BMW i3 - best selling plug-in car in Germany

BMW i3 - best selling plug-in car in Germany

Sales of plug-in cars fell a little bit in Germany last month, but still June was one of the best months to date. 810 fully electric cars and 317 plug-in hybrids were registered. 0.3% market share is now the ceiling for EVs in Germany, as only once registrations hit 0.4%.

We could assume that BMW i3 is leading the market in June with 211 registrations (including 94 non-REx) and Volkswagen e-up! is second.  BMW also sold 23 i8s during June, for a YTD total of 55.

However, without the revealed split between e-up! and e-Golf (all we know as of now is that there were 231 VW all-electric registrations), we can't be sure of where e-up! places. Most are e-up!s but probably not enough to overtake i3.

Third best will be smart ED - 140 registered in June. Only Renault ZOE (122) and Tesla Model S (102) were able to exceed 100 registrations that month.

Nissan LEAF remains relatively strong with 80 registrations (above average this year), and Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV after a peak of 293 in May now fell to just 77 (perhaps waiting for another shipment as fulfillment has been sketchy due to demand).  Volvo sold 44 V60 Plug-ins.

In the first half, 4,188 EVs were registered in Germany and 1,575 plug-in hybrids. BMW is leading the market again with 1,378 registrations YTD, while VW is second (1,115 EVs) and smart third (645). Those three German brands have 3,138 registrations out of 5,763 total which is well over 50% share.

Tesla... where is Tesla... Tesla Model S with 446 registrations is just behind Renault ZOE (513) and Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (490) in YTD standings, but ahead of 380 Nissan LEAFs.

Plug-in registrations in Germany – June 2014

Plug-in registrations in Germany – June 2014