Last month was a really big one in Germany as plug-in electric car sales reached new records and brought a tremendous surprise from plug-in hybrids.
Let's start with the overall number of new passenger plug-in registrations - 11,926 (up 121% year-over-year) is not only a new all-time record but 2,249 or 23% above the previous best in March of 2019 (9,677). It is also the first five-digit result ever.
Huge volume allowed a new record market share of nearly 4.2%.
Plug-in electric car registrations in Germany – October 2019
So far this year 86,316 new passenger plug-in cars were registered at an average market share of 2.85%.
The big surprise in October was the number of plug-in hybrid registrations, which went through the roof (new volume and share record).
- BEVs: 4,979 – up 47% at ≈1.75% market share
- PHEVs: 6,947 – up 248% at ≈2.44% market share
Moreover, PHEVs significantly exceeded BEVs. Was it only a single explosion or a new trend?
Sales of models/brands
One of the biggest eye-openers in October was Mercedes-Benz, which managed some way to achieve 2,355 plug-in hybrid registrations, including 1,564 E-Class and 748 C-Class, as well as an additional 50 BEVs. For the brand, 2,405 total registrations is almost 7.2% share.
Another premium brand that shined last month is Porsche - 801 (66 BEVs and 735 PHEVs, including 596 Cayenne PHEV).
Tesla had a slower month this time (no surprise here as it's the 1st month of a quarter) - 293 registrations.
Brand/model results suggest that the plug-in hybrids from premium brands are in high demand in Germany.