Electric Car Sales In Germany Hit New High In December 2014

2 years ago by Mark Kane 8

Plug-in registrations in Germany – December 2014

Plug-in registrations in Germany – December 2014

December 2014 was so far the best month for plug-in car sales in Germany as a record high of 1,562 cars were registered—0.5% market share.

This is almost three times higher than in December of the previous year.

A strong December helped to set a record result for the whole year too – 13,049 registrations – nearly 76% higher than in 2013.

Most of the sales comes from all-electric cars – 8,522, but plug-in hybrids with 4,527 are growing much faster and could overtake BEVs in 2015.

Plug-in registrations in Germany – December 2014

Plug-in registrations in Germany – December 2014

Plug-in registrations in Germany – December 2014

Plug-in registrations in Germany – December 2014

According to the official FZ10 statistic, for the year, the BMW i3 was the best selling plug-in car in Germany with 2,233 registrations. More than half of them were without the range-extender.

Electric smart was second with 1,589 (or first out of battery-only cars if you exclude the i3 with ICE on-board).

Renault ZOE surprised us with a strong 1,498 and record high in December of 433 registrations!

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV exceeded 1,000. We don’t know official numbers for Volkswagen e-Golf & e-up! EV Sales Blog is indicating 1,354 e-up!s and 601 e-Golf, but those are only estimates.

Tesla Model S, with 815 registrations for the year, set in December a new record of 165 registrations!

Nissan LEAF is far from the top selling models at 812 for the year and its best monthly result was 176, situation to the Model S.

Next on the list on the EV Sales Blog are the Audi A3 e-Tron with 460, BMW i8 with 400 and Volvo V60 Plug-In with 394. Volkswagen Golf GTE sold 360 units in 2014.

Plug-in registrations in Germany – December 2014 (Source: EV Sales Blog)

Plug-in registrations in Germany – December 2014 (Source: EV Sales Blog)

* Some of our numbers are slightly different than EV Blog Sales.

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8 responses to "Electric Car Sales In Germany Hit New High In December 2014"

  1. Mikael says:

    They will at least double those numbers in 2015, maybe triple. Germany is waking up.

    1. jessy says:

      germany has the most expensive electric energy in europe
      And its the obstacle to the expansion of ev sales in germany.

  2. Speculawyer says:

    Go, Germany, go.

    It will be interesting to see what a country with a lot of renewable energy sources, a lot of electric cars, and a lot of engineering skills will do. I want to see a nice smartgrid with V2G functionality.

  3. Acevolt says:

    That’s pretty amazing that Tesla sold more cars than the BMW i3 and i8 combined in December.

    1. Mikael says:

      Delivered, not sold. And with batch deliveries they will have some spikes and some real low points.
      Look at the average instead to get a more accurate picture.

  4. zoe-driver says:

    Distinguish between PlugIn and BEV. VW will ship all models with a Plug, which moves BEV on the bottom of this list.

    In 100% electric BEV the List is different 🙂

    And 100% is the future.

  5. Cavaron says:

    There was a rebate-program for the Zoe in december in Germany. You could get a new one for 15,000 Euro instead of 21,000 Euro.

  6. zoe-driver says:

    The BEV list for Germany 2014:

    1.) Smart ED – 1589
    2.) Renaukt ZOE – 1498
    3.) Volkswagen e-UP – 1354
    4.) BMW i3 BEV – 1243

    The Market will be flooded 2015 with Golf GTE, e-Tron, Passat PGuGIn, BMW 3 Plug In, which can drive just 20-30 Miles pure electric.

    These PlugIns are no electric Cars from Law (they have to pay tax because of pollution) nor from the KBA statistics.

    Regards