New passenger car registrations in Germany decreased in March by 17.5% year-over-year to 241,330. Considering the current situation in Europe, with some additional parts supply constraints, we might see a similar picture in the following months too.
Even the plug-in segment is not an exception and noted a slight decline in March. The main issues were interruptions of production, rather than lack of demand.
Plug-in electric car registrations decreased last month by 6% year-over-year to 61,762. Nonetheless, the plug-in share improved a bit, to 25.6% (from 22.5% a year ago).
If we check the details, it turns out that battery-electric vehicle sales were higher than a year ago and the decrease was associated solely with plug-in hybrids.
Results by type:
- BEVs: 34,474 – up 15% at 14.3% market share
- PHEVs: 27,288 – down 23% at 11.3% market share
- Total: 61,762 – down 6% at 25.6% market share
Plug-in electric car registrations in Germany – March 2022
So far this year, more than 151,000 new passenger plug-in cars were registered in Germany:
- BEVs: 83,672 – up 29% at 13.4% market share
- PHEVs: 67,771 – down 13% at 10.8% market share
- Total: 151,443 – up 6% at 24.2% market share
Tesla has achieved another amazing result in Germany, delivering more all-electric cars than any other manufacturer (even including plug-in hybrids).
The company noted a total of 8,045 new registrations, significantly more than German brands - BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen and Audi. Volkswagen is once again off of the podium and we can see another sign of Hyundai's strong position.
Plug-in car registrations by brands (at least 2,000) last month:
- Tesla: 8045 BEVs
- BMW: 6329 - 2719 BEVs and 3610 PHEVs
- Mercedes-Benz: 5967 - 1362 BEVs and 4605 PHEVs
- Volkswagen: 5013 - 2250 BEVs and 2763 PHEVs
- Audi: 4863 - 2175 BEVs and 2688 PHEVs
- Hyundai: 3591 - 2623 BEVs and 968 PHEVs
- Renault: 2662 - 2255 BEVs and 407 PHEVs
- SEAT: 2535 - 269 BEVs and 2266 PHEVs
- Ford: 2425 - 423 BEVs and 2002 PHEVs
- Kia: 2187 - 1071 BEVs and 1116 PHEVs
Two Tesla models - Model 3 and Model Y - were the most registered new all-electric cars in Germany in Q1 2022. The Model 3 has been #1 since February, while the Model Y has improved its position thanks to volume deliveries from China.
There are several smaller BEVs below - Fiat 500 electric, Hyundai Kona Electric, BMW i3 and Renault ZOE.
The biggest surprise is the relatively low position of the Volkswagen ID.4 and ID.3, but it can be at least partially explained by the production constraints. Supply issues affect the list a lot so it does not represent the market demand for a particular car.
The top all-electric models year-to-date:
- Tesla Model 3 - 9483
- Tesla Model Y - 4925
- Fiat 500 electric - 4644
- Hyundai Kona Electric - 3905
- BMW i3 - 3550
- Renault ZOE - 3393
- Volkswagen ID.4 - 2955
- smart fortwo EQ - 2660
- Volkswagen ID.3 - 2646
- Hyundai Ioniq 5 - 2625
- Skoda Enyaq iV - 2593
- Opel Corsa-e - 2282
Official stats (KBA):