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Coming: The first round of July volumes by the end of this week

5 August: The xEV Country Share Tracker is updated with the global June sales results. It covers passenger vehicle sales for BEVs, PHEVs, HEVs and MHEVs relative to the passenger car sales totals in over 50 individual countries. While Western economies were still severely impacted by the COVID-19 lockdowns, Plug-ins posted an all-time high for volumes and reached 7 % market share in Europe. Also Hybrids reached an all-time high, with healthy growth in all regions and MHEVs standing for most of the increases, y-o-y. The Share Tracker has yet another new feature: A new sheet "xEV Shares YOY" shows the market share data for the latest month and the year-to-date results in comparison to the previous year. The very compact table format allows the comparison of multiple markets and sales regions.

3 August: The Battery Installation Tracker is updated to the June 2020 status. Another 10,6 GWh of battery capacity were installed in 242 000 BEVs & PHEVs & FCEVs (Light Vehicles) around the world. This is 24 % lower than for June 2019 amid the COVID-19 lockdown effects on EV sales, which were 19 % lower. The significance of Europe production within the global battery demand has increased. 25 % of worldwide battery installations went into Europe built EVs during 2020 H1, compared to 14 % in 2019. The share of China, USA and Korea build EVs decreased, particularly for China. a shift of demand to Europe also means more PHEV packs in the mix, which explains the faster decline of MWh installations, compared to unit sales.

31 July: The final, global June results for BEV, PHEV and FCEV sales are available on the Data Center. The global total stands at 241 600 units, which is the highest for this year, yet, 19 % below June 2019. USA sales were still heavily impacted by corona related restrictions, which are most stringent in some of the states where EVs sell best, eg in California. For China this update includes additional 1048 units from a newcomer, the Wuling HongGuang Mini, an ultra-cheap 3-meter-car from the GM affiliate Wuling, starting at 30 000 RMB after a small subsidy. With 100 km/h top speed and 170 km range it is more a viable alternative to the infamously popular Low-Speed-Vehicles, than a real A00 contender. It is said to have 30 000 pre-bookings. Europe posted a new all-time-high for monthly EV sales in the aftermath of corona lock-downs, 96 000 units, +89 %, in a light vehicle market that contracted by 23 % y/y. Growth will remain strong in Europe as several countries introduce additional EV incentives in July. There is a new Excel version with the final June results in the list of databases.

24 July: The 4th round of June BEV, PHEV and FCEV sales is uploaded and results are close to final. Some minor markets are still missing and some late reported entries in China may be added in the final numbers. These preliminary May results are available in an Excel version as well. The global total, 239 000 units, was 20 % below June last year, due to reductions in China (-49 % vs an inflated June 2019) and North America (-23 % in a total market still depressed by COVID-19). At least, June results in China were 25 % higher than in May and exceeded the 2018 volume for the first time since January. Outside China and North America, growth was very strong, given that most vehicle markets are still recovering from the corona crisis. Plug-in sales increased by 89 % y/y in Europe, while total light vehicle sales were 24 % below June 2019. PHEVs increased much faster (+226 %), than BEVs (+41 %). France became the largest market in Europe with 22 500 sales and 233 % y/y growth, as additional recovery incentives became available in June. Germany was 2nd largest with 19 200 registrations and 111 % growth, with additional EV incentives becoming effective in July.

19 July: The 3rd round of BEV & PHEV sales results is uploaded to the Data Center tool. The update includes most sales from domestic production, including nearly 15 000 Tesla Model-3. The China tally stands at 89 600 for June, so far, with imports, late reported newcomers and LCVs still to be added. It is already clear, however, that the June 2020 result is only half of the June 2019 number, which was inflated by purchased pulled ahead prior to subsidy reductions in July 2019. Better news from Europe: We are still collecting the details for UK, Italy, Austria and some smaller markets, but preliminary data indicate over 90 % y/y growth for June sales in Europe, despite still depressed total vehicle markets.

14 July: The 2020 forecast in our COVID-19 Impact Report is now on the Data Center for download. It has preliminary totals for markets and EVs, plus forecast revisions accordingly. Let us know if you have questions or comments.

13 July: The 2nd round of June volume is uploaded to the Data Center. USA posted a healthy increase over May, with 27 500 units, +12k. The best month of the year, so far, but still 23 % below June last year. High end of quarter sales of Tesla played a big part in the May to June increase, but also EV sales from other brands recovered further from the low-point in April. Europe sales are consistently over-performing the total light vehicle markets. June numbers are uploaded for many of the smaller markets, but not for the big-4 yet. High level results for Europe's 10 largest EV markets indicate over 90 % y/y increase of EV sales in a total car market down 24 % compared to June 2019. The EV market share is approaching 8 %, while the extra EV incentives from the green recovery programs have not even started yet, in most countries. Amidst the car market melt-down, 2020 becomes the breakout year for EVs in Europe.

9 July: The Battery Installation Tracker is updated to the May 2020 status. Another 6,5 GWh of battery capacity were installed in 151 500 BEVs & PHEVs (Light Vehicles) around the world. This is 23 % lower than for May 2019 amid the COVID-19 lockdown effects on EV sales, which were 21 % lower. The higher losses for battery volumes compared to vehicle volumes relate to higher share of PHEVs the in Europe sales mix. The Battery Tracker has new features for the display of the monthly data by interactive charts. It also has a new table for the battery size trend, which can be filtered by vehicle and geographic criteria.

7 July: The xEV Country Share Tracker is updated with the global May sales results. It covers passenger vehicle sales for BEVs, PHEVs, HEVs and MHEVs relative to the passenger car sales totals in over 50 individual countries. Western economies were still severely impacted by the COVID-19 lockdowns. Plug-ins held up better in Europe than the total car market, but in other regions they followed the market decline.  MHEVs continues to rise in most markets. The Share Tracker has a new feature with year-on-year and year-to-date growth tabulations, for the xEV segments and the total car market. It helps to better understand the impact of the crash and recovery on the adoption of BEVs, PHEVs, HEVs and MHEVs.

5 July: The final, global BEV, PHEV, FCEV sales results are uploaded to the Data Center tool. We also issue a new Excel file with the final data. 151 800 units were delivered, 21 % less than May last year. Vehicle markets continued to be depressed by the corona crisis, with -33 % lower volume y/y in May. Relative to the market downturn, EVs over-performed in Europe and underperformed in Asia and North America. The first results for June are available, too and they are positive: Sweden +83 % y/y, Belgium +118 %, Spain +24 %, Denmark +136 %. Total markets showed smaller losses than in May, but the recovery is still uneven.

28 June: The 4th round of May sales is uploaded and results are close to final. Some minor markets outside Europe are still missing and some late reported newcomers in China may be added in the final numbers. Mentioning newcomers, the first EV with solid state batteries had its sales start in China, the Enovate ME7, a mid-size SUV. The battery comes from ProLogium in Taiwan. These preliminary May results are available in an Excel version as well.

22 June: We discovered an error in the 21/6 upload for the USA Tesla volumes for April and May. The numbers are now back to the original values of the previous upload of 14 June. Apologies for any trouble this has caused.

21 June: The 3rd round with May sales is uploaded to the volume search tool, with results for Germany and several smaller markets. In Germany, EVs increased by 54 % compared to May last year, in a total market that was down 50 %. PHEVs developed particularly strong with 110 % increase over last year. The detailed results for UK, Italy and Austria are still pending and we are holding off the Excel database for some more days, until all the major markets are captured.

14 June: The second round of May BEV, PHEV & FCEV sales is uploaded to the Data Center. Among the 38 markets reported so far, 20 markets shower sales increases versus May 2019 and 18 showed decreases. A positive note in an otherwise depressed auto market around the world, with few exceptions like China and Korea. In terms of NEV sales, China still disappoints, with domestic NEV cars, SUVs, MPVs loosing 36 % y/y while the total car market was back to normal level. Note that LCVs, imports and some newcomers will be reported later. The excel file with preliminary data comes with the 3rd round, around the 21st June this time, when detailed data for Germany, UK, Italy, Austria is available.

11 June: The COVID-19 Impact on 2020 EV sales is updated with new scenarios, May sales data and forecasts. Have a look and let us know if you have questions.

7 June: The first round of May sales results for BEV-PHEV-FCEV is uploaded to the Data Center. Vehicle markets are still devastated by the Corona crisis, but sales are improving from the low-point of April. The US market was down 30 % in May after 47 % in April and Wester+Central Europe suffered a 55-60 % decline in May after 80 % in April. Despite the slump, green vehicles posted volume gains in many European markets in May or the losses were less than for total vehicle sales. The BEV+PHEV share in Europe was around 7 % in May, counting the top-10 markets for Plug-ins.

6 June: The global Charging Station Count is updated to the May 2020 status. During the past 6 months the total number of public charging locations has increased by 14 %. Note that the number (511 000 in total, globally) considers the number of locations for each connector type. The number of connectors is way higher as one location can provide multiple connectors. We plan to include even this number in the next update of this database. In this version we have eliminated legacy connector types and household sockets from the data, which have become less and less relevant for public charging. The change is consistent thru the entire historic data and  reduces some of the clutter in the diagrams and tabulations.

5 June: The Battery Installation Tracker is updated to the April 2020 status. Another 5,2 GWh of battery capacity were installed in 119 000 BEVs & PHEVs (Light Vehicles) around the world. This is 20,5 % lower than for April 2019 amid the COVID-19 lockdown effects on EV sales, which were 26 % lower. The lower losses for battery volumes relate to the increase in the average battery capacity per vehicle, both, in absolute terms and sales weighted. The Battery Tracker has new features for the display of the monthly data by interactive charts. It also has a new table for the battery size trend, which can be filtered by vehicle and geographic criteria.

2 June: The xEV Country Share Tracker is updated with the global April sales results. It covers passenger vehicle sales for BEVs, PHEVs, HEVs and MHEVs relative to the passenger car sales totals in over 50 individual countries. Western economies were severely impacted by the COVID-19 lockdowns in April. Plug-ins held up better in Europe than the total car market, but in other regions they followed the market decline.  The Share Tracker has a new feature with year-on-year and year-to-date growth tabulations, for the xEV segments and the total car market. It helps to better understand the impact of the crash and recovery on the adoption of BEVs, PHEVs, HEVs and MHEVs.

31 May: The complete global sales results for BEV, PHEV and FCEV uploaded now. Importers in China are slow this month to report their few imported EV sales.  We have included estimates for these cases because we do not want to delay the April results. The total for the estimates is just 250 units and retroactive changes will have a very minor impact. The global totals stands at nearly 120 000 passenger cars & light commercial vehicles, 25 % below April 2019. By propulsion type, 69 % were BEVs, 30 % PHEVs and less than 1 % FCEVs. The detailed numbers are available in an Excel file as well.

26 May: The COVID-19 Impact assessment on EV markets is replaced by the version 3.3. It has the actual EV sales for Japan, which came in significantly lower than the estimate, earlier in May. No change in the forecast scenarios, yet. The coming edition 4.x will have early data for May and becomes available in the 2nd week of June.

25 May: We have discovered an error in the battery cell supplier in the Excel version posted on the 23rd, affecting 150 rows for models in China. This is now back to the original information and at the same time, some late reported new entries are added to the China sales list.  The new files are uploaded.

23 May: The 3rd round of April BEV, PHEV and FCEV sales results is uploaded to the Data Center, both in the volume search tool and as an Excel file. The numbers are nearly complete for Europe & North America, getting closer to final in Asia, Africa & ME. In Europe, BEV and PHEV sales decreased 18 % in a vehicle market that suffered a 80 % decline. This means, at least, significant share gains for EVs during the crash. In North America and Asia, EV sales decreased somewhat more than the total markets and lost share. The global total stands at 116 100 units BEV&PHEV, with some smaller markets and vehicles volumes still missing outside Europe and NA. This is 27 % lower y/y; year-to-date the loss is 5 % 10% vs 2019.

15 May: The 2nd round of April sales results are up-loaded to the Data Center tool. In all markets, sales are more or less affected by the Corona crisis. April can be considered as the low point from where sales should gradually improve again. Instead of re-iterating the results here: We have published an overview with the initial y/y results for vehicle markets and the EV sector in our COVID-19 Impact report (Data enter). It has the top-15 EV markets around the world. In the midst of the market turmoil, the beacon was certainly Germany, where the total car market contracted by 61 % and EVs (incl LCVs) increased by 35 %. The uploaded numbers may differ when they do include / not include portions like LCVs or imports.

13 May: We had to correct the South Korea April BEV&PHEV result. The previous number was the accumulated sales. The April results was 3650 units. Numbers in the presentations updated where necessary. The new version has the 3.2 designation. No change to the forecast. We apologise for this.

12 May: The COVID-19 impact on EV sales is updated to version 3.1. We have obtained preliminary EV sales for China and South Korea to complete the picture. South Korea EV sales increased to 10k and 178 % y/y growth, but China NEV sales were a disappointing 71 000; we had expected more (87k). It is likely that the new 300 000 RMB upper price limit for central subsidies has lead to purchase hesitation, as buyers expect price reductions. E.g. has Tesla announced a reduction for the base Model-3 from 323 800 RMB to 291 800 RMB to regain access to incentives. Also, Tesla reopened its California factory, pending approval by authorities, in order to meet delivery schedules. All in all, the resulting forecast changes were below 1 %.

8 May: The first detailed April sales results are uploaded to the volume search tool. You will find new data for 18 markets in Europe, 3 markets in Asia-Pacific and 3 market in the Americas. April was most likely the low-point for vehicle sales in the western economies, with losses over 90 % in several European countries. Please check the new edition of the COVID-19 Impact assessment for an overview of market size and performance in the top-15 EV markets. In Europe, EVs held up significantly better than total vehicle markets, some even posting y/y gains in tumbling new car sales. In USA the ratio is more even, with a 47 % y/y drop in Light Vehicle sales and 55 % lower EV sales. Please note that the volumes in US, UK, FR, IT, ES and PL are not final, but 90 % complete.

7 May: The COVID-19 impact on EV sales is updated to version 3.0. The most likely scenarios are unchanged, but within the scenarios, the actuals and forecasts have bee adjusted to the latest information available. This update also has the April sales results for total markets and the EV sector in the top-15 countries. The EV sales results for China and South Korea become available early next week and we will post another update including this information. I have kept the previous version 2.1 among the files in case you want to refer to it. Please note the preface and the summary of changes. The numbers behind graphs and tables are available on request.

3 May: The Battery Installation Tracker is updated to the March 2020 status. Another 9,6 GWh of battery capacity were installed in 195 000 BEVs & PHEVs (Light Vehicles) around the world. The Battery Tracker has new features for the display of the monthly data by interactive charts. Check them out and tell us what you think.

1 May: The xEV Market Share Tracker is updated to the March status. It covers passenger vehicle sales for BEVs, PHEVs, HEVs and MHEVs relative to the passenger car sales totals in over 50 individual countries. March was the first month for car sales in western economies severely impacted by the COVID-19 lockdowns. This generally favoured sales of electrified powertrain alternatives (xEV), which increased to 12,6 % world market share, compared to 5,2 % in March 2019. In Western & Central Europe, Plug-ins increased 38 % while the total car market plunged by -52 % and reached 10 % market share. In Norway, 70 % of Q1 car sales were BEVs and PHEVs, followed by Iceland with 54 % and Sweden with 28 %.

30 April: The complete results for March are uploaded now. The German KBA is late this month to release the exact split for PHEV / HEV variants for models with common nameplates. We have included estimates for these cases because we do not want to delay the March results. The global totals stands at nearly 195 000 passenger cars & light commercial vehicles, 74 % BEVs and 26 % PHEVs. The detailed numbers are available in an Excel file as well.

23 April: Further completion of EV sales results for March, with actuals for Italy PHEVs replacing estimates. Some late reported models and imports were added to the China tally. It stands at 61800 now, still 50 % below the, admittedly, strong March of 2019. The global total stands at 195 400 units for March, -15 % below last year. Year-to-date,  472 000 BEVs and PHEVs were delivered, which is -6 % below Q1 of 2019. Thanks to a Q1 growth of +78 in Europe, the COVID-19 impact is much less on EVs than on the total vehicle market, which contracted by -24 % y/y in Q1.

20 April: The COVID-19 impact on EV sales is updated to version 2.1. It has preliminary sales results and estimates replaced by actuals for total markets (passenger cars in some instances) and for EVs as far as we have obtained the results. Tables and text are adjusted to reflect these changes. The scenarios remain as in edition 2.0. I have kept the previous version 1.1 among the files in case you want to refer to it. Please note the preface and the summary of changes. The numbers behind graphs and tables are available on request.

17 April: The preliminary March sales results for BEVs & PHEVs are uploaded to the Data Center. The impact of the corona crisis varied a lot between the markets, as noted in the 10 April commentary. Some data in Italy, Germany and Canada are still estimates, but is clear that Germany and UK became the beacons in March with around 100 % growth of EV sales in car markets that shrunk by -37 % rsp -44 %. In total, Europe EV sales were up +37 % in a total market that crashed by nearly 50 % in March. Global EV sales were still down -16 %, as the China results (prelim. 60k units) compare to very strong sales in March 2019. All data is available in an Excel file as well.

15 April: The COVID-19 impact on EV sales is updated to version 2.0. I have kept the previous version 1.1 among the files in case you want to refer to it. Please note the preface and the summary of changes. The numbers behind graphs and tables are available on request.

10 April: The first sales results for March became available and in most countries they were impacted by COVID-19. At least, EVs held up better than many total markets in this storm and gained a lot of market share. The y/y change for total markets in brackets: USA EVs +6 %, (total market -38 %), Belgium EVs +39 % (-45 %), Netherlands +7 % (-23 %), Switzerland +11 % (-39 %), Sweden +70 % (-9 %). We don't have the details by model in DE and UK yet, but totals indicate that EVs doubled sales, while the total market lost 37 %, rsp 44 %. In other markets EV sales followed the crash: Canada -39 % (-47 %), Spain -36 % (-39 %), Norway -26 % (-30 %). In many countries, high Tesla deliveries held up sales of EVs. For an outlook of the COVID-19 impact on sales this year, please check our report in the list of Data Center Files. It will be updated next week with the latest findings.

3 April: The xEV Country Share Tracker is uploaded with the February results. It covers passenger vehicle sales for BEVs, PHEVs, HEVs and MHEVs relative to the passenger car sales totals in over 50 individual countries. February was all about the rapid growth of xEV alternatives in Europe, reaching 5,8 % market share for BEVs/PHEVs and 8,7 % for all other hybrids. March will see most western markets crash by 40 % to 80 % in the COVID-19 lockdowns; we have indications that EVs hold up better and will at least increase in share, often also in volume y/y. Read our COVID-19 Impact assessment for further insight on this. You find it among the Data Center files for download.

3 April: The Battery Shipment Tracker is available with the complete February 2020 data. Another 5 GWh of battery capacity were installed in 120 300 BEVs & PHEVs (Light Vehicles) around the world. We noted a further strong decline in LFP batteries, with the slump in China NEV sales. This could turn around soon, as BYD announced the return to LFP batteries of a new, highly efficient "cell-to-pack" design. Also the China made Tesla Model-3 will use this new LFP battery generation, reportedly supplied by CATL.

2 April: The last update before the storm, with the global results for February. UK was the last to come in and the increase y/y was a healthy 129 %. The global result was 16 % higher than in February 2019 despite a 60 % decline of sales in China. Europe deliveries increase by 108 %, following 119 % in January. USA broke just even. The best-seller, worldwide was the Tesla Model-3 with 13 700 units. First results for March totals in Europe show that total vehicle sales are down 50-80 % in the Southern Europe markets, while EVs still increase. More about this early next week. The complete February results are also available as an Excel file in the Data Center Files list.

1 April: Our assessment for the COVID-19 impact on EV sales is added to the Data Center files. Rather than a singe-point forecast, it covers the issue in scenarios, depending on the duration of lock-downs in the regions. The conditions change by the hour and we will update this deck at least 2 times per month, or when a critical mass of new events stipulates changes. This report is edition #1.1, with changes to info-text (France sales results), but not to the numbers. Edition #1 was sent out by mail this morning.

31 March: Updated Plug-in Vehicle Specifications. Several vehicles added that started selling during Q1 2020, as well many improvements and corrections. You can now also filter on: OEM, Brand & Model name.

28 March: A minor update to February sales with estimates in Italy and Portugal replaced by actuals. The increase in Italy was nearly six-fold compared to February 2019, for the reasons given in the 20 March commentary below. The China numbers are fairly complete. Sales of NEV imports were very weak, only 340 units and total sales of NEVs (w/o Trucks, Buses) were 16 000 units, 62 % below Feb last year. China was in lock-down for nearly the entire February and the total vehicle market  deceased by 80 % y/y.

20 March: The Excel file with partial, global results for February is uploaded. The global total for February is 14 % above last year, thanks to very high increases in Europe for, both, BEVs and PHEVs. Europe sold more EVs than all other regions combined. China data is still without LCVs and imports, which can add 1000 to 1500 units. Including those, the decrease vs Feb 2019 is around 60 %, in a total market that was down 80 %. USA showed a slight recovery by 1 % y/y compared to the dismal results of the previous 7 months. Outside China, the impact of COVID-19 are still very limited in the February numbers. For March we expect improving sales for China and the start of the real crisis outside China. If the experience in China is any indication, BEVs and PHEVs will be more resilient to the downturn than conventional vehicles, with EVs posting volume losses relative to trend, but gaining market share.

20 March: The preliminary results for UK, Portugal and Italy are added to the February tally. UK increased by 125 % to over 5000 units, with BEVs up 235 % to 2800 units and 56 % in the mix. Italy sales were up nearly 5-fold compared to February 2019; the increase was broad  based and amplified by launches of small EVs from PSA (e-208), VW (e-Up!) and Renault (New Zoe). The Italy Eco bonus program gives up to €4000 for BEVs (+ €2000 bonus when scrapping an old ICE car) and €2500 for PHEVs, but it is limited to €70m for 2020. This is enough for 15-20 000 EVs and likely to be used up after 5-6 months with the current sales rate, which explains the run on BEVs and PHEVs in Jan and Feb. March sales will likely be crushed by the corona crisis, though. Portugal increased by 83 % y/y and EV sales are 9 % of total car sales this year, the 3rd highest in the EU.

18 March: A mid-week sales update as the numbers for Germany and further countries became available. Germany was up 144 % over February 2019, with the VW increasing 8-fold thanks to new models and popular, revived models, which were in limbo February last year. Daimler grew 3-fold for the same reasons. Austria sold 67 % more PEVs y/y and Spain 96 % more. Most Western Europe vehicle markets were in reverse in February, but there is only very limited impact of COVID-19 in these results. In all markets, EVs bucked the downward trend.

13 March: The 2nd round of February PEV sales results came in and they include partial results for China: In a total market that contracted by 80 %, NEVs did better, with a 60 % decline y/y. This is accounting for the models from domestic production where results were obtained, 15750 units, so far. Pending are some more sales from domestics, all the imports and LCVs, which could add another 3000-5000 units to the tally. It is already safe to say that the Tesla Model-3 (MiC) is the best seller of the month again. In South Korea, COVID-19 could not hold back an EV-boom; +310 % more y/y in a total market that was down 20 %. Not in France either, where PEVs increased by 174 % y/y, mostly by high sales of the new Renault Zoe and the Model-3. Canada has still estimates for some models, growth stands at 23 % y/y there.

6 March: We have uploaded an Excel file for BEV and PHEV sales with the complete results for January 2020 and all previous years. This file for download from the Data Center replaces the monthly mail-out of Plug-in sales results  to many Data Center subscribers. We trust this will improve the speed and convenience of the access. As mentioned before, there is also an intermediate update of this file around the 20th every month. The intermediate update has partial data and is removed when the complete version arrives.

6 March: The xEV Share Tracker is updated to the January 2020 status. It covers passenger vehicle sales for BEVs, PHEVs, HEVs and MHEVs relative to the passenger car sales totals in over 50 individual countries. While the Plug-in Vehicle share (BEV+PHEV) in all 50 markets combined stayed constant at 2,7 % y/y, the share for Hybrids and Mild Hybrids has increased by 2,4 %-points to 6,8 %. The highlight is Europe, where 5,9 % of January  passenger cars sales were Plug-ins and another 9 % were Hybrids. It is the first time since January 2017 that monthly BEV+PHEV sales are higher in Europe than in China, by 25 300 units to be precise. Europe's green car demand and supply is boosted by higher tax incentives, the 95 g/km CO2 mandate for 2020/2021 and a flurry of new / improved BEVs and PHEVs from Europe, USA and South Korea. Pl Note that the filter is on for the Europe sales region when you open the file.

6 March: The Battery Shipment Tracker is updated to the January vehicle delivery status. 6,1 GWh were installed into 155 400 passenger cars and light commercial vehicles, BEV, PHEV, FCEV, in January 2020. This is 7,5 % less than in January 2019, caused by declining China NEV sales and a weak January for Tesla. LG Chem has taken over the lead, with 1/3rd of all January vehicle deliveries being equipped with their batteries. Battery size for BEVs is ever increasing: the world average was 47 kWh in 2018, 53,8 kWh in 2019 and stands at 54,9 kWh in January 2020.

6 March: The final results for January global PEV sales are up-loaded to the Data Center. 155 000 units were delivered, which is 7 % below the January 2019 result. China drags down the average, with 50 % decline vs (a strong) Jan 2019. The impact of Covid-19 in the January numbers is still very limited. For February, total vehicle sales in China are reported at a 80 % decline y/y. Expect similar results for NEVs.  Better news from Europe and USA in the first results for February in this update: In the US, the steep declines during H2 of 2019 are halted, despite relatively low Tesla deliveries. Total PEV sales were up 6 % y/y. Improving sales of Hyundai-Kia and by the VW group are the main reason. In Europe, NL was up 45 % in February, Norway +21 %, Sweden +87 %, with most growth coming from oversubscribed PHEV order books of last year. Spain was up 96 %, Belgium 86 %, Switzerland 61 %. Skoda's BEV and PHEV launches boosted sales in the Czech Republic by 345 % and work well in most other countries.

1 March: Correct sales numbers for Italy 3333 for January, with 337 % (!)  increase over January 2019 and in Austria (+78 %), as well as sales results in many smaller markets, completed the January tally for Europe in this update. Growth y/y was 118 %, the highest increase for a single month in 4 years. In China, imported PEV sales became available and while their total number was small, 2500 units, they increased by 66 % over January last year. Total PEV sales in China were down -50 %, but compare to a very strong January of 2019, when the Chinese New Year was celebrated in February. Good news from South Korea where a new purchase incentive program increase sales by +86 %, admittedly against a weak January the year before.

29 February: We have moved the Data Center to a better server today. We clocked 10 minutes down-time here and apologise if this affected your work on Friday. There is no difference in access and handling; the only thing you will notice is a much faster response time. Also, the years 2009 to 2012 will be back in the next up-load and you can run much larger queries (countries, models, months) now. I would still not recommend to define queries with all countries, all models and all months in one run.

24 February: For all who like Excel Pivot tables, we have uploaded an Excel file for BEV and PHEV sales with partial results for January 2020. It reflects the status in the Sales Data Retrieval Tool of 21 February, see notes of 21 & 20 Feb below. Another Excel file will be available in the first week of March, when we close the books for the global January results.

21 February: Another up-load in the sales retrieval too as the first numbers for China came in. They are not complete, as imports from Europe, LCVs and some late reported models are still missing. Initial counts by CAAM are confirmed that NEV sales are around 50 % lower than for January last year. Mind, though, that January 2019 was exceptionally strong for NEVs with over 100 000 units sales. Therefore the Jan 2020 results are not as bad as they look at first sight. Particularly foreign brands with local production make good progress. The BMW 530Le, the Tesla Model-3 and the VW Passat GTE were among the top-5 best sellers in January, so far. From Europe: Italy (+240 %), Portugal (+70 %) and Switzerland (+108 %) are available, too. While the totals are ok for these three, the details for some of the entries still need further confirmation. We are back next week with these.

20 February: Following many requests, we have uploaded an Excel version of the BEV-PHEV sales data with the complete time-series from 2009 to 2019. It will replace the monthly mail-out of this database from now on, as it is easier to access and can be updated more often. We are aiming at an intermediate update of the file when most of the China and Europe data is available. Release of the intermediate file is between the 20th and 25th of each month. The final, monthly version is available on the Data Center between the 5th and 10th of the following month. The Excel version is a complement to the sales data retrieval tool, which is updated weekly. The Excel file has more criteria for each vehicle, like the OEM Group, production location and the battery information for size, chemistry and call supplier. We trust this will be helpful for many of you. Let us know if you have questions.

19 February: A mid-week sales update as UK numbers became available, with a y-o-y growth of 113 % and over 8000 sales, despite few Tesla and Zoe deliveries. PSA compensated with 1200 units of their new models and many others had triple digit %-growth. Japan still in reverse, with a gloomy 55 % decline vs January 2019. Thailand was up 314 % and many other emerging EV markets posted over 100 % growth y-o-y. Sales results in Italy, Austria, Portugal and some of the Eastern Europe markets are still pending; excluding those, the January 2020 results for Europe were 110 % above January last year. A good start of the year in Europe, as expected by most observers.

19 February: The Battery Shipment Tracker is updated to the December 2019 vehicle delivery status. 98 GWh were installed into passenger cars and light commercial vehicles, BEV, PHEV, FCEV, during last year.  The industry is consolidating on NMC and NCA chemistries for traction batteries, standing for 64 %, rsp. 29 % of all global shipments in terms of GWh. Panasonic leads (not counting e-buses), with nearly 28 GWh installed for Tesla alone. Chinese CATL is a tight #2 with 25,7 GWh installed this year, LG is #3 with 12,3 GWh, now larger than BYD with 10 GWh. While CATL has further expanded its business, the NEV sales meltdown in China has lead to steep declines in battery shipments of many smaller Chinese battery makers.

16 February: More sales results for Europe are up-loaded and they are a pleasant reading: Germany increased by 136 % and it's all about PHEVs. France was up 231 %, with over 5300 sales of the new Renault Zoe alone and 5500 additional sales from new PSA entries. Volumes in the Czech Republic increased 6-fold from launches from Skoda, the Citigo BEV and the Superb PHEV. Outside Europe, Australia was up 130 % and New Zealand. Canada increased by 17 %, but the figures on model-level still contain several estimates. No details for China, yet. Preliminary CAAM reports for totals indicate a more than 50 % decline of NEV sales in a total vehicle market that was down by -18 % versus January 2019. The sharp decline relates to the number of working days in January; the effect of the Corona Flue outbreak was limited, according to CAAM.

14 February: The xEV Market Share Tracker is updated with the results for December 2019.  It covers passenger vehicle sales for BEVs, PHEVs, HEVs and MHEVs relative to the passenger car sales totals in over 50 individual countries. Highlights for December: BEV shares improved significantly in USA and China, even if they did not reach the level of December last year. Outside China BEV shares spiked, mainly from high end of quarter deliveries of Tesla, as usual. Europe kept growing fast and PHEVs continue their rebound with new models and improved e-range. Global xEV sales reached 6,3 million in 2019, 35 % more than 2018. The fastest growing category were MHEVs, with 1,35m sales, 1 million more than 2018. Please note that the sum of the countries presented does not give the correct regional or global totals. As the tool tracks shares, it only covers markets where we have reasonably stable xEV sales and where we have reliable data for the monthly total passenger car market volumes.

10 February: The January 2020 data was not displayed in the retrieval tool. This now fixed, sorry for that.

10 February: Final touches to the 2019 results and the first numbers for January 2020. The global total for 2019 ended at 2264 000 passenger cars and LCVs, for a global market share of 2,5 %. Growth over 2018 was only 9 % last year, caused by weak US sales, following the Tesla boom in 2018 and the hard landing in China, following 2 rounds of subsidy cuts. Europe developed strong, with 44 % increase and sales of 590 000 units. BEVs captured 74,4 % of global 2019 plug-in sales, which is 5,4 %-pts higher than for 2018. The best seller was the Tesla Model-3 with 300 000 sales, followed by the Chinese BAIC EU-Series (111k) and the Nissan Leaf (70k). Tesla leads the OEM ranking with 368 000 sales, followed by BYD (226 000), BAIC (164 600), BMW (151 200), VW-Group (141 500), to name the top-5. January results came in for: USA, -8 %, which is at least an improvement over the declines of H2 last year. January saw depleted Tesla inventories, but very healthy gains for other OEM. Europe results continue  strong, so far: Norway +25 %, Sweden +90 %, Spain +178 %, Belgium +181 %, Denmark +99 %, Ireland +31 %. The Netherlands stayed flat vs January 2018, with many sales pulled into Q4 of 2019, ahead of a 4% BIK tax increase in 2020.

04 February: Another sales volume update is up-loaded with minor adjustments, to make remaining estimates match announced manufacturer totals. Also, additional models were recorded in China, which are new on the market, among them the 2nd entry of the  Weltmeister (aka Weima) start-up, the EX6 SUV EV and the first imports of the BMW X5 45e. Another release with the final 2019 numbers comes during the coming weekend.

27 January: Another update to December sales volumes with most of the estimates in Austria, China, Italy, Romania, South Korea replaced by actuals. Italy doubled plug-in sales compared to December 2018 and Austria was up 20 %. South Korea had another month of decline, -30 %. The global total stands at 2283 000 BEV and PHEV. December sales were the highest for the year, with 282 800 units and the second best month in plug-in sales history. 7600 Fuel Cell EVs were delivered in 2019, which is actually 90 % more than 2018, thanks to a 6-fold increase of Hyundai Nexo volumes in South Korea. For the 2 other FCEVs, the Toyota Mirai stayed flat at 2400 units and the Honda Clarity FCEV dropped by half to 350 units.

20 January: Following many client requests we today upload a dataset with preliminary, global results for December and 2019. It has our estimates for Italy, Austria, Romania, China imports and some of the very minor markets may still be missing, but otherwise the data is close to the final 2019 results, available in the 1st week of February. December was a positive surprise in China, where NEV sales of passenger cars and LCVs (152 200 units) decreased by "just" -24 %, which is better than the -40% of November. The total for 2019 stands at 1205 600 units in China, which is 4 % higher than 2018, after all. When you see CAAM reporting different numbers, remember that they report the sales from domestic production only, including heavy trucks and buses, which declined over 50 % y-o-y. Imports, 50k which we include, have more than doubled following the Tesla Model-3 sales start in March. Another positive surprise was UK, where December came in at 10 100 units. BEVs in UK are booming since September when it became known that even pre April 2020 BEV sales will be exempted from the BIK taxation of company cars. The global total stands at 2,28 million BEV+PHEV, which is 10 % higher than in 2018.

12 January: December and 2019 sales results became available for many more markets. Some cells still have estimates, but the totals are close to final results.  The percentages are for December and for the full year: USA -24 % / -10 %; the trend of previous months continued. Germany +95 % / +55 % with strong PHEV increases since September, Netherlands +265 % / +144 % from a run on BEVs prior to 4% BIK tax increase in 2020. Norway -16 % / +9 % with a recent shift to PHEVs. The Tesla Model-3 was the best selling car of all categories in NL and NO for 2019. France +19 % / +30 %, still without the new Renault Zoe. Canada +60 % / 17 % with strong gains of Tesla and Chevy Bolt in December, Japan -40 % / -17 % with the top-3 models all in decline, Spain -21 % / +47 % with Zoe supply drying up now. Many other markets below 10 000 annual PEV sales posted triple digit growth in December. China sales details are expected by the end of the week, our estimate is a total of 110 - 115 000 units NEV passenger cars & LCVs, including imports.

12 January: The xEV Market Share Tracker is updated with the results for November 2019.  It covers passenger vehicle sales for BEVs, PHEVs, HEVs and MHEVs relative to the passenger car sales totals in over 50 individual countries. It also shows the ranking of 50 markets for their plug-in vehicle shares and s.c. Mekko diagrams showing the global composition of BEV, PHEV, HEV and MHEV by region in one picture. The highlights of November: The Plug-in sector continues to contract in China and the US, but Europe keeps growing fast and PHEVs continue their rebound with new models and improved e-range. The fastest growing category are MHEVs, however. The global plug-in (BEV & PHEV) share was 2,8 % in November, trailing the result of November last year (3,6 %) because of the slump in China and USA.

6 January 2020: The first sales results for December are up-loaded. Sweden increased 73 % in December and 40 % for 2019, Belgium was up 215 % in December and 32 % for the year, Hungary up 111 % and 39 % for 2019. Taiwan registered 1041 Tesla Model-3 during December, the first sales month, which is 20 times higher than a typical month of plug-in sales in the country. With that, 2/3rd of Taiwan's plug-in sales in 2019 were from Tesla.

31 December: The global November sales results are complete now, except for some markets and models with very low volume. The global tally for November was 187 400 units, 25 % lower than for November 2018, because of the weak y-o-y developments in USA and China. Year-to-date, nearly 2 million BEVs and PHEVs have been delivered in the first 11 months, 12 % more than 2018 1 to 11. Tesla clearly leads with nearly 305 000 units sales so far, followed by BYD with 209 000. The Tesla Model-3 is the best-selling plug-in with 247 000 units delivered until the end of November. We are back with the first results for December in a week from now.  *** ALL THE BEST FOR TWENTY TWENTY ***

23 December: Another plug-in vehicle volume update: The Europe numbers are complete and the increase vs November 2018 was 41 % including Light Commercial Vehicles. Plug-in hybrids continued their rebound with 80 % y-o-y growth compared to the weak PHEV sales of last autumn. BEVs were still up by 20 %. The Europe BEV/PHEV mix shifted towards PHEVs by 10 % percent points, to 55 % BEVs and 45 % PHEVs. The best selling model in Europe was the Tesla Model-3 with 5400 sales for November, followed by the Renault Zoe, 3230 units, and the e-Golf, 2750 units. *** HAPPY HOLIDAYS ***

19 December: We discovered that the sales data retriever had slowed down and would not retrieve a larger number of months and countries in one run. A file-size issue. We have therefore reduced the number of columns and rows in the database, by (1) not uploading the data for 2009 to 2012, which was annual data only, and (2) eliminating/consolidating models in the file, which had very limited production runs <500 units, are long gone and never to re-appear. The lost volume is only 0,05% of the accumulated total and it also helps to have fewer empty rows in the tabulations. The file size issue is now partly solved and will further improve when we move to another server in January. Regarding new sales results for November, this upload has Italy (+115 %) and a surprise in China, where Tesla delivered 5600 units, which is higher than usual for a mid quarter month.

16 December: This weeks PEV sales update has the November results for China made NEVs and the volume is 50 % lower than for November 2018. While most Chinese brands, including the largest NEV makers BYD, BAIC, SAIC, Geely show heavy losses, foreign brands posted healthy gains from new, localised entries. Sales of some smaller Chinese players have all but evaporated during the 2nd half of 2019. Better news from Germany, where sales increased by 72 % y-o-y thanks to high demand for upgraded MY2020 PHEVs. Note rounded estimates for some entries there. Norway had another month of decline, -14 %, the losses are consistent for the Nissan Leaf, otherwise changes are erratic and are likely supply related. Switzerland was up 47 %, France +7 %, Spain +33 %, Portugal +26 %, Poland +74 %. Volumes in Ireland increased 6-fold, albeit from a small base.

12 December: The Charging Station Count is updated to the global status of October 2019. Over 80 000 new public charging locations were opened during the last 6 months and their number has reached 488 000, worldwide. As usual, this number represents the sum of public locations per connector type and accounts for locations with more than one connector type. This is common for e.g. multi-chargers, which can offer CCS, ChaDeMo and high-power Type-2 outlets in one stall. While the number of stations grows slower than the number of EVs on the road, there is a trend towards more power outlets per station. With this database you can track the composition and development of the EV charging infrastructure in over 60 countries.

12 December: The Battery shipment Tracker is updated to the October vehicle delivery status. 75,6 GWh were installed into passenger cars and light commercial vehicles, BEV, PHEV, FCEV, so far this year. We expect shipments to these categories to reach 90 to 95 GWh this year. The industry is consolidating on NMC and NCA chemistries for traction batteries, standing for 65 %, rsp. 27 % of all global shipments. Panasonic leads (not counting e-buses), with nearly 21 GWh installed for Tesla alone. Chinese CATL is #2 with 20 GWh installed this year, LG is #3 with 9,7 GWh. While CATL has further expanded its business, the NEV sales meltdown in China has lead to steep declines in battery shipments of many smaller Chinese battery makers.

08 December: The first sales results for November are available in the Data Center. Another weak month in USA, -36 %, with domestic brands, incl. Tesla, and Japanese brands severely down, whereas most European and Korean imports thrive with new and updated models. JLR finally brought their Range Rover PHEVs to the US. Canada did not follow this trend and posted +11 % compared to November last year. Sweden increased by 33 %, Netherlands +101 % (boosted by 4000 Tesla Model-3 deliveries), Belgium +24 %, Finland +97 %, Denmark +126%. Another strong month in Australia with +333 %, thanks to 1200 Tesla Model-3 deliveries, which took the lion's share of all 1600 PEV sales there. South Korea is still in reverse, ca -40 % y-o-y; please note that 150-200 units are still missing in the tally there, unlikely to make a significant change.

08 December: The xEV Market Share Tracker is updated with the results for October 2019.  It covers passenger vehicle sales for BEVs, PHEVs, HEVs and MHEVs relative to the passenger car sales totals in over 50 individual countries. It also shows the ranking of 50 markets for their plug-in vehicle shares and s.c. Mekko diagrams showing the global composition of BEV, PHEV, HEV and MHEV by region in one picture. The highlights of October: The Plug-in sector continues to contract in China and the US, but Europe keeps growing fast and PHEVs continue their rebound with new models and improved e-range. Germany had 4,1 % plug-in share in passenger cars for October, Finland reached 10 %, most of sales being PHEVs. The global plug-in share was 2,4 % in October, still trailing the result of last year (3,2 %) because of the slump in China and USA.

02 December: The global tally is complete for October sales and the results are disappointing: Except for Europe with 45 % growth y-o-y for October, other high volume markets posted strong declines. China, now including LCVs and imports, was down 50 % on October last year (see 18 October comment), USA was 33 % lower (see 11 October comment), Japan lost 45 % and South Korea contracted 41 % following the boom of 2018. Better news from Europe, up 45 % and a shift back into PHEVs. The result for UK was +38 %. The global total for October, 154 000 units, was 30 % below last year's; at least it was higher than 2017, when 132 200 units were delivered.

25 November: This sales update has just the October numbers for Austria, - 26 % y-o-y, and for some of the smaller markets. Italy and UK are still missing for the complete Europe tally. I have deleted the partial results for UK, presented in last weeks update, as they just were for some of the early reported models and created more confusion then value. We issue the UK volumes when the complete picture is available.

18 November: More sales updates for October are available: The downturn in China continues, with a -46 % y-o-y combined loss for models produced in China. It is the 4th consecutive month with accelerating losses, following subsidy reductions in July. BEVs were affected as much as PHEVs in October. Smaller OEM were hit hardest, unless they introduced new, long-range models, like GAC. Minis and small cars lost most, while mid-size sedans, which are popular as company cars and taxis, were winners.  Well established foreign brands like VW, BMW, GM post strong gains, while smaller J/Vs struggle. As usual, imports and LCVs become available in around 10 days. Better news from Europe, where Germany increased by 99 % in October for a total of nearly 12 000 units. Higher deliveries of many popular PHEVs were the strongest reason. Netherlands was up 32 %, Switzerland +38 %, Portugal +74 %. Japan tanked by -44 % with high losses among the top-3 models Leaf, Prius and Outlander. Please note that results in UK are still partial.

11 November: Further results for plug-in sales are up-loaded to the Data Center: USA is still in reverse, compared to the Tesla boom of 2018 Q3 and Q4; the slump was a whole 33 % in October. The Volkswagen Group, Hyundai-Kia and Daimler increased, all others posted heavy losses. Norway backed 6 %, but the best selling car was still an EV, the Audi e-Tron quattro, with  873 units delivered. 58 % of all passenger cars sold in Norway were plug-ins on October.  France increased by 53 %, Spain +56 %, Denmark +120 %, Finland 111 %, Ireland + 359 %, Australia +381 %, New Zealand 85 %.

07 November: The xEV Market Share Tracker is updated with the results for September 2019.  It covers passenger vehicle sales for BEVs, PHEVs, HEVs and MHEVs relative to the passenger car sales totals in over 50 individual countries. It also shows the ranking of 50 markets for their plug-in vehicle shares and s.c. Mekko diagrams showing the global composition of BEV, PHEV, HEV and MHEV by region in one picture. The highlights of September: The Plug-in sector growth took another beating in China and the US, but Europe keeps growing fast and PHEVs continue their rebound with new models and improved e-range. Driven by high end-of-quarter deliveries of the Tesla Model-3, many markets approached 10 % market market share of plug-ins in September. Netherlands  reached over 20 % , Norway 65 % and Sweden 14 %. The global plug-in share was 2,9 % in September, still trailing the result of last year (3 %) because of the slump in China and USA.

04 November: The books are closed for September sales and the global total, 190 500 units, ended up 8 % below September last year. This includes BEVs and PHEVs, passenger cars and light commercial vehicles. Year-to-date, 1,65 million plug-ins were delivered during the first 3 quarters, 26 % more than for the same period of 2018. 74 % were BEVs, 26 % were PHEVs and 5250 units (0,3 %) were fuel cell EVs. The first results for October sales are available in the Data Center, too: Belgium showed a 71 % increase vs October last year and Sweden increased by 32 %.

28 October: Except for late reported model and LCVs in China, the global tally is nearly complete. For Europe, including preliminary results for Italy (80-90 % increase), growth was 68 % y-o-y for September. Admittedly over a relatively weak September 2018, when the WLTP introduction halted PHEV sales in many markets. The 12 month downturn for PHEVs in Europe is over; they increased 28 % in September with strong sales of the new BMW 330e and even the Passat GTE is back. BEVs are up by 92 % with Tesla Model-3 and Audi e-Tron Quattro as the largest contributors. Amid weak results in China and USA, the global total is expected to be 8 % below September of last year.

21 October: The Battery shipment Tracker is updated to the August vehicle delivery status. 62,1 GWh were installed into passenger cars and LCVs, BEV, PHEV, FCEV, so far this year. We expect shipments to these categories to reach 100 GWh this year. The industry is consolidating on NMC and NCA chemistries for traction batteries, standing for 64 %, rsp. 28 % of all global shipments. Panasonic leads (not counting e-buses), with nearly 17,2 GWh installed for Tesla alone. CATL is #2 with 13,1 GWh installed this year, BYD is #3 with 7,5 GWh. The average battery size in BEVs, sales weighted, has increased from 46 kWh in 2018 to 53 kWh in 2019 Jan-August and could get close to 60 kWh at the end of 2019, translating into a e-range of around 350 km on average.

20 October: Yet another weak month for NEVs in China. First results for China produced cars/SUVs/MPVs show a decrease of 38 %. Numbers are likely to improve somewhat when late reported models, LCVs and imports are counted, but still. We are expecting a decrease of around 30 % for September in China, the 3rd month straight with declines, following subsidy cuts. Domestic brands and economy cars are hit hardest, while VW, Tesla, GM and BMW post steep increases. The situation for some of the smaller Chinese players is becoming severe. Better news from Europe, where Tesla had another record month in UK and the popular BMW 330e and VW Passat PHEVs are back in the sales charts. UK increased by 83 %, Germany by 72 % (over a weak September last year), France by 30 %.

13 October: More sales results for October became available: Switzerland +137 %, Portugal +47 %, Poland +52 %, Ireland +40 %. Please note tat results for France and south Korea are not complete, yet.

06 October: The xEV Market Share Tracker is updated with the results for August 2019.  It covers passenger car sales for BEVs, PHEVs, HEVs and MHEVs relative to the passenger car sales totals in over 50 individual countries. It also shows the ranking of 50 markets for their plug-in vehicle shares and s.c. Mekko diagrams showing the global composition of BEV, PHEV, HEV and MHEV by region in one picture. The highlights of August: Plug-in sector growth took another beating in China and the US, but Mid Hybrids (MHEVs) keep growing fast.

5 October: The global tally for August is complete, with 163 300 units delivered, 9 % less than in August 2018. The first results for September came in this week: USA and Canada numbers are preliminary and still in reverse with 25 % rsp. 12 %. They compare to the period in 2018 when Tesla delivered on the huge number of accumulated Model-3 orders. But also S&X are severely down, y-o-y. Better news from Europe with 11 % y-o-y increase in Norway, +47 % in Sweden, 49 % in Spain  and +184 % in Netherland. Denmark, Finland, Belgium, Australia and New Zealand all had triple digit growth rates. In many markets, high end of quarter deliveries of Tesla Model-3 have boosted the numbers.

30 September: Decline in e-LCV sales have pushed the losses to 15 % in China for August, but we are still chasing the import numbers, before China totals are final. The Europe result for August is complete and growth was 18 % for the region. Germany was up 45 % y-o-y in August and Italy by 37 %. Year-to-date the increase in Europe stands at 32 %. Popular PHEVs like the new BMW 330e and the revised VW Passat GTE have still not reached the registration statistics. With some smaller markets and imports to China still pending, the estimate for the August global total is around 163 000 units, which is  8 % lower than August last year. This is the first y-o-y decline in a single month since more than 5 years, with China, USA, Japan, South Korea all in decline and weaker growth in Europe.

24 September: We have received additional sales data for new, domestic model variants in China, like the new BYD Song Pro PHEV, which have added considerable volume. The losses among domestic NEV passenger cars are smaller now than stated on the 17th below: -14 % instead of -21 %, which is at least some good news on this. The new numbers are up-loaded to the Data Center now.

23 September: Adjustments to BJEV models without any material change of China totals. We are still collecting volumes imports and LCVs. Japan results came in and are -15 % below August last year. The decline among plug-ins was broad based, in a total market that was up 6,7 %. Austria was luckier and increased +67 y-o-y incl. LCVs; sales are now around 1000 units every month. UK plug-in sales increased 3 % thanks to growth in LCVs; passenger cars stayed flat, an improvement over the y-o-y declines in the previous 3 months.

17 September: The first August results for China came in and they are a grim reading: Sales of China produced BEVs and PHEVs contracted by 21 % versus August last year. PHEVs were down 60 %, while BEVs held up to the volume of last year. The ending of subsidies for all short range NEVs causes more drama than expected. Among OEMs, only BAIC, Great Wall, Nio and the locally produced models of GM (SAIC Baojun), BMW and VW posted volume gains. All others lost sales, in particular smaller players. The numbers are still preliminary, to be completed by late reported new-comers and imported plug-ins. The Tesla deliveries  (all imported) are our estimates, so far. From Europe: France posted only +2 % for August, growth was held back by depleted PHEV inventories of German brands and by softer Nissan Leaf sales, ahead of the sales start of the 60 kWh version.

08 September: The first round for August sales results is uploaded to the Data Center. USA is down 26 % compared to July last year. Declines we need to get used to in USA for the second half of this year. Last year's H2 was overshooting relative to trend, from all pent-up demand for Model-3 and better supply of European PHEVs. The re-launch of the latter has started in Europe, but will not show up in US sales stats until late in the year. Results for Europe came in for Spain +33 %, Denmark +38 %, Belgium -4 %, Norway -6 %, Sweden +6 % and Ireland +15 %. Canada was up +12 % and Australia +86 %, but from a small base. Please note that results for South Korea, Poland and Finland are partial and contain estimates.

07 September: The xEV Market Share Tracker is updated with the results for July 2019.  It covers passenger car sales for BEVs, PHEVs, HEVs and MHEVs relative to the passenger car sales totals in over 50 individual countries. The Share Tracker has some new features like the ranking of 50 markets for their plug-in vehicle shares and s.c. Mekko diagrams showing the global composition of BEV, PHEV, HEV and MHEV by region in one picture. The highlights of July: Plug-in growth took a beating in China and the US, but MHEVs keep growing fast.

02 September: The weekly update for PEV volumes with sales in minor markets, adding 130 units to the global total. The first August results from early reporting markets come by the end of this week. Next week we visit the IAA in Frankfurt. We will be there during the press days on the 10th and 11th. If you want to meet us there, let us know by mail to Roland@ev-volumes.com and Viktor@ev-volumes.com .

27 August: Except for some minor markets, which will add around 300 units, the global results for July are complete and they are disappointing. Volume was 154 000 units, the second lowest this year and growth was just 4 % over July 2018. One reason for this  is the curtailing of NEV sales in China by tougher conditions for type approvals and subsidies. Another is the USA result, the explanation is given in the 14 August paragraph. Globally, the increase still stands at 40 % over Jan-July 2018. Total Europe increased by 33 % in July and 34 % YTD. The combined result for all countries except the aforementioned was 14 % up in July and 11 % YTD; Japan remained in reverse through May, but shows a small recovery in the last two months.

19 August: The first NEV sales results in China are available and the combined volume for models from domestic production is down 4 % compared to July last year. Following a grace period in Q2, with partial subsidy cuts, models with less than 250km e-range receive no subsidies anymore and for model with 250+ km, support is reduced by around 40 %. The volume losses are mostly among small and compact segments, while mid-size cars and SUVs held up better. A further reason for the slump can be by delays in the paperwork for approvals and price lists, as we have seen this in January 2017, when revised subsidy requirements became effective. Also Sweden lost PEV volume compared to July 2018, -2 %, which is mostly supply related, according to Bil Sweden.

14 August: Plug-in sales results for July are uploaded for several markets: USA was down 11 % comparing the result to July last year, when Tesla served the huge Model-3 reservation queue in the US. The Model-3 was was just 6 % below below July 2018 deliveries, but the rest of the sector backed 16 %. July sales in Europe came as follows: Norway +17 %, Netherlands +71 %, Belgium +12 %, Portugal +33 %, Spain +76 %, Denmark +39 %, Ireland +110 %. France, +62 %, is still a blend of actuals and estimates because of holiday season. Outside Europe, Canada is up 44 % as new incentive packages show effect.  South Korea numbers are still partial.

10 August: The Battery shipment Tracker is updated to the June vehicle delivery status. 47,4 GWh were installed into passenger cars and LCVs, BEV, PHEV, FCEV, so far this year. We expect shipments to these categories to reach 120 GWh this year. The industry is consolidating on NMC and NCA chemistries for traction batteries, standing for 64 %, rsp. 27 % of all global shipments. Panasonic still leads (not counting e-buses), with nearly 13 GWh installed for Tesla alone. CATL is #2 with 9,5 GWh installed this year. The average battery size in BEVs, sales weighted, has increased from 46 kWh in 2018 to 52 kWh in 2019 H1 and could get close to 60 kWh at the end of 2019, translating into a e-range of around 350 km on average.

08 August: The xEV Market Share Tracker is updated with the results for June 2019.  It covers passenger car sales for BEVs, PHEVs, HEVs and MHEVs relative to the passenger car sales totals in 53 individual countries. The tracking is on a monthly basis and covers 95 % of the global passenger car market. It gives a fast overview where EV adoption is trending, by countries, years and months. The June results show a trend toward higher BEV share (China re-bound and strong deliveries of Tesla) and higher MHEV share (more choice, Germany and USA markets), while HEVs and PHEVs show only moderate increases. The undisputed share leader is Norway, with 57 % of passenger car sales electrically chargeable in H1 of 2019. Fastest growing is Ireland, with 3,5 % plug-in share in 2019,  up from 1,6 % last year.

05 August: We closed the books for June sales and the global total was 268 000 plug-ins, an increase of 63 % over June last year and the 2nd highest month ever, after December 2018. The total for the first half of 2019 ended at 1133 500 PEVs, a growth of 46 %. In addition, 3300 units of Fuel Cell Vehicles were delivered. Electric LCV sales in China remain weak, therefore the difference to our previous expectation of 1140k for H1.

29 July: The sales of PEV imports to China are available, with a correction for our Tesla estimates in the previous round. Not 6500, but 4400 units were delivered, still good to stand for 56 % of all PEV imports to China. June was the 2nd best month ever for plug-in sales in China and pend-up demand/supply from low April and May deliveries certainly played in. Volume, 164 300 units, increased by 104 % (w/o LCVs) compared to June last year. YTD, the increase is back to 70 % over 2018. Strong results, also considering that China's vehicle market is down 12 % for H1. We still collect/verify some remaining data before we can close the books for June. Globally, we expect plug-in volumes of 1140 000 units for the first half year, which is 47 % higher than for January to June 2018.

22 July: Most China results for June are available in this up-load and the plug-in market rebounded to 83 % growth vs June last year, excluding LCVs from the calculation. Popular mini-EVs, like the BAIC EC3 are back on sale with battery upgrades to enable an e-range above the subsidy threshold of 250 km. Tesla delivered approximately 6500 Model-3 (still all imports) and other, new models gained traction. Europe: Except for some minor markets, the tally is complete and the June 2018 to June 2019 increase was 23 %. Germany posted 37 % growth, Italy 58 %. The UK plug-in market is still in reverse (-18 %), following the 1000 GBP grant cut for all PEV over 70 miles (112 km) of e-range and the expiration of grants for any plug-in below 70 mls (all current PHEV), since December 2018. The UK Government plans to set the BIK (Benefit In Kind) of company cars to Zero for BEVs, starting April 2020. The UK sales slump in the plug-in sector could drag out until then and turn into rapid growth after that date.

13 July:  The xEV Market Share Tracker is updated with the results for May. It covers passenger car sales for BEVs, PHEVs, HEVs and MHEVs relative to the passenger car sales totals in 47 individual countries. The tracking is on a monthly basis and covers 95 % of the global passenger car market. It gives a fast overview where EV adoption is trending, by years and months. Shares of HEV and MHEV continued to increase in most markets. Mild Hybrids (MHEV) rapidly gain popularity, esp. in Europe where are replacing Diesel sales in many cases. PHEV shares stagnate, pending the re-introduction of popular models. BEV share increases lost pace, following subsidy cuts in China and a weak Q1 for Tesla. We see stronger growth in the volumes we have for June.

12 July: The May sales data round is completed and volumes were nearly 185 000 plug-ins, worldwide, including LCVs. The increase over May 2018 was just 11 %, as the dominating Chinese portion just increased by 7 % and large markets as Japan and Canada were in reverse in May. USA was up a meagre 11 % in May. Europe did better at +28 %, despite persistent supply issues for popular models. More June results are available with this up-load: France +25 %, Netherlands +95 %, Italy +58 %, Switzerland +47 %, Portugal +67%. Canada is still in decline in June (-19 %), despite a new subsidy package for 1 June onwards. Please note that results in South Korea are partial, so far.

7 July: The books are still not closed for June, with some China sales still to be reported. Meanwhile the July sales results are available for USA and several Europe markets. USA plug-in sales increased by 66 % compared to June last year with record deliveries of the Tesla Model-3, of 21 200 units. The Model-3 stood for 56 % of US plug-in sales and for 69 % of all BEV sales in the country. 9041 plug-ins were sold in Norway, +11 %; the strong shift towards BEV continues, they are up 83 %, while PHEVs are down 64 %. Norway reached 48 % BEV share of new car sales in June and Tesla's share of the total car market was 24,5 %. Sweden plug-in sales were up 23 % y-o-y, Spain +31 %, Belgium +10 % and the Czech Republic +41 %.

30 June: May sales updates for Italy, +84 % and remaining Europe countries. The region finished at 39 400 units including LCVs and Fuel Cell EVs and an increase of 28 % vs May last year. BEVs increased by  73 %, PHEVs decreased by 13 % and FCEVs increased 15-fold to 64 units. Some PHEVs from German brands are still waiting for their re-introduction later this year. The global results for May should be available around the 7th of July. China is still to report plug-in imports and LCVs.

23 June: An intermediate update to May sales with UK -12 %, the second month in reverse this year as grants for PHEVs were reduced. Plug-i Hybrids stood for 70 % of plug-in sales in the UK and their share has dropped to 55 % in the mix, YTD 2019. Even if BEVs increased by 76 % vs May last year, they could not compensate. Other results: Austria +36 %, Portugal +17 %, Denmark +28 %, Singapore +170 %.

19 June: The Vehicle Specification file has been updated, with 25 added vehicles, and NEDC changed to WLTP. It will take a few months to gather all WLTP rating on the vehicles. "Annual sales volumes" has been changed from 2017 into 2018.

19 June: The Battery Shipment Tracker is updated with the results until April 2019. In the first 4 months of this year 27,4 GWh of additional storage capacity was installed into light vehicles. This is 109 % more than for the same period in 2018, much faster than for plug-in vehicle volumes, which increased 52 % in the same period. The average battery size of BEVs and PHEVs increased from 29 kWh to 40 kWh in the same period, partly by increasing battery unit sizes, partly by a shift towards more BEV sales in the mix. The new Tesla Model-3 has high influence on the numbers.

18 June: The first May sales results for China are available. Not counting imports and LCV, which are still pending, y-o-y growth in May was just 7 %, which is an effect of the afore mentioned subsidy reductions, esp for models with short e-range. This has a strong impact on sales of affordable mini and small cars like ZhiDou D1/D2 and Chinas best selling plug-in, the BAIC EC-Series. The highest losses last month were for BAIC, Chery, GAC, FAW and producers specialised on mini-cars. Growth for all others was still very healthy. Other May results around the world: Germany +55 % and more PHEV sales in the mix again, Netherlands 102 % up, Switzerland +51 %. Japan again in reverse, with dwindling sales of the Leaf, ahead of the e+ version with 50% more battery capacity (62 kWh). Numbers in South Korea still have some estimates, but y-o-y May growth is likely more than 40 % there.

12 June: We have updated the EV Market Share Tracker to reflect the final PEV volumes in China and also additional HEV deliveries in China, which was not reported until now. The changes in the file affect China only.

12 June: The books for April sales are closed, with the remaining China volumes for PEV imports and confirmed Tesla deliveries. They were lower by 1500 units than the previous estimates. More results for May are available: France, up 30 % over May 2018, Poland and Czech Rep. unchanged at 100 units, New Zealand +22 % (these are new registrations as usual). Note that May numbers for Japan and South Korea are still partial.

10 June: The xEV Market Share Tracker is updated with the results for April. It covers passenger car sales for BEVs, PHEVs, HEVs and MHEVs relative to the passenger car sales totals in 47 individual countries. The tracking is on a monthly basis and covers 95 % of the global passenger car market. It gives a fast overview where EV adoption is trending, by years and months. Shares of PEV and HEV continue to increase in most markets, even if growth in USA and Canada Plug-in sales have slowed down. Mild Hybrids (MHEV) rapidly gain popularity. They do not charge from the grid, can not drive all-electric either, but now stand for a quarter of all Hybrid sales in Europe. They use 10 % les fuel than a regular ICE car and are replacing Diesel sales in many cases.

9 June: The books are nearly closed for the global results of April. With some reservation for Tesla in China, 168 800 plug-ins were sold worldwide in April, 28 % more than in April 2018. Meanwhile, the first results for May came in: USA + 17% (we are still verifying some of the model sales, numbers can change), Norway +11 % vs May 2018, Sweden +40 %, Spain +111 %, Ireland +75 %, Belgium +4 %, but Canada minus 31 % so far. Canada may still be adjusted.

3 June: Another update for sales, with results for Italy, 1771 units and a cool 284 % increase over April 2018, following the introduction of a bonus-malus CO2 taxation scheme for passenger vehicles. Europe numbers are complete and the tally stands at 38 700 units for April, including LCVs, 31 % higher than last year. Sales for South Korea are now complete and the y-o-y growth was an impressive 146 %. We have added estimates for Tesla in China and are still collecting the sales for other imports. For all of you tracking segment developments: Following comments by clients and own observations, we have repositioned several midsize-sedans in China from Car-D to Car-C. They have the overall length to qualify for Car-D, but their wheelbase of less than 2700 mm  leads to a cabin length (rear knee space) which is not deemed competitive for Car-D anymore. It affects quite some volume in China which moves into the compact segment by this.

26 May: April sales are available now for Portugal +6 % y-o-y, Japan -3 % and many other, smaller markets, some of them with triple digit growth, like Singapore, Romania and South Africa. We are still expecting the results from Italy, before we close April for Europe. Please note that April results for South Korea are still partial and that imports an LCVs are still to come for China.

19 May: The first April results for China are available. Imported NEVs and LCVs are are not included yet. Passenger NEVs made in China increased by relatively low 32 % versus April 2018. The reason is a 40 % cut in subsidies and a minimum of 250 km range for BEVs to receive subsidies at all. Losers were among the very affordable mini and small cars like Zhidou and the best seller BAIC EC-Series. The winners were long-range BEVs, esp from BYD and China made PHEVs from import brands. BMW, VW, even Toyota are counting monthly sales in the thousands, not in the 10th or hundreds like one year ago. Results for more countries: Germany +29 %, Spain +41 %, Switzerland +141 % with strong Tesla Model-3 deliveries, Japan -12 %, UK -8 % where the Leaf tanked in anticipation of the 60 kWh version. Note that results in South Korea are still partial and GM started selling the Chevrolet Bolt there.

12 May: The Charging Station Counter is updated to the global status of April 2019. 40 000 new public charging stations were opened during the last 6 months and their number has reached 340 000. As usual, this number represents the sum of public locations per connector type and accounts for locations with more than one connector type. This is common for e.g. multi-chargers, which can offer CCS, ChaDeMo and high-power Type-2 outlets in one stall. While the number of stations grows slower than the number of EVs on the road, there is a trend towards more power outlets per station. Depending on local conditions one large station can have 10, or 20, or even 30 stalls in one location. The largest stations are typically in vast parking garages in Chinese cities, or by Tesla.

12 May: The xEV Market Share Tracker is updated with the results for March. It covers passenger car sales for BEVs, PHEVs, HEVs and MHEVs relative to the passenger car sales totals in 47 individual countries. The tracking is on a monthly basis and covers 95 % of the global passenger car market. It gives a fast overview where EV adoption is trending, by years and months. Shares in Europe and China developed strong, while USA and Canada had disappointing Plug-in sales. Mild Hybrids (MHEV) rapidly gain popularity. They do not charge from the grid, can not drive all-electric either, but now stand for a quarter of all Hybrid sales in Europe, with the strongest sales in Germany.

11 May: The global sales results for March are complete, with 236 000 units delivered, a 62 % growth over March 2018. Europe increased by 43 %, China by 106 % and USA by just 3 %. China stood for 55 % of world EV sales in March. More results for April: Norway backed  -8 %, with tight supply and backlogs for many popular models. France posted a broad-based increase of 61 %, while Canada showed a broad based -26 % decline, except for Tesla sales. Netherland came in with +161 % y-o-y, continuing a long row of triple digit %-increases. Steady growth in New Zealand, too, with +47 % in March, excluding used imports.

05 May: While we are still need to confirm results for imports in China, including Tesla, the first sales results came in for April. USA had another slow month (+9 % versus April 2018), despite over 10 000 Tesla Model-3 deliveries, but losses for nearly all other models, including big-sellers like Prius Plug-in, GM Volt and now also Bolt, Nissan Leaf and Honda Clarity PHEV. The Model-3 stood for 47 % of all April plug-in sales and and outsold all mid-luxury ICE models by a wide margin. Sweden's plug-in sales were up 40 % and the Model-3 was the #1 among them for another time. Sales in Belgium were up 30 %.

29 April: March deliveries for the European portion are completed, with Italy increasing 38 % over last year and Austria by 55 %. The total for Europe is up 43 % compared to March 2018 and the year-to-date gain is 40 %. In China we are still collecting the stats for imports and LCVs, but we included our estimate for Tesla, which has 5900 deliveries of the long awaited Model-3, plus 1700 units for S&X. As for all other imported plug-ins, these numbers are not final. Excluding imports and LCVs, the increase in China is 97 % for March and 118 % for Q1 of 2019.

18 April: March deliveries are available for China, for passenger cars from domestic production, 107 000 units in total. The increase over March 2018 is 86 %. LCVs and imports are still to be reported, likely end of next week. Imports are numbers to watch; the Tesla Model-3 had the first month of China deliveries. They could be as many as 5000 units, good for a place among the 5 best selling NEVs in March. Germany was up 41 %, with 2224 registrations for Tesla Model-3, which was the best-selling plug-in for March. The shift to more BEV sales continues, with high growth for Zoe, BMW i3 and Korean BEVs. PHEV sales from German brands are still constrained while Mitsubishi Outlander and Volvo sales soar. UK reported a 1 % decline with high losses for the two best sellers Leaf and Outlander. Strong gains by BMW, Range Rover and LCVs could not compensate. Portugal was up 105 %; one out of 20 new cars sold in the country were plug-ins.

17 April: The Battery Shipment Tracker is updated with the vehicle/battery deliveries until February 2019. In the first 2 months of this year, 10,3 GWh of additional storage capacity was installed into light vehicles. This is 136 % more than for the same period in 2018, twice as fast as for plug-in vehicle volumes, which increased 65 % in the same period.

13 April: More updates for March sales: Norway's best selling car in March was the Tesla Model-3. The country registered 5315 Tesla Model-3, 680 Audi e-tron quattro and 442 Jaguar i-Pace, to mention recent new-comers and most other PEVs posted increases, too. In total, Norway had 12 874 plug-in sales, a 65 % increase over March 2018 and their share within total car sales was 58 %. Further results from Europe: France +12 %, Finland +22 %, Switzerland +124 %, Poland +137 %, Iceland +10 %. In Canada, our sources reported another 1000 Model-3 sales. This pushes the March result in Canada to +12 %, not -17 % as previously stated.

9 April: The xEV Share Tracker is updated with the February 2019 results. It covers passenger car sales for BEV, PHEV and HEV, relative to the passenger car sales totals in 47 individual countries. The tracking is on a monthly basis and covers 95 % of the global passenger car market. It gives a fast overview where EV adoption is trending, by years and months. Shares in most European countries developed strong, while USA and Canada had disappointing Plug-in sales. BEVs in China has 3,3 % share in a depressed passenger car market, 2 %-pts higher than a year ago. Mild Hybrids (MHEV) rapidly gained popularity. They cost less than a full hybrid (HEV), but save less fuel and can't drive all-electric. Neither of them charge from the grid, like Plug-in Hybrids (PHEV) and Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV).

8 April: The books are closed for February deliveries and the global result was 114 250 units including LCVs and 300 fuel cell vehicles . This is 35 % above February 2018, lower than usual, because of the weak USA statistics for the month. A word on LCVs: Some of the unspecified portion in China appeared to be medium sized commercial vehicles. We remover the associated volume from the LCV volume in this database. The impact is 20k for, both, 2017 and 2018. March results are uploaded for several countries: Another weak USA result with only 5 % increase over March 2018. Many brands in reverse, others with only small increases. Tesla delivered 14 600 units in USA (10k were Model-3), which is 53 % of March plug-in volumes and 46 % higher vs year ago. Fast growing Canada saw drops for most OEM and models, except for the Tesla Model-3, but 1100 March deliveries could not compensate. The month is off 17 % y-o-y. Better news from Europe: Netherlands +158 %, Sweden +68%, Spain +146 %, Belgium up 26%.

31 March: February results for the remaining countries became available: South Korea is still in reverse, -31 % under February 2018. Particularly affected are the domestic EVs from Hyundai and Kia. We commented earlier that the company prioritises export markets with high back-logs and, indeed, deliveries to Europe more than doubled compared to last year, while domestic and also USA sales suffered. In the end, another capacity increase will be needed to keep up with global demand. Better news from Portugal up +93 % vs Feb 2018. With over 4 % of total car sales, Portugal is now on place 5 in the European EV share ranking, after Norway, Iceland, Sweden and Finland. We are still obtaining volumes in China for some imports, LCVs and late reported nameplates before we close the books for February, by the end of the week.

25 March: The sales results for February are added for more countries.  Here is the %-growth vs Feb 2018: China +58 % and +65 % counting passenger cars only, Germany +35 %, UK +33 %, Switzerland +32 %, Austria +32 %, Australia +28 %, New Zealand 107 %, Poland +115 %. With around 7 % of the global volume still pending, The combined growth for the reported countries is 40 % so far.

20 March: The EV-volumes team is still on an extended road trip this week (with EVs, of course) and the next update for February sales numbers comes on Monday next week. Thank you for your understanding and stay tuned.

10 March: The xEV Share Tracker is updated with the January 2019 results. It covers passenger car sales for BEV, PHEV and HEV, relative to the passenger car sales totals in 47 individual countries. The tracking is on a monthly basis and covers 95 % of the global passenger car market. It gives a fast overview where EV adoption is trending, by years and months. The shares for January 2019 were, as usual, below December of 2018, but they were a lot stronger than in January 2018, confirming the positive development seen in terms of volumes (+93 % y-o-y). I had to skip the monthly 2016 time-series to keep the diagrams simple. The 2016 series is still in the previous December file, which will be kept in the suite for some months. The February results become available in the 1st week of April.

10 March: January sales are complete and the global total reached 161 000, a 93 % increase over January 2018. In China, deliveries were 188 % higher than last year. The February results became available for a number of countries this week: USA is up just 2 % y-o-y and unchanged versus January. Tesla continued to prioritise export deliveries of the Model-3 and there was not much growth for other models either. Canada (+26 %) and Europe did better: France +30 %, Netherlands + 137 %, Sweden +53 %, Spain +76 %, Ireland +224 %, Denmark +97 %, even Belgium with +20 %. South Korea is up 41 % down 40 % vs January of 2018. In the aforementioned 7 European markets, 1350 Model-3 were delivered. UK, Ireland (RHD) and Sweden (paperwork) did not register any.

4 March: January sales updates for UK, +8 % versus January 2018 and Portugal, +93 %. The Europe January tally is complete and the y-o-y increase for the region was 33 %. South Korea backed -42 % in January and most of the losses relate to low supply of domestic BEVs, like Kona, Ioniq, Niro. Exports have higher priority at the moment. We are still collecting remaining segments and models in China. No changes there, today; more by the end of this week. So far, the global total for January 2019 is 85 % higher than last year.

24 February: The first round of January sales results for China are available; the tally stands at 93 400 units. Imports, LCVs and some models with high sales, altogether worth ca 20 000 units, are not in the data-set, yet. Accounting for these, January 2019 will be over 3 times higher in China than January 2018. Japan backed 25 % in January, the 60 kWh Leaf is still ramping up and the Prius Plug-in had another weak month. South Korea was up 105 %, but some Hyundai sales are still estimates and numbers can change there. Many smaller markets with sales below 100 per month showed triple-digit growth.

18 February: More January sales results are available. France had 4650 PEV sales and increased by 67 % compared to January 2018. Nearly 1/3rd of sales were from Renault Zoe, which more than doubled sales in France. Australia up 25 %, but volume was still a mere 270 units. Germany escaped the PHEV doldrums by shifting to more BEV sales. Zoe is on top and the 4 best selling plug-ins are all BEVs now, among them the new Audi e-tron quattro. January sales, 6900 units, were up 17 % y-o-y. Switzerland was up 12 % and Singapore increase 331 % vs Jan 2018. The combined growth of all January results, so far, is 41 %. First details on China will come by end of this week. And yes, some more Tesla Model 3 have landed in Europe. Had a chance to drive the AWD performance version last Thursday (big thanks Tesla Gothenburg), still with NL plates on. In short: Very special inside-out and a mind-blowing acceleration performance for the P version. Real Muskle cars.

12 February: The Battery Shipment Tracker is updated with the November, December and the full 2018 results. A total of 74 GWh battery capacity was installed into Light Vehicles, BEV, PHEV and FCEV, worldwide. The market has further concentrated around the NMC, NCA and LFP chemistries, with NMC standing for over half of the supply. NCA increased to 25 % of shipments with growing production by Tesla of the Model-3. LFP is solely used in Chinese EVs. All other chemistries are on the decline or have been abandoned.

10 February: January sales results available in more markets. Canada increased 54 % over January of 2018, Czech Republic +76 %, Denmark +73 %, Finland +19 %, Ireland +392 % (!), Netherlands +99 %. So far, the combined result for the countries reported for January is +44 %, a good start for the year.

7 February: The xEV Share Tracker for BEV, PHEV, HEV and MHEV is updated with the December and 2018 results. It covers passenger vehicles in over 50 countries where we have reliable PEV/HEV sales and total market volumes available. This is a new feature in our Data Center, introduced in December. You can see the share development by country since 2010 by year and the monthly share development for the last 3 years. Check it out and let us know what you think about it.

7 February: The BEV & PHEV Specifications file is updated, with updated with several new vehicles, which started selling in significant numbers since the previous update.

5 February: We closed the books for the 2018 volumes. Since the previous update, additional sales in China from the EV start-ups WM Motors ("Weltmeister"), Red Star Noble and FAW Sitech generated another 8400 units to the record month of December. Together with higher than expected Tesla sales in China, the global total surpassed 300 000 units in a single month for the first time. The year finished at almost exactly 2,1 million units including LCVs, as expected. News for LCV tracking: The Nissan e-NV200 and the PSA volumes are now split into the cargo (LCV)  and the passenger versions (MPV) on separate lines. Mind this when you retrieve volumes for these segments. Meanwhile, the first results for January 2019 are available: Belgium still in reverse (-29 %), Spain +46 %, Sweden +56 % and USA +42 %. Tesla cut deliveries to only 6500 units Model-3 in USA, while over 30 000 were shipped to Europe. They will show up first in the February registrations.

29 January: Getting closer to the final, global sales results for 2018. Italy came in with a mere 590 units for December, still +41 % over 2017. Less than the +97 % for the complete year, but understandably so. Italy plans to introduce new EV grants and a progressive, CO2 based, vehicle taxation scheme in March 2019. Until then, plug-in sales are likely to stay muted and take off after that. The Europe tally for 2018 is complete now, showing 386 000 deliveries of EV passenger cars (M1) and 409 600 units including volumes of Light Commercial Vehicles and Renault Twizy. We are still verifying some brands volumes in China, South Korea, Malaysia and for some minor markets. All should be complete during the coming weekend. Stay tuned.

24 January: Another round of December sales results is now available. The long awaited tally for China is nearly complete. We have applied estimated for the few imports which have late reporting. December was another record in China with 174 000 units passenger car NEVs and 192 000 including LCVs. The year 2018 finished at 1088 000 NEV passenger cars which is a share of 4,4 %. Other results: Australia -17 %, but still +25 % for the year. Canada +32 % in December and 132 % for 2018, Germany -11 % / +23 %, UK +24 % / +25 %, New Zealand +31 % / +56 %, south Korea +69 % / + 124 %. The global tally stands at 2075 000 for 2018 and is likely to reach 2090 000 adding 10 markets still to be reported.

14 January: More results for December and the complete 2018: Norway -9 % in December, versus an exceptional Dec 2017 and +18% for the year. Netherlands numbers are now complete and resulted in 458 % increase for December and +184 % for 2018. What a rebound. France had the best month ever with 6550 units and an increase of 24 %. Switzerland +26 % for December and +15 % for 2018, Finland +11 % / +85 %, Hungary +5% / +69 %, Denmark, +333 % / +356 %. This years loser is Belgium, suffering from adverse taxation and dwindling supply of PHEVs from Germany. December was down 51 % and the year by -7 %. Nothing from China, yet. We may have get some sector totals during the week.

08 January: The first December sales results are uploaded to the Data Center. USA came in at 49 600 units (+90 %) and finished the year with 361 000 units, 81 % above the 200k of 2017. Most of the increase, nearly 140 000 units were attributed to the ramp-up of the Tesla Model-3, 21 000 units to increases of other models. Other results from Europe:  Sweden +24 % for December and +45 % for the year, Spain +127 / + 58 %, Netherlands +411 % / +178 %. December results for Netherlands, Belgium, France, Norway and Canada are still partial. December is usually the strongest month of the year and we are particularly excited to get the China results, in about 10 days from now. Stay tuned.

01 January: The xEV Share Tracker for BEV, PHEV, HEV and MHEV is updated with the November results. It covers passenger vehicles in 55 countries where we have reliable PEV/HEV sales and total market volumes available. This is a new feature in our Data Center, introduced in December. Check it out and let us know what you think about it.

01 January 2019: A Happy New Year to all of you! The global results for November are now complete, including imports and additional volume for late reported, new entries in China. This pushed the total for passenger cars and LCVs to 154 600 units, 61 % above November last year. The NEV share in the depressed passenger car market climbed to 6,3 %, which was 0,3 %-pts  higher than in October and 3 %-pts higher than in November last year. Our worries that NEV sales get dragged down by the weakening car market were relieved. The global total stands at 1790 000 BEVs and PHEVs for the year including November. Plug-in sales for 2018 are on track to reach nearly 2,1 million in the light vehicle category.

28 December: Another sales update for minor markets and provisional estimates for imports in China.

21 December: Another update to the sales database with most of the European markets completed. Germany was down 5 % compared to Nov 2017, as popular PHEV models are still on hold from Daimler and the VW Group. Many of these halted PHEVs get battery upgrades to stay under the 50 g CO2/km in the more stringent WLTP cycle. 50g is the limit for purchase incentives in many European countries. We expect most of them to return to regular sales during 2019 H1. Meanwhile, we can report a broad shift towards BEVs in the BEV/PHEV-mix, not only in Germany. Other results: UK +21 %, Italy +127 %, Austria +28 %, Ukraine +111 %, to name the larger plug-in markets. Many smaller markets continue with triple-digit %-increases. We are back with the preliminary global totals for November in a week from now.

20 December: We proudly introduce the xEV Share Tracker, which charts the market share development of BEVs, PHEVs and also regular hybrids (HEV) in 60 markets around the world. The developments are shown by years and months in interactive charts and cover the Passenger Car category. The tool is part of the EV-volumes Data Center suite from now on, at no extra cost for subscribers. The current file covers 2010 to October 2018 in the 60 most important countries, with monthly data from 2016 onwards. We aim for monthly updates.

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