Plug-in electric car registrations in Germany – August 2017

Plug-in electric car registrations in Germany – August 2017

A lot of markets are seeing high growth rates for plug-in sales this year, but it seems no one can equal Germany in 2017, as its surge continues.

August (which has been a particularly strong month for EV sales in the past), brought a new all-time record of plug-in registrations - 4,794 moved!

The growth is tremendous - up 177% year-over-year - good for a record market share of 1.89%!

Records are popping up in almost all the numbers:

  • BEVs: 2,177 (nearly a new record) – up 143% (new record market share of 0.86%)
  • PHEVs: 2,617 (new record) – up 213% (new record market share of 1.03%)
Among the best selling plug-ins for the month we noted:
  • Audi A3 e-tron with 537 new registrations (14.6% of all A3)
  • Volkswagen e-Golf - surprising surge to new record of 475 (plus 152 plug-in hybrid GTEs)
  • Renault ZOE - 423
  • Kia Soul EV - 372
Tesla delivered nearly 200 cars - 120 Model S and 78 Model X, and so far this year has achieved the largest growth among the major brands (+119%).

If we compare past September results with summer months, the only thing that comes to mind is another new record is about to be set!

Plug-in electric car registrations in Germany – August 2017

Plug-in electric car registrations in Germany – August 2017

Plug-in electric car registrations in Germany – August 2017

Plug-in electric car registrations in Germany – August 2017

Plug-in electric car registrations in Germany – August 2017

Plug-in electric car registrations in Germany – August 2017