Germany Sets Plug-In Electric Car Sales Record In March

APR 13 2018 BY MARK KANE 10

Germany just set a new plug-in electric car sales record in March, maintaining 2% market share both for the month and for the first quarter.

In total, 6,810 passenger plug-in cars were registered last month (up 52% year-over-year), reaching a new high above the 6,290 sold in November and 6,288 in December.

  • BEVs: 3,792up 73% at 1.1% market share
  • PHEVs: 3,018 up 32% at 0.9% market share

Plug-in electric car registrations in Germany – March 2018

More than 17,500 plug-in electric cars were sold in the first three months of 2018 in Germany at average market share of 2%.

Plug-in electric car registrations in Germany – March 2018

The best selling all-electric car in March was the Volkswagen e-Golf (534), which beat Renault ZOE (523), BMW i3 (459 incl. 137 REx), smart EQ forfour (457) and smart EQ frotwo (454).

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Nissan LEAF registrations hit 346 in March. Also, Tesla noted decent month with 304 Model S and 124 Model X, but below 2017’s result for March of 457 and 212, respectively.

Plug-in electric car registrations in Germany – March 2018

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10 Comments on "Germany Sets Plug-In Electric Car Sales Record In March"

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Brian

Not surprising that 4 of the top 5 cars are all German-made. Interesting that the #2 spot goes to a French car, though!

JP

4 of the top 5 cars are all German-made? Both Smart cars were co-developed with Renault, and the Smart fortwo is even manufactured in France…

Brian

Ok, maybe the “made” is misplaced, but isn’t Smart owned by Daimler, a German company?

JP

Sure.

trackdaze

17500 sales in the slowest quarter. Got to be a chance of hitting 100k for year.

Ifer

What are those 24 all electric Audi’s?

Sch

It may be some test fleet of all electric e-tron vehicles.
The table shows registrations not sales.

JR

I bet if they could deliver the Opel Ampera-e, ther would be much more!

K-lein

From the chart, itt looks like they sold 57 of them in Germany.
So they actually do sell them.

Sch

The Y/Y CO2 emissions are interesting. For most auto makers they are actually rising. And even some EV manufacturing producers cannot achieve better values than last year , Audi and BMW are pushing hybrid and EVs, but their average CO2 emissions are still rising.