Jato Dynamics publishes its latest report on sales in the automotive sector in Europe, and this time the analyst company echoes the data from last May, in which electric cars and plug-in hybrids are consolidated with a market share similar to that of previous months in a general context of recovery, although slower than expected.
Over the past month, and in general terms, the new car market in Europe experienced an increase in total volume of 73% compared to May 2020. According to data from jato Dynamics of the 26 largest markets that make up the European framework , the volume reached a total motive of 1,073,987 units, which raises the total year to date of 5,150,831 units. Despite this increase, volume was 25% lower than in May 2019, the last fiscal year in which the pandemic did not affect the overall performance of the sector.
Felipe Muñoz, JATO Dynamics Global Analyst commented: “The data is encouraging, but the market is recovering slower than many expected. Economic uncertainty and lack of consumer confidence are limiting growth at a time when the industry is also moving away from traditional powertrains and adapting to strict CO2 emissions regulations. “
Considering the sales of electric cars and plug-in hybrids, it is striking that the market share that both types of vehicles have taken over during the month of May is similar to that seen the previous month, with 16% canonical in both time bands, thus marking their own soil and consolidating the two types of electrified cars this quota.
Muñoz has highlighted that the offer of each manufacturer in regard to electric cars and plug-in hybrids will be decisive for their respective manufacturers, because as time progresses this share will grow gradually, as well as SUVs, which are called to continue to become popular, because of the total sales it is distinguished that 45% of the cars sold correspond to vehicles with bodywork of this format.
Felipe Muñoz commented on this aspect: “It has become clear that having the right offer in both segments will be crucial for the success of traditional manufacturers in the years to come. ”
Focusing on specific models, the Tesla Model 3 continues with its prolific commercial life, taking the first position of the electric car sales table in Europe thanks to the 8,721 units sold during the month of May. The American is followed by the usual Volkswagen ID.3 and Renault ZOE with 6,031 or 5,738 units respectively.
The fourth and fifth position are carried out by two electric cars “brothers”, such as the Skoda Enyaq iV and Volkswagen ID.4, which also throws up its particular and striking fact, because while the Volkswagen ID.4 has moved to fifth position after crowning the last sales ranking in first position, the Czech model makes an appearance among the best sellers just before starting its commercial journey officially.
In the field of plug-in hybrids, three compact SUVs such as the Ford Kuga, Peugeot 3008 and Volvo XC40 dominate with an iron hand, the last two far exceeding 3,000 units while the American SUV is approaching 5,000. The SEAT León bursts into fourth position, also counting in its records with the CUPRA León and adding a total of 3,109 units, although closely followed by the Volkswagne Golf with 3,035 units.