Plug-In EV Sales In Germany Hit Record 1.50% Market Share In July
The German plug-in electric vehicle market has really taken flight this year, as a market share record has now been set every month in 2017.
The new plug-in sales high for July translated into a market share of 1.50%.
Overall, 4,237 new plug-ins were registered, which is 135% more than year ago.
- BEVs: 1,820 – up 132%
- PHEVs: 2,417 – up 138%
A total of 26,690 new registrations have been logged since the beginning of the year (already surpassing 2016) – good for a average market share of 1.29%.
The best selling model in July, curiously, was the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron with 529 registrations. Second best was the Renault ZOE with 413.
One would never guess that third place was taken up by the Kia Soul EV (365) – but given the time of year, perhaps it is again time for Kia to game the EU emission regulations before redirecting those Soul EVs to Norway (or perhaps they actually sold some volume in Germany…but we doubt it), ahead of 320 BMW i3.
Being the first month of a new quarter, Tesla played it slower in July, with 102 Model S and 78 Model X deliveries. However, a total of 2,075 sales have been made so far this year, a very strong result. The 1,365 Model S sales alone for 2017 is approaching the 1,474 total Tesla registrations logged in 2016 (and the previous record of 1,582 set in 2015).