Nearly 3,000 new plug-in cars were sold in Germany last month, which was 50% more than a year ago.

Renault ZOE Z.E. 40

Renault ZOE Z.E. 40

The 2,989 registrations strengthens the hope that the market has finally engaged a higher gear as February's tally translates to a near-record 1.23% market share for plug-ins.

The bulk of the gains was via the all-electric vehicle platform, which significantly outpaced plug-in hybrid growth:

  • BEVs: 1,546 sales - up 106%
  • PHEVs: 1,443 sales - up 17%
And the largest player inside those BEV gains was the Renault ZOE, which was best selling model overall in February with 431 new registrations!

The BMW i3 finished in the #2 spot with 305 units (168 non-REx, and 137 REx), followed by the Kia Soul EV and BMW 225xe Active Tourer - both at 282 registrations.

The Tesla Model S with 163 registrations was the fourth best selling BEV (Model X had 39).

Plug-in electric car registrations in Germany – February 2017

Plug-in electric car registrations in Germany – February 2017

Plug-in electric car registrations in Germany – February 2017

Plug-in electric car registrations in Germany – February 2017

Plug-in electric car registrations in Germany – February 2017

Plug-in electric car registrations in Germany – February 2017