Plug-In Electric Car Sales Surge In Germany To Record High In October
Germany set new plug-in car sales records in October, registering 2,717 units. That’s 119% more than one year ago.
Moreover, the growth comes from both BEVs, which have 1,686 registrations (100% up) and doubled its market share from 0.3 to 0.6%, as well as from PHEVs.
1,031 plug-in hybrids registered is even faster growth of 156% year-over-year and another 0.3% market share.
What’s happening that has Germany reachin 0.9% total market share for new plug-ins?
The answer is: Kia Soul EV. The Germans just love the Soul’s rounded shape… maybe.
980 Kia Soul EV registrations in Germany in October alone is nearly 60% of all BEVs.
It seems at least Germany is the European hub for Kia Soul EV deliveries – we suspect most of these sales originate from other regions (ie- Norway), but are registered from the OEM out of Germany due to allocation issues, and the desire for emissions help inside the EU.
The Renault ZOE also spiked nicely with 243 registrations. Tesla Model S improved to 121, while BMW saw more than 112 all-electric i3s out of a total of 201 i3s (BEV & REx).
Volkswagen moved a total of 380 plug-in hybrids (and about 84 BEVs). 167 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEVs was slightly ahead of 134 Audi A3 e-trons and a total of 124 plug-in hybrids from Mercedes.
That’s all the major models and brands above the mark of 100 registrations.