Global Electric Car Sales 2014 – Segment Leaders

FEB 6 2015 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 8

Tesla Model S P85D

Tesla Model S P85D

VW e-Up!

VW e-Up!

By segment, there may be some surprises.

In examining plug-in electric vehicles sales globally by segment for 2014, EV-Sales determined to following winners:

  • Micro-Car – Kandi EV
  • A-Segment – VW e-Up!
  • B-Segment – BMW i3
  • C-Segment – Nissan LEAF
  • D-Segment – Ford Fusion Energi
  • E/F-Segment – Tesla Model S
  • SUV – Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
  • MPV – Ford C-Max Energi
  • Pick-Up – Mitsubishi Minicab MiEV
  • Sports Car – BMW i8

*Of note: Some segments have only 1 or 2 plug-in electric vehicles offered right now, so winning a segment doesn’t necessarily require a high volume of sales.

Editor’s Note (below):  Adding in the class segment definitions for reference.   (as per Euro car classifications)

A: mini cars
B: small cars
C: medium cars
D: large cars
E: executive cars
F: luxury cars
J: sport utility cars
M: multi purpose cars
S: sport coupés

For a look at the sales total and additional details, check out the EV-Sales post here.

Nissan LEAF

Nissan LEAF

Source: EV-Sales

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http://electriccarsreport.com/2011/11/mitsubishi-minicab-miev/

And why do we not have thoses cuties around here for city delivery?

Speaking for myself, I have no idea what “segment” means in this context. It doesn’t seem to be price range. Is it a geographic division? Without any definition of what these categories mean to put this info into context, it’s rather meaningless.

Seconded. What are the definitions of the segments?

I got your hook-up on this.

A: mini cars
B: small cars
C: medium cars
D: large cars
E: executive cars
F: luxury cars
J: sport utility cars
M: multi purpose cars
S: sport coupés

Of note: These are Euro-specific classifications

You are right the class definitions should be in there, not everyone is/should be expected to know them…I’ll add the info in the story as well.

Thanks, Jay!

The promptness of InsideEVs editors in responding to concerns expressed in comments, such as this one, is one reason it’s such a pleasure to read this website.

Thanks for the kind words – although I’m not sure its overly warranted in this case, (=

Many times a story can be filled out/made better by input of the ‘collective whole’ …so it just makes sense to take that into account and use a good idea (or more information) to improve it.

What makes sense and what webpages/communities/blogs/news outlets online etc. do is way too often not the same thing.

So it’s surprisingly refreshing to see your active work with and not against the readers taking comments and suggestions as a tool to learn and improve.

In a perfect world this would be the standard and you wouldn’t get credit for having common sense – don’t hold your breath for the world to get there. 😛

Why are you including Kandi on a list of global electric car sales leaders?

Kandi Technologies Group (Nasdaq ticker KNDI) actually does not manufacture EVs at all. They are primarily a parts supplier or battery pack reseller.

You can read this in KNDI’s latest Form 10-Q:

Among our total revenues during the three months ended September 30, 2014, approximately $35,805,450, or 81.0%, resulted from the sale of EV parts. We started the EV parts business in the first quarter of 2014, and our revenue of EV parts increased $18,581,219 or 107.9% in the third quarter as compared to the second quarter of 2014. Our EV parts sales primarily consisted of the sales of battery packs, body parts, EV drive motors, EV controllers, air conditioning units and other auto parts to the JV Company for manufacturing of EV products. Of the total EV parts revenue during the three months ended September 30, 2014, approximately $30,404,499, or 84.9%, resulted from the sale of battery packs.

This company also appears to be under investigation by federal securities regulators at the US SEC so be careful here.