Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Germany Up 23% In June

JUL 24 2018 BY MARK KANE 11

The passenger plug-in electric car market increased in Germany last month by 23% to 5,790 and 1.7% market share.

June was one of the five best months ever although the general pace of growth decreased this summer, as compared to a year ago.

Both types – all-electric and plug-in hybrids – were expanding:

  • BEVs: 2,651 – up 21% at 0.78% market share
  • PHEVs: 3,139 – up 25% at 0.92% market share

Plug-in electric car registrations in Germany – June 2018

Two BMWs (i3 and 225xe Active Tourer) exceeded 500 registrations in June, but the Renault ZOE (465) was the one that became the best-selling model in the first half of the year – 2,691.

Volkswagen e-Golf was second 2,561 and BMW i3 third (2,449). Nissan LEAF this time was way back at #13 with just 892 registrations during the first six months of 2018 and only 127 in June.

Tesla sold 280 cars in June (200 Model S and 80 Model X) and 1,251 YTD (down 34%) as Model S decreased 32% to 856 and Model X decreased 37.5% to 395 new registrations.

Strong performance was shown by the light delivery electric vehicle produced by DHL. Its StreetScooter noted 680 new registrations in June and 1,680 YTD.

In total, more than 33,500 passenger plug-in electric cars have been registered in Germany so far this year, which is 51% more than a year ago.

Passenger car registrations:

Plug-in electric car registrations in Germany – June 2018 (Source: EV Sales Blog)

Plug-in electric car registrations in Germany – June 2018

Plug-in electric car registrations in Germany – June 2018

Source: EV Sales Blog

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11 Comments on "Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Germany Up 23% In June"

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Nice to see that the first 6 are all BEVs.

It doesn’t seem to look like that there will be a substantial increase in monthly sales numbers in the second half of 2018.

And the fact that a French EV model is on top of the sales chart in Germany is very telling for the German car manufacturers. There simply is no real winner.It’s all just not good enough for a German EV model to reach a substantial sales total in 2018 (that is more than 10,000 per year).

The Tesla Model 3. That’s a real winner. There will be great sales numbers in the US in the second half in 2018 (and beyond). Europe just doesn’t have that in 2018 yet.

You got it wrong: every EV in Germany has a long waiting list! People simply don´t get their EVs delivered…
e-golf: >1year
Smart ed: ~1y
ZOE: ~6month
Ioniq: ~1,5y
i3: >6m

Don’t forget Model 3
TM3: >1 year

There are an estimated 10k reservations in Germany, once they hit the roads more orders will come in. That is also a factor holding back sales to 10.000+ potential EV-Buyers who are waiting for the Model 3.

Apparently car manufacturers don’t want to sell too many of their Plug-In EV models. They deliberately the keep production numbers at a low level.

While that’s true for compliance cars such as the IONIQ, it’s probably not the case for serious efforts like the ZOE or Leaf. They simply seem to have underestimated demand, and are scrambling to ramp production. (Most often citing batteries as the problem, since these are generally ordered quite a bit in advance, and the supplier’s can just ramp up production on short notice…)

In addition to 3,139 plugins they also sold 11,466 hybrids led by Audi, BMW & Benz. Why not they sell those hybrids in USA.

I hope Germans know that the heatwaves that struck Japan may also strike Germany someday.

Looks to me hybrids are led by toyota and daylight second.

Just for your information there are currently heatwaves in both Germany/Netherlands and Japan.

eh, we are melting here in germany at 95++ F

Zoe keeps on improving and selling.