German Plug-In Electric Car Sales Up 84% In January; Volkswagen Takes 1/3 Of The Market
Plug-in electric car sales in Germany began the year 2015 with solid growth. Official data is indicating 1,252 registrations (up 84% year-over-year) and for the second time in a row 0.6% market share (highest ever).
Sales are divided between all-electric cars and plug-in hybrids almost 50/50.
The Volkswagen Golf GTE in January had the highest number of registrations (253), and together with e-Golf (132) and e-up! plus several Passat GTE PHEVs, Volkswagen got one-third of all plug-in electric car registrations!
BMW i3 was second in model rank with 138 registrations (68 all-electric).
The big surprise is Kia Soul EV in fourth with 129!
Renault wasn’t able to move over 400 ZOEs like in December 2014, though 98 isn’t bad.
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, with 73 registrations, lands in #6.
The electric smart, the best selling all-electric car in Germany in 2014, had just 64 registrations in January.
Tesla Model S is in the middle of the pack with 57 registrations.
Audi A3 e-Tron (52) and BMW i8 (46) close out the Top 10.