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first_imgGo back to the enewsletterIn celebration of its partnership with chic French dining phenomenon Diner en Blanc, Marriott International has introduced a new cocktail and dining series across its Sydney properties, inspired by the event’s French heritage and exclusive all-white theme.The chefs and bartenders at Marriott International’s five city properties – Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel at Circular Quay, The Westin Sydney, Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park, Four Points by Sheraton Sydney, Central Park, and Pier One Sydney Harbour, Autograph Collection – have created their very own Diner en Blanc-inspired menus, available from today in the lead-up to the white pop-up picnic, taking place on 17 November.Scallops and pork – Four Points by Sheraton Sydney Central Park“We are absolutely delighted to announce that Marriott International is the official 2018 hotel partner for Diner en Blanc in Sydney, and thrilled to present a new menu in celebration of, and inspired by, the event’s French culture and striking white aesthetic,” said Florencia Aimo, Area Director of Marketing, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific, Marriott International.The White Burger – Pier One Sydney Harbour Autograph Collection“Marriott International shares Diner en Blanc’s passion for extraordinary events and exceptional cuisine, and we saw this partnership as a natural extension of our food and beverage offering here in Sydney. At Marriott we appreciate how closely food and travel are entwined, and our focus is on expanding and enhancing our dining venues by working with local profiles, events and suppliers to present fresh and engaging experiences to our guests.”The Picnic in the Park – Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde ParkThe new Diner en Blanc cocktails will be available at Sydney hotels until 26 January 2019 and are designed to invoke thoughts of springtime picnics in the French countryside. Each hotel has its own guest Diner en Blanc cocktail, incorporating a signature French infusion of flavours like Lillet Blanc, Cointreau or St. Germain Elderflower eau-de-vie.Marriott International’s all-white dining menu joins the cocktail menu for a limited period, and will be available across the city until 30 November 2018.Lemon Drop by Pier One Sydney Harbour Autograph CollectionFor attendees wanting to stay at one of Marriott International’s Sydney properties following Diner en Blanc, there is also an exclusive overnight package starting from $280.Diner en Blanc has become a cultural icon since its inception 30 years ago in Paris, when founder François Pasquier invited a group of friends to an elegant picnic, asking them to dress in white. Since that first dinner, the event has grown to more than 70 cities worldwide.Participation in the Diner en Blanc event is either by personal referral or wait-list invitation only, and its exclusivity draws crowds of some 20,000 in Sydney each year. The event location changes annually, and is a closely guarded secret, to be revealed only as attendees in white descend for the city’s most anticipated and stylish pop-up picnic.For more information regarding Marriott’s Diner en Blanc cocktail and dining collection, or to book a stay, visit www.meeteatdrink.com.au/whats-on.Go back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

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Updates March 2019 US PlugIn EV Sales Report Card

first_img192 Tesla Model 3*  65005750 Mini Countryman SE PHEV*506345 1,226 0 2019 U.S. EV SALESJANFEBMARAPRMAYJUNJULAUGSEPOCTNOVDECTOTAL 297 Mercedes GLC 350e*7472175 Kia Optima PHEV*30118 2019 Worldwide Sales*159,468111,541 231 238 Mercedes GLE 550e*9295110 3,716 4,148 Honda Clarity BEV*  786892 Is The Market About To Be Blown Away By Tesla Model 3 Q1 Production? Hyundai IONIQ PHEV*735494 1,675 161 Tesla Model S*  875800 271,009 49 1,408 2018 Worldwide Sales*82,00081,000141,000128,450159,346160,894144,975175,362206,500214,800237,553286,3672,018,247 143 Ford Fusion Energi557573 Porsche Cayenne S-E*6595115 BMW 330e*216185175 355 BMW i3 (BEV + REx)  255350359 2,520 Volkswagen e-Golf  164118581 82 2018 U.S. Sales Totals12,00916,84526,44319,62324,30725,02929,59836,34744,54434,07442,58849,900361,307 Hyundai Kona Electric*016127 315 Mercedes B250e  120 Porsche Panamera E-Hybrid*150160195 396 4,316 Chevrolet Bolt EV*  92512252166 321 Hyundai IONIQ EV*  343228 Jaguar I-Pace  210186 3 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV133157341 1,014 BMW 740e*61415 275 Volvo XC60 PHEV*90100125center_img Mercedes S550e*81022 Tesla Model X*  9501100 863 Toyota Prius Prime* 112312051820 Ford C-Max Energi00 505 430 2,050 12,250 Mercedes C350e*140145135 221 3 2,685 Volvo S90 T8 PHEV*354555 Will March U.S. EV sales pull us out of the slump and set new records?March will mark the 42nd month of consecutive year-over-year monthly sales gains for plug-in vehicles.Each month InsideEVs tracks all plug-in EV sales/deliveries for the United States by automaker. While January showed notable year-over-year growth, deliveries were down as expected. February U.S. electric car sales barely topped last year’s deliveries, as well as that of January 2019. We’re extremely eager to see what March will bring.Related EV Sales Content: 12 Tesla Model 3, S, X March 2019 U.S. Sales Estimates 576 40 0 135 Volvo XC90 T8 PHEV*95105155 135 Hyundai Sonata PHEV*4717 94 1,130 Kia Soul EV*  012 631 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid**436589383 Cadillac CT6 PHEV*813 BMW 530e*376414436 smart ED  835890 35 More Info: Updated deep dive into our estimates and methodologyIf history repeats itself (and we believe it will), March sales will give us peace of mind that the year is off to a solid start. While January and February deliveries have been historically low, that’s not the case with the final month of the first quarter.It’s been an interesting year for sure, since the top-selling electric car in the U.S. (Tesla Model 3) has made its way overseas. In addition, Tesla just launched the $35,000 base Model 3 on our shores. So, as the year moves on, we’ll continue researching and evaluating the situation to further improve and streamline our sales reporting processes. Hopefully, as this first quarter comes to a close, we’ll have a more solid grasp moving forward. Please continue to bear with us as we work hard to sort it all out.Top Months for U.S. EV Sales to Date (estimated):December 2018 – 49,900September 2018 – 44,544November 2018 – 42,588August 2018 – 36,347October 2018 – 34,074An estimated 361,307 plug-in electric vehicles were delivered in the U.S. in 2018. Of course, we expect that number to rise in 2019. However, as stated above, the first several months of 2019 (like that of 2018) have left us a bit uneasy. Here’s hoping March changes that.In January, almost all newly-produced Model 3 sedans were in transit to Europe and China. That continued to be the case in February, but we’ve been able to report that those cars are arriving regularly overseas and deliveries are accelerating nicely. Based on the information we’ve received regarding overseas Model 3 deliveries, Tesla looks to be in pretty outstanding shape. The big question is, how many cars was the automaker able to deliver in the United States? Not to mention information about deliveries in China has proven difficult to come by.Tesla is supposed to publish its report in the coming days. Once that happens, we’ll provide an update here and by way of various other articles.GM has discontinued monthly sales reporting, so we offer you estimates each month and then reconcile (as necessary) at the end of each quarter. The numbers are now in, and we learn that GM delivered 4,316 Bolt EVs and 2,520 Volts in the U.S. for Q1 2019.Our estimates put March sales at 2,166 for the Bolt EV and 1,230 for the discontinued Volt.Nissan LEAF sales for the month of January were down from prior months, but way up year-over-year. However, moving into February, sales were down even more. We hoped that March deliveries would rise, however, with LEAF Plus deliveries ramping up soon, we assumed we might have to wait another month or so.For the month of March, Nissan reports a grand total of 1,314 LEAFs delivered in the U.S. This is way up from last month, but down about 12 percent year-over-year.The Toyota Prius Prime has made impressive waves in the PHEV segment in terms of overall U.S. EV sales. Still, numbers appear to be down in comparison to last year. Sadly, Toyota has stopped reporting its Prime sales separately. So, it joins the growing list of automakers that don’t report splits. All we know for sure is Toyota delivered 5,410 Prius vehicles in March, which is down over 30 percent from last year.Based on our estimates, Toyota sold 1,820 Prime plug-ins in the U.S. in March 2019.The Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid kicked things up in 2018. It was the best-selling plug-in hybrid vehicle on our shores in October and December, thus giving the Toyota Prius Prime some real competition. In January 2019, the Clarity continued to prevail. Moving forward to February, results proved even more promising. This March, Honda reports a total of 1,416 Clarity vehicles delivered in the U.S.Breaking down Clarity sales by powertrain puts our estimate at 1,311 Clarity Plug-In Hybrids delivered on our shores this March.Keep yourself locked in and regularly refreshing the pages during the today and tomorrow as we put the numbers to the dialogue.Questions entering March (with answers in italics as they come in):Will overseas deliveries affect Tesla Model 3 U.S. deliveries even though it’s the last month of the quarter?How is the U.S. federal EV tax credit sunset situation impacting Model S and Model X sales?Will the Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid continue to top the Toyota Prius Prime as the U.S. PHEV sales leader? (Not likely. While we don’t know for sure due to Toyota not providing Prius splits, its pretty safe to say that the automaker sold more Prius Prime’s in March than Honda sold Clarity PHEVs. Based on our estimates, this gives the Prime a healthy ~400-unit edge for the quarter as a whole.)With the Chevrolet Volt officially discontinued, and the tax credit diminishing now, how many was GM able to sell in Q1? (Sales are down as expected.)GM increased Chevrolet Bolt EV production to increase inventory. Has it helped overall sales this quarter? (Quarterly sales are down, though March sales are up.)What’s the status of the 2019 Nissan LEAF Plus (e-plus) and how will it impact Nissan LEAF U.S. deliveries? (We still don’t have any official information about LEAF Plus deliveries, but they’re definitely in stock at dealers in small numbers. LEAF sales overall are up nicely for March, though not quite where they were a year ago.)Has Jaguar been able to successfully dial up U.S. I-Pace sales?Also of note this March: Toyota sold 176 Mirai fuel-cell vehicles in the U.S. in March 2019.Honda sold an estimated 13 Clarity FCEVs last month.Last update: April 2, 2019 @ 3:37 PM ET*Keep in mind that we use the words sales and deliveries synonymously. In order for a car to count as SOLD, it has to be paid in full (or leased) and be in the possession of the consumer. To further clarify, pre-orders, pre-sales, deposits, reservations, etc. don’t count as sold or delivered.*On year-over-year of monthly sales improvements: We know someone is going to look at the chart and say, “Hey, only ~11,467 sales were made in May 2016, when 11,540 were logged in 2015! What gives InsideEVs?” What gives is – through an odd scheduling quirk, only 24 selling days were reported in May 2016 (versus 26 in 2015).***InsideEVs’ journalist Wade Malone provided in-depth, detailed, and heavily researched sales estimations and related analysis.(Previous year’s monthly results can be found on our Historical Charts page)UPDATE: Beginning in 2019, we’re archiving our model recaps page and will no longer update it. We’ve found that much of the information no longer applies going forward, and very few people seem to be visiting the page. Additionally, the most pertinent information about top-selling models is always present in our monthly report card. We’ve also moved to publishing several sales reports each month with information pertaining to multiple models in the U.S., as well as abroad.To view our Archived Individual Plug-In Model Sales Recap For Major Models, click here. It contains an individual run-down of each vehicle’s monthly result and some analysis behind the numbers.2019 Monthly Sales Chart Monthly Plug-In EV Sales Scorecard Audi A3 Sportback e-tron*17521045 Honda Clarity PHEV*119212131311 Nissan LEAF  7176541314 BMWX5 xDrive 40e*713826 964 Fiat 500e**  728733 Ford Focus Electric  00 420 2019 U.S. Sales Totals17,04017,23912,13900000000046,418 158 Kia Niro PHEV*279505230 BMW i8234791 Chevrolet Volt*6756151230 Above – 2019 Monthly Sales Chart For The Major Plug-In Automakers – *Estimated Sales Numbers – Reconciled on Monthly or Quarterly Totals, ** Estimated (Based on State/Rebate Data and other reports). BEV models are designated with the –>last_img read more

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