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BMW i3 In "Solar Orange"
Last month was a real hit in Germany, where the number of electric vehicle registrations almost exceeded 1,000 units.
According to KBA, 978 units were added in October, which is almost three times more than in October 2012 and nearly two times higher than the 532 in September.
The problem is that we still don't know for sure the number for all models sold in Germany in October.
Here's what we do know.
Certain is that the electric smart has risen to the height of 331 units and probably will be number one for the whole year with over 1,500 units delivered so far.
Despite sales not even underway, the BMW i3 took second with 197 registrations - all by companies.
Plug-in Priuses had 142, which is interesting when compared to 16 Opel Amperas and 2 Chevrolet Volts.
Renault ZOE had 125, Nissan LEAF 40, Peugeot iOn 8, Mitsubishi i-MiEV 4 and C-Zero, as it name indicates, 0.
Wait... where is Tesla? Well... if the above numbers are correct then for all other vehicles left, there are only 113 units to go around (some Renault, Ford, VW, Mercedes, Tesla etc.). Unofficially, we saw just 37 Model S sedans registered in Germany in October. But don't cry, maybe the BIG shipment will arrive in November.