Plug-In Car Sales In Germany Up By 50% In February
Nearly 3,000 new plug-in cars were sold in Germany last month, which was 50% more than a year ago.
The 2,989 registrations strengthens the hope that the market has finally engaged a higher gear as February’s tally translates to a near-record 1.23% market share for plug-ins.
The bulk of the gains was via the all-electric vehicle platform, which significantly outpaced plug-in hybrid growth:
- BEVs: 1,546 sales – up 106%
- PHEVs: 1,443 sales – up 17%
And the largest player inside those BEV gains was the Renault ZOE, which was best selling model overall in February with 431 new registrations!
The BMW i3 finished in the #2 spot with 305 units (168 non-REx, and 137 REx), followed by the Kia Soul EV and BMW 225xe Active Tourer – both at 282 registrations.
The Tesla Model S with 163 registrations was the fourth best selling BEV (Model X had 39).