Almost two-thirds of sales are now all-electric models

Plug-in electric car sales in Germany barely increased in October as many plug-in hybrid models disappeared from the market after the transition from NEDC to WLTP in September.

Total number of new passenger car registrations increased by 6% year-over-year to 5,386 at market share of 2.13%.

  • BEVs: 3,390 – up 56% at ≈1.34% market share
  • PHEVs: 1,996 – down 31% at ≈0.79% market share
After 10 months of this year, total new passenger plug-in car registrations reached 55,527 at an average of 1.9% market share.

Plug-in electric car registrations in Germany – October 2018

The top selling all-electric models in October were:

  • Volkswagen e-Golf - 784
  • Renault ZOE - 609
  • BMW 225xe Active Tourer - 504
  • BMW i3 - 426 (306 BEVs plus 120 REx)
  • smart fortwo electric drive - 402
Tesla registrations stand at 61 (46 Model S + 15 Model X). Jaguar I-PACE was at just 22 registrations. Hyundai Kona Electric noted 78.

So far this year, the most popular models are:

  • Renault ZOE - 4,369
  • Volkswagen e-Golf - 4,356
  • BMW i3 - 4,129
The StreetScooters all-electric delivery vehicles were almost above e-Golf, at 717 in October (4,010 YTD).

Plug-in electric car registrations in Germany – October 2018
Plug-in electric car registrations in Germany – October 2018