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That's all good news, and I don't want to rain on smart USA's parade, but 2015 sales through July, before the 453 went on sale, were higher than this year through July - 2016 numbers have yet to top 500 cars a month nationwide.

I do see the July to July 11.8% increase. BTW, the 493 July number is total smart sales; subtracting the 62 ED sales in July leaves 431 453 sales (assuming no left over 451 sales were included....) :)
 

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That's all good news, and I don't want to rain on smart USA's parade, but 2015 sales through July, before the 453 went on sale, were higher than this year through July - 2016 numbers have yet to top 500 cars a month nationwide.



I do see the July to July 11.8% increase. BTW, the 493 July number is total smart sales; subtracting the 62 ED sales in July leaves 431 453 sales (assuming no left over 451 sales were included....) :)


Right now, there's a 453 ICE Coupe. Period. How many 451 ICE Coupes were sold in July 2015, for comparison?
 

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There's an 11.8% increase in total July to July sales - no question about that.

However, Jan-July 2015 compared to Jan-July 2016 - not so hot (you can review the total numbers on the Delivery thread.)

Back to July - subtracting the 62 EDs sold from smart USA's numbers shows 431 July '16 ICE 453 sales; 441 July '15 451 sales included 109 EDs, which leaves 332 ICE 451 sales. If my fuzzy math is correct, the July ICE 453 sales increase is more like 30%, which should make smart USA very happy. :)
 

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There's an 11.8% increase in total July to July sales - no question about that.

If my fuzzy math is correct, the July ICE 453 sales increase is more like 30%, which should make smart USA very happy. :)
Fuzzy, very fuzzy math. Probably required that you put new batteries in that old TI calculator?

This is all convoluted by ED 451's being primarily in CARB states where with the 453 about to be announced, they are "dead smarts walking." And then there are the remaining ICE 451's - so fuzzy.
 
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