Weak Start Of The Year For Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Germany

1 year ago by Mark Kane 5

Plug-in electric car registrations in Germany – January 2016

Plug-in electric car registrations in Germany – January 2016

January brought a 16% increase in year-over-year plug-in electric car registrations in Germany to 1,453, but overall we believe that sales should’ve been stronger given the recent trends.

All-electric cars lost momentum, moving down 28% to 477, so all the growth this month comes from plug-in hybrids – 976 (up 65%).

Market share for plug-in electric cars in January hit 0.67% (up from 0.59% year ago and slightly below the 2015 average at 0.73%).

Plug-in electric car registrations in Germany – January 2016

Plug-in electric car registrations in Germany – January 2016

This year, Tesla is finally present in the main FZ8 table, but with only 38 Model S registered in January (we don’t know why there is 39, as two detailed model stats show 38, and there is no sign of Model X).

The best-selling BEV was the Renault ZOE – 134. Kia Soul EV noted 37, after 918 in December and strong year-end runs to lower emission stats for Kia in the EU.

Volkswagen, Mercedes and Audi have the most plug-in hybrid registrations – 235, 143 and 125 respectively.

Plug-in electric car registrations in Germany – January 2016

Plug-in electric car registrations in Germany – January 2016

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5 responses to "Weak Start Of The Year For Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Germany"

  1. Absidu says:

    Everybody is waiting for incentives approval.

    1. Cavaron says:

      That’s right. It’s supposed to come in june. Also Renaults rebate on Zoe should have ended in december, but they extended it to the first months of 2016 (it will probably end at the end of may I guess 🙂

    2. Bone says:

      Also they are waiting for domestic long range BEVs coming to market in next few years.

  2. Mr. m says:

    There was a model X registered. There are roumurs that it was Audi who brought one over the ocean.

    Seems Audi did all testing already since it’s for sale at the moment at mobile.de. For the little price of 238.000 EUR. Btw can the american model X charge at the european supercharger? I think not…

    http://suchen.mobile.de/fahrzeuge/details.html?id=221522841&zipcode=&damageUnrepaired=NO_DAMAGE_UNREPAIRED&adLimitation=&scopeId=C&isSearchRequest=true&climatisation=&ambitCountry=DE&minPrice=150000&makeModelVariant1.makeId=135&pageNumber=1

    1. Mutwin Kraus says:

      No, it’s basically useless here in Europe with US specs. Only slow Type-1 charge is possible with the European infrastructure.