New plug-in electric car registrations in Germany decreased in December by 11% to 2,815, although market share improved to 1.1%.  

We should also note that the year-over year comparable was against the current all time best month (december 2015) for sales in the country.  So in this case, a miss isn't all that bad.

BMW i3

BMW i3

  • BEVs (all-electric sales) – 1,334 (down 31%)
  • PHEVs (plug-in hybrid sales) – 1,481 (up 18%)
BMW i3 continue its trend of relatively strong sales in its home market, and logged 433 plug-in registrations (with 143 of them being the extended range/PHEVversion).

Tesla as expected also had a relatively strong month with 160 Model S and 111 Model X deliveries.

For the year 2016, registrations increased by 7% to 25,154, reaching a market share of 0.75%.

  • BEVs – 11,410 (down 7.7%)
  • PHEVs – 13,744 (up 23.8%)
Overall, the best selling model was the BMW i3 (2,863 new registrations), of which 1,521 were all-electric and 1,342 were REx; which allowed the Renault ZOE to take home the fully electric/BEV crown with 2,805 sales.

Final Tesla Model S sales amounted to 1,474, while the Model X finished 2016 with 430 registrations.

Also finishing in 4-digits was: Audi A3 e-tron (1,615) Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (1,463), Kia Soul EV (1,384), Volkswagen Golf GTE 1,315, Volkswagen Passat (1,256) and BMW 225xe Active Tourer (1,203). While the Nissan LEAF surpisingly had its best ever yearly result in Germany with 1,121 sales.

Plug-in electric car registrations in Germany – 2016

Plug-in electric car registrations in Germany – 2016

Plug-in electric car registrations in Germany – December 2016

Plug-in electric car registrations in Germany – December 2016

Plug-in electric car registrations in Germany – December 2016

Plug-in electric car registrations in Germany – December 2016

Plug-in electric car registrations in Germany – December 2016

Plug-in electric car registrations in Germany – December 2016