BMW i3

BMW i3

With complete registration data now in (KBA PDF in German), we can definitively say that thew BMW i3 has taken over the crown as the #1 selling plug-in vehicle in Germany.

Smart ED

Smart ED

Here's a look at the Top 5 sales results for January:

  • BMW i3: 159
  • Volkswagen e-Up!: 109
  • Smart ED: 106
  • Nissan LEAF: 71
  • BMW i3 REx: 70

There are a few points worth noting from that Top 5 list.

  • The Nissan LEAF is the only vehicle on the list not made by a German automaker
  • Combined, BMW i3 and BMW i3 REx sales equal 229 - or more than three times the 71 LEAFs sold.
  • The usual top runner, the Smart ED, has been knocked all the way down to 3rd
  • VW e-Up! sales remain relatively strong

The remaining plug-ins sold in lower volume in Germany.  Here's the rest of the pack:

Renault Zoe Not in the Top 5, But Leads the

Renault Zoe Not in the Top 5, But Leads the "Rest of the Pack" Group by a Decent Margin

  • Renault Zoe: 48
  • Volvo V60 PHEV: 32
  • Tesla Model S: 30
  • Opel Ampera: 16
  • Toyota Prius Plug In Hybrid: 10
  • Ford Focus EV : 5
  • Mitsubishi i-MiEV: 3
  • Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV: 3
  • Kia Soul EV: 2
  • Citroen C-Zero: 2
  • Peugeot Ion: 2
  • Mercedes-Benz A-Class: 1

Hat tip to Surprise Cat!!!