German EV Sales Finally Gain Traction, Double In January
Plug-in electric car sales finally have shown some significant growth in Germany this past month.
In January, 2,856 new cars were registered, which was 97% more than year ago, and one of the best results to date!
Market share grew to 1.18%
Encouraging is that both BEVs (all-electric vehicles) and PHEVs (plug-in hybrids) participated in the gains:
- BEVs: 1,323 (up 177%)
- PHEVs: 1,533 (up 57%)
The best selling model last month was the BMW i3 – 388 (244 all-electric and 144 REx), followed by 282 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV sales and 210 BMW 225xe Active Tourer.
Tesla delivered 151 cars (best ever January) = 96 S and 56 X, compared to just 57 in 2015 or 38 in 2016.