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 WESTERN EUROPE  | CAR SALES |  VW
VW Brand market share history dieselgate 2018 Weren’t Volkswagen’s sales supposed to fall?

At a time when West Europe’s still rosy-looking car market is entering a markedly cooler second half, AID reports exclusively on the winners and losers this first half


  | Sweden’s July steep vehicle tax hike sparks last minute June car sales frenzy 
 
| Looking better, but genuine BEV take-off remains distant promise 

 


 

|  ELECTRIC CAR SALES  | GLOBAL Q2 |  TESLA
Tesla global Q2 2018 sales vs. JaguarTesla Q2 volume almost equal to Jaguar

Tesla, the world’s most closely followed manufacturer of premium–priced electric cars (BEVs) is already snapping at the heels of UK premium carmaker Jaguar. The question now is, as AID’s segment observers have put it most topically, “based on Tesla’s latest sales surge it is not if Tesla will outsell Jaguar on the global prestige sector sales scene, but how soon” 


  | Sweden’s July steep vehicle tax hike sparks last minute June car sales frenzy 
 
| Looking better, but genuine BEV take-off remains distant promise 

 


 

|  FUEL MIX  | GERMANY
Germany 15 year diesel trendPetrol powered cars make further sharp inroads at expense of sinking diesels

For AID’s perplexed market observers today’s question is not so much whether Germany’s previously long-flourishing domestic market for cutting-edge diesel cars will fade into obscurity, but how soon. 


  | Damaged diesel appears to be undergoing a lull in falling mix at present 
 
| Free fall in UK diesel car sales continued in March

 


 

|  H1 CAR SALES  | WESTERN EUROPE
June European car sales June Car Market 
Burst of hot June sunshine, but cooler car sales on horizon

For the vast majority of new car markets in Western Europe, June’s new car sales mirrored June’s high summer temperatures accompanied by near uninterrupted wall to wall sunshine. With less than a handful of yet undeclared regional markets, including the major UK market, June’s new car sales in Western Europe comfortably exceeded last year’s turnout. For all of Western Europe AID estimates a 4.5 per cent rise in June sales to a provisional 1.48m sales. 


  | Looking better, but genuine BEV take-off remains distant promise 
 
| UK today’s biggest European market PHEVs

 


 

|  TAX CHANGE  | SWEDEN
Sweden car sales June tax changeSweden’s July steep vehicle tax hike sparks last minute June car sales frenzy

June new car sales in Sweden went through the roof. Apart from a massive 72.9 per cent pole-vault jump in new car sales to 66,244 units June also enters Sweden’s auto-industry record books as the highest-ever sales month for new cars. Significant increases in annual vehicle taxes, particularly for vehicles with high CO2 emission came into effect July 1 this year. These tax hikes for higher polluting cars in particular were at the root of June’s car sales bonanza


  | Looking better, but genuine BEV take-off remains distant promise 
 
| UK today’s biggest European market PHEVs

 


 

|  ELECTRIC CAR PHEV SALES  | UK |  AID DATA
UK PHEV car sales by model Q1UK today’s biggest European market for PHEVs

It’s almost as if this is one of the great trade secrets waiting to be discovered, actual UK sales of PHEVs by manufacturer and model are not divulged to the public at large or the media. In the UK the same goes for sales of electric cars (BEVs) 


  | Looking better, but genuine BEV take-off remains distant promise 
 
| Refreshed Nissan LEAF takes ZOE’s long held European BEV sales crown

 


 

|  LIGHT VEHICLE SALES  | RUSSIA
Russia Light Vehicle Sales May 2018World Cup puts strong kick into Russia’s new car spending

For those patiently waiting for the inevitable rebound from Russia’s previously slump-struck car market, car sales data for the five months to May brings great comfort. Little doubt, the same goes to Russia’s political leadership. That’s because this summer Russia plays host to this year’s closely watched football world cup. Russia’s previously underrated football team, contrary to expectation, is already leading its group after two straight wins in a row 


  | Resilience of Turkey’s car market defies expectations 
 
| Return to business as usual, China main driver


 


 

| FULL ARTICLE | EDITORIAL
Peter Schmidt AID Newsletter Journal Report WarwickVolkswagen Ford strategic van alliance

"Many of today’s automakers will probably readily admit, albeit off the record, that the inevitable transformation from today’s market dominating petrol and diesel powered cars to so-called New Energy Vehicles will probably be a great deal slower than environmentalists would want. And yet, there is one development carmakers’ seem to agree on. In most of Europe’s already heavily polluted inner cities, thanks to already sky-high NOx and particle emissions, the future belongs to electric transport"
 
Peter Schmidt | Editor


 
| Electric LCV called StreetScooter
  | Germany’s average April CO2 emissions from cars rise to 130.4g/km

 

|  ELECTRIC CAR SALES  | EUROPE |  AID DATA
Europe electric car registrations October 2017Looking better, but genuine BEV take-off remains distant promise  

On the face of it, it looks as if West Europe’s market for electric cars (BEVs) may be about to take off, AID’s exclusive May figures reveal. Despite a host of positive and promising signs of growth during this year’s first half, accompanied for good measure by some new all-time records for this still tiny sector, already there are signs that this year’s lively first-half may give way to a somewhat cooler spell during this year’s second half and the fourth quarter in particular 


  | Ticking French CO2 time bomb 
 
| Refreshed Nissan LEAF takes ZOE’s long held European BEV sales crown

 


 

DATA TABLES AND GRAPHS INCLUDED WITH THIS ISSUE
| EUROPE 
DIESEL CAR SALES
  |  By country May 2018 v May 2017
|  By country 5-Months 2018 v 5-Months 2017
| EUROPE 
ELECTRIC BEV CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer May 2018 v May 2017
|  By manufacturer 5-Months 2018 v 5-Months 2017
| EUROPE 
ELECTRIC BEV CAR SALES
  |  By country May 2018 v May 2017
|  By country 5-Months 2018 v 5-Months 2017
| EUROPE 
ELECTRIC BEV CAR SALES
  |  By top selling models Jan-May 2018
| UK 
PHEV CAR SALES
  |  By model May 2018 v May 2017
|  By model 5-Months 2018 v 5-Months 2017
| UK 
PHEV CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer May 2018 v May 2017
|  By manufacturer 5-Months 2018 v 5-Months 2017
| RUSSIA 
CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer May 2018 v May 2017
|  By manufacturer 5-Months 2018 v 5-Months 2017
| WESTERN EUROPE 
SEAT | IN DEPTH SALES ANALYSIS
  |  In depth sales analysis supplement 

 

|  ELECTRIC CAR SALES  | EUROPE |  AID DATA
Eletric car sales by model Europe LeafRefreshed Nissan LEAF 
takes European BEV sales crown  

With 11,441 units (+ 48%), Nissan’s refreshed LEAF ranks as the best-selling electric car (BEV) in Western Europe by the end of April. With 3,309 sold units this April alone, the newly revitalised LEAF also took top honours in West Europe’s April BEV market  


  | Sudden buzz to Europe’s BEV sales 
 
| VW’s e-Golf was January’s top-selling electric car in W-Europe

 


 

|  CO2  | FRANCE
French CO2 average new passenger car sales 2018Ticking French CO2 time bomb  

The day that many auto industry moguls have been secretly dreading for years is fast approaching. After positive initial progress, of late frantic industry attempts to cut fleet average CO2 emissions from cars in the EU to 95g/km by 2021 appear to have screeched to a sudden halt 


  | Germany’s average April CO2 emissions from cars rise to 130.4g/km 
 
| Heaviest shelling of diesel bunkers appears to be undergoing a lull at present 

 


 

|  DIESEL SALES  | EUROPE | AID DATA
Q1 2018 diesel car sales Western Europe data and trendsHeaviest shelling of already badly damaged diesel bunkers appears to be undergoing a lull at present   

Although it is not a trend that has changed the diesel car market’s underlying downward trajectory, April’s diesel car sales figures, led by a couple of major markets, suggest nevertheless that during the second half of this year the underlying rate of decline from diesel cars could be slowing 


  | Germany’s average April CO2 emissions from cars rise to 130.4g/km 
 
| Headlong diesel plunge in diesel car sales continues

 


 

 

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