Germany Sets All Kinds Of Records For EV Sales In June
Germany – often criticized in the past for its slow pace of plug-in vehicle adoption (and unrealistically high/missed goals) – is now accelerating fast, and broke all kinds of sales records in June!
The number of new registrations again hit a new all-time high – ending the month at 4,699, which is 177% more than year ago.
And as for the plug-in market share – it now stands at 1.43%, which is one of the highest worldwide…although still dwarfed by Norway who makes every one else look bad by notching a massive 42% share last month.
Both, all-electric and plug-in hybrids sets their own respective registration records:
- BEVs: 2,196 – up 164%
- PHEVs: 2,503 – up 189%
For the year, 22,453 new registrations have been made, good for an average market share of 1.26%. For some prospective on those numbers, in the entire 2016 sales stood at just over 25,000 plug-ins, and a 0.75% market share.
If you are now asking who caused such a big rush, well… the Renault ZOE should be mentioned first, logging 680 new registrations – a new record (2,429 YTD).
It’s also important to note that smart finally began volume deliveries of the new fortwo ED (231) and forfour ED (136).
Among BEVs, a strong result was delivered from the BMW i3 (219 + 96 REx counted in PHEV category), as well as the Tesla Model S (217) and the Model X (136), as well as 177 VW e-Golfs.
The Audi A3 Sportback e-tron lead the plug-in hybrids with 535 new registrations!