More good news comes from Germany where plug-ins are selling like hot cakes with every 50th car sold happening to be plug-in of some sort.

In February, some 5,105 new passenger plug-in electric cars were registered, which is 71% more than one year ago at market share of just under 2%.

  • BEVs: 2,546up 65% at <1% market share
  • PHEVs: 2,559 up 77% at <1% market share

Plug-in electric car registrations in Germany – February 2018

Plug-in electric car registrations in Germany – February 2018

The smart fortwo electric drive has been the best selling model for a couple of months now. Last month, 510 new were registered.

Renault ZOE noted 475 new registrations, followed closely by the Volkswagen e-Golf at 465.

The fourth most popular model seems to be the BMW i3 - 311 (199 BEVs and 112 REx), while fifth is again the smart forfour electric drive - 253.

There were no Nissan LEAF registrations in February and only a moderate number of Teslas (124 Model S and 51 Model X) so the big surge of deliveries is ahead of us.

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For the first time ever we saw a three-digit (111) number of registrations for the Opel Ampera-e.

The other news is the two first Hyundai Kona Electrics being registered.

Plug-in electric car registrations in Germany – February 2018

Plug-in electric car registrations in Germany – February 2018

Plug-in electric car registrations in Germany – February 2018

Plug-in electric car registrations in Germany – February 2018