Every 50th Car Sold In Germany Was A Plug-In – February 2018

MAR 29 2018 BY MARK KANE 7

More good news comes from Germany where plug-ins are selling like hot cakes with every 50th car sold happening to be plug-in of some sort.

In February, some 5,105 new passenger plug-in electric cars were registered, which is 71% more than one year ago at market share of just under 2%.

  • BEVs: 2,546up 65% at <1% market share
  • PHEVs: 2,559 up 77% at <1% market share

Plug-in electric car registrations in Germany – February 2018

The smart fortwo electric drive has been the best selling model for a couple of months now. Last month, 510 new were registered.

Renault ZOE noted 475 new registrations, followed closely by the Volkswagen e-Golf at 465.

The fourth most popular model seems to be the BMW i3311 (199 BEVs and 112 REx), while fifth is again the smart forfour electric drive253.

There were no Nissan LEAF registrations in February and only a moderate number of Teslas (124 Model S and 51 Model X) so the big surge of deliveries is ahead of us.

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For the first time ever we saw a three-digit (111) number of registrations for the Opel Ampera-e.

The other news is the two first Hyundai Kona Electrics being registered.

Plug-in electric car registrations in Germany – February 2018

Plug-in electric car registrations in Germany – February 2018

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100,000 Plug-In sales in Germany in 2018 might be possible.

Every 50th? Why not just say 2%?

For those who don’t understand percentages very well.

The numbers could be much higher. All are production constrained. Waiting lists of 1 year+

Thus, used car market prizes are extremely high:
7 year old I-MiEV still at 8.000 Euro
No used i3 or e-golf below 20.000 Euro!

Feels like Norway 5 years ago 😉

Which means: the next doubling, to 4%, is right around the corner! 😀


Norway… I’m really looking forward to see March numbers…

Will they hit 66.67% PEV-share?
(or in other words… 2 out of 3 cars sold…)

Go Norway!

Just imagine… People talking to each other in Norway…

“I am buying a new car…”
“A normal one or an ICE?”

the ampera-e had a huge price increase, yet they are still being purchased