Plug-In Car Electric Sales In Germany Returned To Growth In October

NOV 23 2018 BY MARK KANE 27

Almost two-thirds of sales are now all-electric models

Plug-in electric car sales in Germany barely increased in October as many plug-in hybrid models disappeared from the market after the transition from NEDC to WLTP in September.

Total number of new passenger car registrations increased by 6% year-over-year to 5,386 at market share of 2.13%.

  • BEVs: 3,390 – up 56% at β‰ˆ1.34% market share
  • PHEVs: 1,996 – down 31% at β‰ˆ0.79% market share

After 10 months of this year, total new passenger plug-in car registrations reached 55,527 at an average of 1.9% market share.

The top selling all-electric models in October were:

  • Volkswagen e-Golf – 784
  • Renault ZOE – 609
  • BMW 225xe Active Tourer504
  • BMW i3426 (306 BEVs plus 120 REx)
  • smart fortwo electric drive – 402

Tesla registrations stand at 61 (46 Model S + 15 Model X). Jaguar I-PACE was at just 22 registrations. Hyundai Kona Electric noted 78.

So far this year, the most popular models are:

  • Renault ZOE – 4,369
  • Volkswagen e-Golf – 4,356
  • BMW i3 – 4,129

The StreetScooters all-electric delivery vehicles were almost above e-Golf, at 717 in October (4,010 YTD).

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Marketshare of diesel cars in Europe:

In October 2017: 42%

In October 2018: 34%

Diesel decline is the best thing could happen to Europe:

1) immediately less pollution (diesel fumes are the most toxic and cancerous ones, mainly for NOx)
2) because of the fact gasoline emits more CO2 than diesel, carmakers are now forced to build more hybrids and electric cars to stay in the EU limits for 2021, so, totally cleaner air!

Excuse me what? Totally cleaner air? Are you blind or what?
Don’t be so naive son, you need some education.

Watch our bubble burst alert!

1 cargo ship burns as much sulfur as 50 million cars, so 20 ships pollute as much as 1 billion cars.
Since we have around 2 billion active cars across the globe, only 40 huge cargo ships pollute as all cars in the world.
Do you know how many of those ships there are? 60 000, so there goes the saving of planet with presciois little electric cars, and don’t take me wrong I drive a Leaf, obviously now only because of the economic reasons since from the pollution perspective it makes no sense

And we’re not still not counting airplanes

You know, “acid rain” was a big topic back in the eighties. Nowadays, nobody cares much about sulphur any more… The really dangerous pollutants are NOx and particulates in terms of health (matters mostly in populated areas), and CO2 in terms of ecology.

Yes, cargo ships are a huge problem. No, they don’t make cars irrelevant. Cars still cause several times more total CO2 emissions, and orders of magnitude more health problems.

Obviously, we all know cargo ships navigate across the streets of cities, so they are the main cause of smog in urban areas. Seriously, what does pollution from ships has to do with the fact that replacing diesel cars to gasoline but also hybrids and electrics reduces diseases among population?

Then, if you want to argue about it, we can surely do that, but try to be more polite and not change theme in an aggressive manner.

About it I can say cargo ships surely pollute a lot but I am optimistic: in a few years time electric ferries will already be common in many parts of the world, then further advancements in batteries or fuel cells will surely enable electric or hydrogen also for bigger ships.

You’re right, I’m sorry about that. But just because we cannot see ships doesn’t mean we are safe away from their pollution. I don’t think we have to argue about that there is a documentary about the it called Freightend.
Funny fact, Norway guy is behind the transportation of 50% of global oil

Life span of a cargo ship averages of 30 years, so it will take 30 years to replace them if we start replacing every single ship today and I doubt that is happening ao who knows when they will be changed to electric/hydrogen. Just imagine the batteries this ship would need https://spectrum.ieee.org/image/MzA2MTM1Mg.jpeg

The number was rising every year, until the Diesel scandal. The popularity of inefficient SUVs didn’t help.

Used to be 38.9% in my country (Switzerland, 2015)
Now it is down to 29.8%.
The last time it was this low was in 2005. They reversed a 10 year growth in 3 years.
So in a way VW has made things better with their stupidity lol

Let’s hope this will continue.

Wow… I read about France which reached 73% in 2012. I don’t know today but surely below 40%. In Italy reached, in 2016, after the Dieselgate, a shameful 59% and a few months ago, in August, was still at 53%. In October was already at 42%, 11% less after just two months!

By stupidity, you mean getting caught?…

If you mean the cheating itself, then no, that didn’t make things better. Things would have been better if they just admitted that diesels don’t cut it, instead of trying to hide that fact with cheating devices…

Consumer Reports: 2019 BMW i3 gets: RECOMMENDED.
With a 5/5 reliability rating.

Well, it’s not a Tesla so it won’t immediately fall apart πŸ˜€

The 2019 Tesla MODEL 3 also got: RECOMMENDED.

Pathetic numbers once again. 98% of new cars were ICE. Nothing to celebrate here.

You will be impressed by how much these numbers will grow in 2019 with the swing of new models coming in Europe: Tesla Model 3, Audi e-Tron, Mercedes EQC, Porsche Taycan, Volvo XC40, Peugeot 208, Opel Corsa, DS 3 Crossback, Kia e-Niro, Honda Urban EV, probably some city cars from Volkswagen and Renault… and the existing ones will continue to increase in many cases. I guess 2019 will be the year when in general everyone, even the uninformed people, will open the eyes about electric veichles and recognize them.

4-5% max which is also pathetic..

Pretty sure the Taycan won’t hit the streets in 2019. Unveiling is late 2019.

Not sure what city cars from Volkswagen you mean? AFAIK they aren’t planning any new EV models before the MEB-based ones start launching in 2020. (Aside maybe from a new revision of the existing e-UP possibly getting more badge-engineered variants…)

I think some of the others you mentioned won’t make it before 2020 either?

Nevertheless, it’s true that some important models will hit in 2019 already πŸ™‚

Exactly that, and Renault should introduce the K-ZE or an electric version of the Twingo since that model, next year, will no longer share platform with the Smart Forfour (which is already electric and it will have a completely new generation together with the Fortwo). (Or will there be a new Fortwo only?)

There was also a rumor about the trio Peugeot 108, Citroen C1 and Toyota Aygo going electric; let’s wait and see.

No doubt it’s depressing that such a high percentage of ICE’s are sold- especially in Europe where fuel prices are so much higher than in the US. Here’s to hoping the younger generation will choose more EV’s and mass transit… And here’s too hoping that autonomous shared electric transport pods become reality.

Yeah… people here buy gas no matter what the price is..

Go back to Breitbart you pathetic right wing-nut troll.

Do you really think that 2% of sales is amazing and it will save the world?

Do you really think 2% will remain 2% for a long time?

Yes. Because people couldn’t care less. They just want cheap cars.

And one time people only wanted cheap horses.

Most people with the exception of people like you evolve forward while you try and go backwards.

Next year will get really interesting. New German models on the market and a change in tax law which will make company EV cars much more attractive. Half of the market is not directly private owned, so this is huge

Let’s just hope that they actually get plugged in from time to time. I fear most will be PHEVs driving in hybrid mode most of the time.

Yeah, most people are buying PHEV’s only because they are cheaper. PHEV’s should be banned. BEV is the only real solution.