Overall year 2018 was positive as registrations increased 24% to 67,504

December brings a decrease of plug-in electric car sales in Germany, completing a run of four weak months (after the required WLTP certification, which eliminated many PHEVs). In total, new registrations decreased by 9% to 5,711, but market share remains relatively solid - 2.4%.

  • BEVs: 3,836 – up 12% at ≈1.6% market share
  • PHEVs: 1,875 – down 35% at ≈0.8% market share

Plug-in electric car registrations in Germany – December 2018

Plug-in electric car registrations in Germany – December 2018

The top-selling model in December was Renault ZOE with 944, but noteworthy is 528 Audi e-tron. Relatively good results were set also by BMW i3 (534) with a high advantage of BEVs (497) over REx (37), and the Volkswagen e-Golf (529).

The StreetScooters all-electric delivery vehicle registrations decreased in December to just 97 (4,214 YTD).

Plug-in electric car registrations in Germany – December 2018

The year 2018 closed with 67,504 new plug-in electric car registrations (up 24% year-over-year) at an average of 1.96% market share.

  • BEVs: 36,062 – up 44% at ≈1.05% market share
  • PHEVs: 31,442 – up 7% at ≈0.92% market share
With new models on the market in 2019, we remain optimistic about the continuation of growth.

Plug-in electric car registrations in Germany – December 2018

For the year, again the top model was Renault ZOE, which is kind of interesting in a rank consisting mostly of German cars:

  • Renault ZOE – 6,360
  • Volkswagen e-Golf – 5,743
  • BMW i3 – 5,095
The detailed model rank was provided by EV Sales Blog:

Plug-in electric car registrations in Germany – December 2018 (Source: EV Sales Blog)
Plug-in electric car registrations in Germany – December 2018