Plug-In Car Sales In Germany Up By 50% In February

6 months ago by Mark Kane 7

Plug-in electric car registrations in Germany – February 2017

Nearly 3,000 new plug-in cars were sold in Germany last month, which was 50% more than a year ago.

Renault ZOE Z.E. 40

The 2,989 registrations strengthens the hope that the market has finally engaged a higher gear as February’s tally translates to a near-record 1.23% market share for plug-ins.

The bulk of the gains was via the all-electric vehicle platform, which significantly outpaced plug-in hybrid growth:

  • BEVs: 1,546 sales – up 106%
  • PHEVs: 1,443 sales – up 17%

And the largest player inside those BEV gains was the Renault ZOE, which was best selling model overall in February with 431 new registrations!

The BMW i3 finished in the #2 spot with 305 units (168 non-REx, and 137 REx), followed by the Kia Soul EV and BMW 225xe Active Tourer – both at 282 registrations.

The Tesla Model S with 163 registrations was the fourth best selling BEV (Model X had 39).

Plug-in electric car registrations in Germany – February 2017

Plug-in electric car registrations in Germany – February 2017

Plug-in electric car registrations in Germany – February 2017

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7 responses to "Plug-In Car Sales In Germany Up By 50% In February"

  1. vdiv says:

    VW with their e-UP/eGolf EVs and Golf/Passat GTE PHEV models needs to do better. It is embarrassing that at home they are outsold by foreign plugin makers and a more expensive domestic one.

  2. drpawansharma says:

    Germany has a population that is one fourth of US roughly,so this is equivalent to selling around 12000 a month in USA

    1. Absidu says:

      Germany has way better public transportation I would say. So EVs here is not the only green way to go around the city.

  3. AshMoney says:

    I think there is a typo for total plug-ins sold. It says 2889 but the math is really 2989.

    1. Mark Kane says:

      Thanks AshMoney. 2,989.

  4. Seuthès says:

    I think the Zoe 40 is on the market in February, because 431 sales, compares to the 180 sales in January.
    I hope that the Opel Ampera-E will do even better than Renault with the Zoe 40.

  5. Malcolm Scott says:

    15,000 VW Golfs sold (all types). 431 Zoe, 305 i3 (both variants). A very long way to go.