. We are expecting 60 GWh in light vehicles for the entire 2018. Last year, 37,2 GWh were installed in 1,28 million light vehicles, an additional 28 GWh in heavy vehicles, mostly e-buses in China. Batteries with NMC chemistry (Nickel-Manganese-Cobalt) have further strengthened their position, displacing the LFP and LMO types.

02 June: April sales complete worldwide. The increase over April 2017 was 85 % and YTD growth stands at 66 %. Except for the Tesla Model-3 (rank 7), the top-10 best selling plug-ins for April were either Chinese or Japanese brands. Regarding market share, the European Nordic countries are ahead of the game. Norway had 43 %, Iceland 17 %, Sweden 6,3 %, Finland 5,3% in April. Common traits in this cluster are high, stable incentives, relatively cheap, low-carbon electricity and high fuel prices for, both, petrol and Diesel. Among the larger economies, China had the highest share with 3,8 %.

21 May: Sales data update with April numbers for China +128 % (!), Germany +61 %, UK +41 %, Japan +32 %, South Korea +70 %, Austria +34 % and others. China does not have the LCV portion in there, yet, we are still working on that. With most markets collected the global total is up 86 % over April 2017, one of the highest %-increases ever recorded.

13 May: Sales database update with April results for USA +47 %, Canada +118 %, Norway +81 %, Sweden +80 %, France +30 %, Netherlands +144 % (at last), Spain +123 %, Iceland +121 %. Please note that Switzerland, Japan, Belgium and South Korea have partial results, with updates coming soon. Tesla delivered another 3900 units Model-3 in April and it was, again, the best selling PEV in USA.

2 May: Plug-in sales update with the worldwide results for March, which finished at 145 700 deliveries, 52 % more than March 2017. The increase for Q1 is 58,5 % over Q1 of last year. Like for Europe, we are now including Light Commercial Vehicles in China in the dataset. They accounted for 55 000 units in 2017 and 6000 in 2018, so far. Their origin is from a very fragmented, small scale industry and we show most of their volume as unspecified regarding brand and content. We are developing sources to find out what they really are.

30 April: The global Charging Station counter is updated to the status 0f April 2018. We have now obtained sufficiently reliable information for China and the numbers are included in this edition for the first time. The China time-series goes back to 2015 and roughly doubles the number of public stations, worldwide, compared to the previous database. 270 000 public stations are available now, around the world, one station for 12 plug-in vehicles on the road. During the last 12 months, the number of stations has increased by 23 %, which is half the pace of global plug-in sales increases.

24 April: Sales database update with complete results for China (+97 %), U.K. (+11 %) and others.  With only some of the smaller markets still to come in, we can conclude that over 300 000 plug-ins were delivered worldwide during the first quarter of 2018, which is 58 % higher than Q1 of last year. On the issue with the 2008 - 2010 numbers: They are back in the database, we found a solution for this.

23 April: The specification catalogue for vehicles on sale is updated with 7 additional models, among them the Jaguar i-Pace. There are some visual and functional improvements, too. The update cycles for this file are now shortened to 4-5 weeks.

18 April: Preliminary March sales results for China (+91 %), we are still expecting additional numbers for imports and some Chinese models with sales start in March. Germany is up 48 % in March, Netherlands +118 %,  the % growth is over March last year. Bil Sweden issued another March report, moving 250 units from Nissan e-NV to the new Nissan Leaf, and rightly so. We did the same in this update.

10 April: March sales results for USA (+42 %), Norway (+73 %), Sweden (+82 %), Canada (+129 %), Spain (+62 %), Belgium and others. The % values are relative to March last year. Seems the web-tool is still overwhelmed with the increasing number of columns in the sales database. We had to kick out 2008-2010 again and are working on a solution. If you need these years, let us know.

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EV-volumes.com - How it all started

Roland's challenge: Accustomed with a 20 years career as a market and technology expert in the automotive industry at different OEMs, my passion and expertise in the market could be shared with anyone via EV-volumes.com. Access to high quality market facts is hard to find. The emerging EV market is very dynamic and interest in good statistics is growing, and EV-volumes is where I can share my knowledge, passion and expertise.

José's mission: Being the best sales tracker of plug-in vehicle sales all over the world, EV-volumes is how I can benefit from my expertise: "When I started this, there were about 5 models on sale in 10 markets, now it's 80 models in over 40 markets. It starts to become a full-time job". An immense community of readers and supporters regularly follows my blog and EV-volumes is the natural path in this growing work.

Viktor's venture:  Studying a M.Sc. in Management & Economics of Innovation from Chalmers University of Technology, analyzing emerging markets and market disruptions from new innovations is my expertise. Being passionate about automobiles and especially electric engines and clean technology, EV-volumes.com is the natural outcome of my set of skills. I am convinced the automotive future history is both electric and autonomous.

EV-volumes.com is the result of our combined efforts. With a passion for EVs and a sense for facts & figures, we get you global EV information at your fingertips.

The EV-volumes.com Team

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Roland Irle

R&D and Data Developer at EV-volumes.com Roland@EV-volumes.com
+46 708 441 123
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José Pontes

Sales and Data Analyst at EV-volumes.com Jose@EV-volumes.com
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Viktor Irle

Sales and Market Analyst at EV-volumes.com Viktor@EV-volumes.com
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