Germany - often criticized in the past for its slow pace of plug-in vehicle adoption (and unrealistically high/missed goals) - is now accelerating fast, and broke all kinds of sales records in June!

Renault ZOE

Renault ZOE

The number of new registrations again hit a new all-time high - ending the month at 4,699, which is 177% more than year ago.

And as for the plug-in market share - it now stands at 1.43%, which is one of the highest worldwide...although still dwarfed by Norway who makes every one else look bad by notching a massive 42% share last month.

Both, all-electric and plug-in hybrids sets their own respective registration records:

  • BEVs: 2,196up 164%
  • PHEVs: 2,503up 189%
For the year, 22,453 new registrations have been made, good for an average market share of 1.26%. For some prospective on those numbers, in the entire 2016 sales stood at just over 25,000 plug-ins, and a 0.75% market share.

If you are now asking who caused such a big rush, well... the Renault ZOE should be mentioned first, logging 680 new registrations - a new record (2,429 YTD).

It's also important to note that smart finally began volume deliveries of the new fortwo ED (231) and forfour ED (136).

smart electric drive cabrio, fortwo and forfour

smart electric drive cabrio, fortwo and forfour

Among BEVs, a strong result was delivered from the BMW i3 (219 + 96 REx counted in PHEV category),  as well as the Tesla Model S (217) and the Model X (136), as well as 177 VW e-Golfs.

The Audi A3 Sportback e-tron lead the plug-in hybrids with 535 new registrations!

Plug-in electric car registrations in Germany – June 2017

Plug-in electric car registrations in Germany – June 2017

Plug-in electric car registrations in Germany – June 2017

Plug-in electric car registrations in Germany – June 2017