The German electric locomotive is speeding up.
October was the sixth record month for passenger plug-in electric car sales in Germany this year (and the second one in a row). It's not only the biggest EV market in Europe (over a quarter of the total volume), but also one of the quickest growing.
According to the official stats, last month, plug-in registrations quadrupled to 48,017 (up 303% year-over-year). The market share is now at an amazing 17.5%! This is like one step away from one fifth of new cars being rechargeable.
Sales of BEVs and PHEVs seem quite balanced:
- BEVs: 23,158 – up 365% at 8.4% market share
- PHEVs: 24,859 – up 258% at 9.1% market share
- Total: 48,017 – up 303% at 17.5% market share
Plug-in electric car registrations in Germany – October 2020
New registrations year-to-date:
- BEVs: 121,527 – up 130% at 5.3% market share
- PHEVs: 130,741 – up 291% at 5.6% market share
- Total: 252,268 – up 192% at 10.9% market share
Sales of models/brands
The top-selling plug-in model (and all-electric in particular) is once again the Renault ZOE with 5,010 new registrations (and 5,014 sales according to Renault). It's the 7th best selling model in the country!
The plug-in hybrid segment is growing strong as well, and Mercedes-Benz is the dominant force here with over 8,000 units (including 1,547 A-Class, 1,193 C-Class, 1,495 E-Class)!
Brands that recorded the highest number of plug-in car registrations were:
- Mercedes-Benz: 8,565 - 489 BEVs and 8,076 PHEVs
- Volkswagen: 8,311 - 5,028 BEVs and 3,283 PHEVs
- Renault: 5,385 - 5,020 BEVs and 365 PHEVs
- Audi: 4,658 - 1,230 BEVs and 3,428 PHEVs
- BMW: 3,981 - 1,196 BEVs and 2,785 PHEVs
- smart: 2,441 - 2,441 BEVs
- Hyundai: 2,238 - 2,061 BEVs and 177 PHEVs
Porsche Taycan had a record 373 registrations. Tesla noted just 252 registrations this time (37 Model S, 44 Model X and 171 Model 3). Polestar 2 was at 174.