German Plug-In Market Increased By 77% In February To 2,000 Units
The German plug-in electric car market continued to grow in February, showing a strong 77% year-over-year improvement to nearly 2,000 electric solds.
In total, 1,988 new plug-ins were registered, including 1,237 PHEVs (up by 80%) and 751 BEVs (up by 72%).
It’s nice to note that both categories moving up (and not just via a strong showing from one particular BEV). The growth could even be set to take-of further if a new incentive package goes through as expected.
The overall plug-ins market share also increased from 0.5% year ago to 0.8%.
Largest player in Germany is Volkswagen Group (Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche), which alltogether holds nearly 40% of all plug-in registrations (nearly 800).
The Tesla Model S noted 91 registrations. After two months, 129 registrations, which is 55% more than year ago.
Tesla results are also slightly higher than combined Porsche plug-in hybrids (two models).
Among BEVs, relatively good numbers comes from Renault – 201 ZOE, compared to 171 BMW i3 (including 67 BEVs and 104 REx). 164 registrations of Nissan LEAF was also nice (30 kWh version magic).