The ICE and plug-in segments are moving in opposite directions.

New passenger car registrations in Germany decreased in May by 49.5% year-over-year to 168,148, which is not great news.

However, against all odds, the plug-in segment is growing quickly - by 56% year-over-year to 12,333. The market share also remains very high - 7.3%.

A closer look at the stats reveal that plug-in hybrids are expanding significantly faster than all-electric cars:

  • BEVs: 5,578 – up 20% at ≈3.3% market share
  • PHEVs: 6,755 – up 107% at ≈4.0% market share

Plug-in electric car registrations in Germany – May 2020


New registrations year-to-date:

  • BEVs: 36,188 – up 43% at ≈3.7% market share
  • PHEVs: 38,792 – up 184% at ≈3.9% market share
  • Total: 74,980 – up 92% at ≈7.6% market share

Sales of models/brands

The three top-selling plug-in models so far this year are:

However, we must note several more interesting results for the month like: the 732 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron (#3 in May), 583 Audi e-tron, 422 Ford Kuga PHEV (Ford Escape PHEV in the U.S.) and 59 Ford Explorer PHEV (100% of the model). Porsche Taycan was at 185 (10.6% of the brand's volume).

Official stats:

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