GRA wrote:Seeing as how similar articles referring to some country or other appear every month or two, it's hardly difficult. More interesting to me is the cause of the shift, when (as it appears to be in this case) it isn't driven by changes in government mandates or subsidies. Is it just a blip or the start of a trend, and if the latter, what's driving the shift in consumer demand? We could use some customer survey data.
The supposed shift you are purporting is imaginary.
Let's be very clear here: The percent of PEV sales which are BEVs is INCREASING, not decreasing. Here are the numbers:In 2016, BEV sales accounted for 64% of global PEV sales
while in 2017, the share of BEV sales increased to 66%
EV Sales on January 31, 2017 wrote:The rise of the Chinese manufacturers has significantly changed the BEV/PHEV breakdown, at this moment BEV's have a 64% take rate, well above the 36% of PHEV's, we have to go back to 2011 to see such a big difference.
EV Sales in January 29, 2018 wrote:Thanks to the influence of the BEV-friendly China, BEVs were up 2% share in 2017, with the BEV/PHEV breakdown ending at 66% BEV vs 34% PHEV, the highest for all-electrics since 2011.
Of course this is also true in your home state of CA, with BEVs taking a 53% and growing share of PEV sales
InsideEVs on March 4, 2017 wrote:Overall, sales in California grew in 2017:
- BEVs: 51,225 (up 30.4%) at 2.5% market share
- PHEVs: 44,962 (up 29.5%) at 2.2% market share
Simply put, your claim that there is a "trend" where PEV sales are shifting away from BEVs and toward PHEVs is pure BS.