Germany Plug-In Electric Vehicle Sales Report August 2014

SEP 24 2014 BY MARK KANE 8

Audi A3 Sportback e-tron

Audi A3 Sportback e-tron

Germany’s plug-in market grew in August by 90% year-over-year from 596 to 1,135 reaching a record 0.5% market share.

Battery-electric car registrations increased by 18% from 435 to 515, while plug-in hybrids surged by 285% from a low of 161 last year to 620!

In the first eight months, the total number of registrations amounted to 7,955, while last year it was 4,092.

In August, Audi recorded 227 registrations of plug-in hybrids, which must be the A3 e-tron for dealers.

BMW i3 is second with 151 registrations, however it seems that only 82 were all-electric.

Volkswagen had 141 registrations of e-up! and e-Golf, while Renault logged 108 Renault ZOE registration.  We don’t know exactly which vehicle is the leader for sales in the all-electric category in August (our bet is on ZOE).

Noteworthy is that Volkswagen had 76 registrations for plug-in hybrids (Golf GTE).

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV remained solid with 99, while BMW i8 is relatively high with 51 – ahead of 37 for Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid.

This time smart fortwo ed had 55, while Tesla Model S had 48 and Nissan LEAF 31.

Plug-in registrations in Germany – August 2014

Plug-in registrations in Germany – August 2014

Plug-in registrations in Germany – August 2014

Plug-in registrations in Germany – August 2014

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I couldn’t find Tesla in the actual data…Google Translate to the rescue — Sonstige = Other.

So i8 was (202 – 151 =) 51 sales for BMW? They have to be happy with that.

Interestingly, the entire auto market was down 2.3%, while plug-ins were up 90%. That is a good sign.

You are right and this means only around 30 i3 BEV. Very low, compared to 120 i3-Rex.

The i8 is a PHEV, so I was counting 82 i3 BEV, 69 i3 REx, and 51 i8.

There is one pure electric Opel. Can’t be it’s Ampera which is considered a Plug-In Hybrid. Opel said it would produce a BEV, I wonder if that’s the first registration of one. Or a rebadged Chevy Spark EV for testing?

Nice catch. Wonder what that is?

I’m guessing you are right with the rebadged Spark EV.

Perhaps prototype Opel Karl EV on Spark EV basis.

I knew German plug-in car sales would take off once German plug-in cars became available. So many people have solar PV systems at their homes that they probably want to take advantage of their homegrown power.