Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Germany Up By 72% In September – Kia Soul EV #1
1,967 plug-in electric car registrations in September expands the German market by another 72% year-over-year.
Market share of around 0.7% was achieved for second time in a row.
In total, 929 BEVs and 1,038 PHEVs were registered.
Surprisingly, the Kia Soul EV again was number one last month with 380 registrations!
We understand that a significant (but unknown) part of Soul EVs are technically sold in Germany, but then transferred to countries like Norway. The reason behind that is likely because are not enough Soul EVs assigned/allocated to dealers in other markets (someone lost an opportunity for business it seems), and Kia can get the emissions advantages of the sale inside the EU.
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV keeps strong with 208 sales, while Tesla Model S is the second most popular BEV with 133 registrations. The BMW i3 had 89 BEVs and 75 REx plug-ins moved.
Volkswagen had the most registrations as a brand – 101 BEVs (including 61 e-Golf) and 286 plug-in hybrids (including 150 Golf GTE / 136 Passat GTE).