German Plug-In Market Increased By 77% In February To 2,000 Units

MAR 28 2016 BY MARK KANE 3

Volkswagen Golf GTE

Volkswagen Golf GTE

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).

Plug-in electric car registrations in Germany – February 2016

Plug-in electric car registrations in Germany – February 2016

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).

Tesla Model S registrations in Germany – February 2016

Tesla Model S registrations in Germany – February 2016

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).

Plug-in electric car registrations in Germany – February 2016

Plug-in electric car registrations in Germany – February 2016

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3 Comments on "German Plug-In Market Increased By 77% In February To 2,000 Units"

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R.S.

Not bad, if you consider that Kia didn’t even play its greenwashing game this month, maybe they wait for the Ioniq.

drpawansharma

The trickle will soon turn into a torrent.

Speculawyer

The German EV market is odd. It has long been held back by a lack of incentives and lack of German EVs. And residential electricity rates are pretty high in Germany. However, gasoline prices are also high . . . and if you can install solar PV or a wind turbine, you can self-consume your production by getting an EV. So it will be interesting how it develops.

But one problem is that all the German EVs have been a bit lackluster. A combination of short-range EVs (eGolf, Smart ED, etc.), short-range PHEVs (eTron, BMW PHEVs,etc.), and weird/exotic. (i3, i8). They need longer range PHEVs and good long-range EVs.