gmcjetpilot wrote:I did not read all post in this monster thread, but to the question (if it is true) the Nissan Leaf is PURE EV... which has advantages of simplicity, no transmission (well single speed planetary). It has NO engine, oil, filter, transmission... etc. That is why <snip rest>.
As it happens, it's not true (it was at the time the thread was started), rather the reverse, although the thread has long since shifted to a comparison of 'semi-affordable' (defined as sub-$40k MSRP) BEVs and PHEVs. The ratio will likely shift back in favor of BEVs with the introduction of the short-range Model 3 and (maybe) the LEAF 2, unless and until someone introduces an affordable, desirable AWD PHEV CUV - many of us think the Outlander PHEV isn't it, but we'll see.
It's not true in the U.S. for the Nissan LEAF (which hasn't yet had a refresh) versus the Chevy Volt (which was refreshed 2 years ago) in 2017. Full stop. (And, yes, that was the original premise of this thread. I will update the plot in the OP when I have a chance.)
But the simple fact is that in the U.S. BEV sales edged out PHEV sales by 102,000 versus 98,000 in 2017
. Worldwide, the dominance of BEVs over PHEVs is clear: for every PHEV sold in 2017, nearly 2 BEVs were sold.
There are some interesting facts found in the 2017 worldwide PEV sales numbers
- Global PEV sales grew by 58% in 2017 over 2016! That is a MUCH higher growth rate than we experienced in the U.S.
- 2017 PEV sales were over 1.2 million units.
- Global PEV sales in 2017 topped 1% of the overall market.
- The Chinese BAIC EC-Series BEV sedan was the global PEV sales leader, beating the Tesla Model-S by over 23,000 units.
- Globally, the Nissan LEAF outsold the Chevy Volt/Ampera in 2017 47,195 to 26,291.
- While the Toyota Prius Prime PHEV only took the third spot globally in 2017, it is well-positioned to win the top spot in PEV sales in 2018.
Another interesting picture arises when you look at global sales by PEV sales groups
- The Nissan/Renault alliance is the global PEV sales leader by a small margin.
- Three Chinese groups take the next three positions globally: BYD Group, BAIC Group, and Geely Group.
- Tesla takes fifth place in PEV sales when compared with these global alliances (perhaps not a fair comparison).
- GM is seventh globally in PEV sales.
- Toyota is a one-trick pony taking tenth place globally in PEV sales. From the article
EV-Sales wrote:Caught on the Fuel Cell delusion, Toyota efectivelly lost the upper-hand it had for years with the hybrid game, and only now is trying to get in the next generation (PEV) game.
2018 will proved to be a massive growth year for BEVs, but I'm not yet willing to count out PHEVs. What BEVs achieve in terms of successful single-model sales, PHEVs make up in terms of add-on sales of PHEVs to popular models. Plus the Toyota Prius Prime will sell very well this year.
Overall, it is very encouraging to see the rapid growth in both BEVs and PHEVs!