Hyundai Ioniq Electric Surprise Leader in January

With 717 new PEV passenger cars registered in January, registrations were down 94% regarding the previous month, due to the incentives-derived sales rush of December, the last month for plug-in hybrids to have access to company car incentives.

Despite this, sales were up 27% Year-on-Year, placing the market share at 1.4%, of which, 0.9% belongs to BEVs and 0.5% to PHEVs.

Interestingly, growth came from the BEV side, with registrations growing 107% YoY, to 475 units, while PHEVs had their deliveries down 27%, to 242 units, many of them probably ordered for December but only delivered in January.

The ranking had a complete reshuffle, with all-electric models rising to bestselling positions, with the Hyundai Ioniq Electric starting the year in the leadership, with 95 units, a personal best.

The Second Place went for the all-electric BMW i3, with 86 units, while the Bronze Medal went to another model that recently had a battery increase, with the Renault Zoe registering 70 units, its best result in three years. 

In the Light Commercial Vehicle (N1) category, results weren’t so positive, with registrations down four units regarding January 2016, to 19 units, 16 of them belonging to the Nissan e-NV200.