GEOM Index once again analyzes the reach of each car on the internet, analyzing the reach of both journalists and personalities with influence on networks, as well as the media, and shows that two of the first three are electric cars.
In its usual monthly publication, the data analyst specialized in the automotive sector GEOM Index has published today its report for last April, in which they analyze the media reach of each model based on the publications and interactions that each one of them conducive on the internet. The result shows that for another month, it is electric cars that dominate the public.
Thus, month after month, electric cars take position among the first places in the GEOM Index lists. During the month of March, we echoed one of the latest reports published by the Spanish analyst company, and in it, they announced the most popular cars on Instagram during 2020 in a list that appeared two electric cars and a plug-in hybrid between the top ten positions.
This time, however, GEOM Index returns to analyze the scope of each model on the internet, analyzing the scope of both journalists and people with influence on networks, as well as media such as Híbridos y Eléctricos. In April, GEOM Index analyzed more than 83,000 texts, with which they have drawn up a list evaluating both the opinion of users on the internet and the notoriety achieved by manufacturers or models in particular.
The car with the best and most positive reach and for April, according to the GEOM Index, was Hyundai’s new electric, the Ioniq 5. The analyst company alleges that one of the reasons for its media success has been not to stray too far from that proposed in design when it was a prototype. They qualify it as one of the models with the greatest projection this year, and it has achieved a score on their list of 83.14 points.
Located very closely, we find the second and last electric car that stars in one of the three first positions in the ranking. This is the Mercedes-Benz EQS, an electric car that, for the first time, has meant that the S-Class is not the flagship in terms of technology and luxury at Mercedes-Benz. The EQS reached 82.90 valuation points and contributed decisively for the German brand to be placed at the top of the list by manufacturers, which has also been aided by the launch of the EQB, as well as the arrival of the EQA in the Spanish market.
The first model on the list that is not one hundred percent electric is the Citroen C5 X, a sedan of strange proportions whose most capable mechanics are left in the hands of plug-in hybrid schemes. There are still several months to see it circulate on Spanish roads, but its radical change in terms of design with respect to the previous generation of the C5 has made it stand out among the public and the press. The French model closes the podium with 80.28 points.
The presence of electric cars in the April list of the GEOM Index does not end there since there is still space among the top ten positions for two more electric cars; although they are in consecutive positions, they cannot be more different from each other. These are the electric Dacia Spring and Porsche Taycan, which have taken the eighth and ninth position with 77.69 and 76.43 points, respectively.
While the Dacia Spring is a completely new model in Spain and owes this good result to the fact that a multitude of media has been able to test it (including ourselves), the Porsche Taycan continues to be postulated as one of the most popular electric cars on the market, catching up with the Porsche 911 itself in terms of sales.
Hyundai’s plug-in vehicle registrations are only increasing month by month. Despite the current semiconductor crisis, the Korean firm continues to set sales records for its pure electrics and plug-in hybrids in October. The 100% electric vehicles themselves take a significant percentage of sales since they are breaking registration records worldwide. The culprit for this significant increase has been the new IONIQ 5, a very versatile model that has managed to captivate many potential customers. Plug-in hybrids, meanwhile, continue to improve their numbers month after month. The Korean brand also emphasizes the increase in sales of vehicles powered by a hydrogen fuel cell, which have reached a registration figure of 1,010 units during the month of October. If we look at the level of annual sales, we see that so far this year, they stand at 8,286 units, which is equivalent to an increase of 39% compared to the last year 2020.
We see models like the original IONIQ, which are reluctant to disappear from the range, something normal since its current marketing price could be classified as a true demolition. In the PHEV market, the Hyundai Tucson is the undisputed king, while the Hyundai Santa Fe ranks second with more than correct enrollment figures.