After a couple hiccups in France and Norway for electric vehicle sales in April, we got some news from Germany, where 3,587 new plug-in cars were registered - up more than 120% from a year ago. Now that's a big gain!
BMW i3 Carbon Edition
Market share reached 1.2% for the 3rd month in a row, hitting 1.23% in April.
Growth is noted with a strong showing from both all-electrics (BEVs) and plug-in hybrids (PHEVs):
- BEVs: 1,413 – up 134%
- PHEVs: 2,174 – up 126%
As we can see from the i3 sales history in Germany, introduction of the longer-range (33 kWh battery) version has resulted in significant advantage for non-REx (petrol range extender equipped) sales.
The Renault ZOE landed 280 sales, while Tesla delivered 124 Model S and 73 Model X. Kia/Hyundai combined to deliver 296 BEVs (223 Kia Soul EVs, and a promising 73).
BMW i3 registrations in Germany – April 2017
In longer term sales increases steady:
Plug-in electric car registrations in Germany – April 2017