Germany Begins 2018 By Doubling Plug-In Electric Car Sales
Germany continues its run of plug-in electric car sales growth fueled by strong demand for smart cars.
In total. some 5,634 new passenger car were registered in January 2018, which is some 97% more than one year ago. That’s enough to cross 2% market share – 2.09% to be precise.
- BEVs: 2,764 – up 109% at >1% market share
- PHEVs: 2,870 – up 87% at >1% market share
The most popular plug-in model in Germany last month was once again the smart fortwo electric drive with 729 new registrations (the bigger forfour ED had 173).
Volkswagen e-Golf and Kia Soul EV went head-to-head at 450 to 450, while BMW i3 and Renault ZOE noted respectively 359 (210 BEV and 149 REx) and 299. Tesla was resting in January, with 45 Model S and 17 Model X – that’s less than 67 Opel Ampera-e.
On the plug-in hybrid side, BMW leads with total of 640 plug-ins (including i3 REx), followed by 590 from Mercedes-Benz and 530 from Volkswagen.