In Germany, EV Sales Reach Second Highest Level Ever in November
November was the second strongest month ever for EV sales in Germany with 757 battery-electric cars sold and 152 plug-in hybrids.
This brings some mixed feelings because we have some new models like the BMW i3, VW e-up! and Tesla Model S on the market, so we expected to see a new high, but that didn’t happen.
Sadly, we’re finding it increasingly difficult to figure out who’s selling the bulk of these EVs in Germany.
Here’s data that we were able to find in our first attempt (hopefully some of our faithful readers can assist us in filling in the blanks):
Model – November / YTD
BMW i3 – 121 / 469
Renault ZOE – 114 / 947
Nissan LEAF – 44 / 805
Opel Ampera – 17 / 318
Chevrolet Volt – 4 / 25
Citroen C-Zero – 4 / 276
Mitsubishi i-MiEV – 1 / 89
Peugeot iOn – 1 / 41
Total: 285 EVs and 21 PHEVs
We know that three vehicles – smart fortwo electric drive, VW e-up! and Tesla Model S probably grabbed most of remaining 472 sales (but we don’t have precise figures). The other question is who accounted for the missing 131 PHEVs?
After the first 11 months of 2013, Germany has seen 5,606 new electric cars registered and 1,233 plug-in hybrids.