Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Germany Up By 23% In August As Kia Soul EV Shines
In August, overall plug-in electric car registrations increased in Germany by around 23% year-over-year to some 1,401.
It is surprising because after so many months of permanent growth from plug-in hybrids, last month their sales fell to 570 (from 620 a year ago), despite several new models being available from German manufacturers.
On the other hand, the all-electric part of the market went up by 61% from 515 to 831 reaching 0.4% market share!
The cause of BEV surge over PHEV is Kia Soul EV, which for the third month in a row set its new own record for registrations – 360 in August.
That’s twice as much as the second best Audi A3 e-tron at 177.
Tesla Model S was third in August with 130 registrations!
With 4 months to go this year, there is still chance for Kia Soul EV and Tesla Model S get on the podium.
For detailed registration results for Germany, please visit the EV Sales Blog: