8 mins ago by Mark Kane
Germany continues its outstanding run of plug-in electric car sales growth in October, achieving its second best result ever, right on the heels of September’s record.
In total, 5,065 new passenger plug-in vehicle registrations were logged, good for a 1.86% share of the overall automotive market.
October’s plug-in growth rate of 94% year-over-year is also tremendous, especially compared to the 3.9% gain for the wider segment.
- BEVs: 2,180 – up 87%
- PHEVs: 2,885 – up 99%
So far this year, 41,914 new passenger plug-in vehicles have been registered in Germany, good for an average market share of 1.46%…or one of every 68 sales came with a plug.
The three most popular plug-in registrations for October were:
- smart fortwo electric drive – 398
- Volkswagen e-Golf – 389
- Kia Soul EV – 380 (which we assume as we are nearing the year end, will now be shipped as “used” to Norway after picking up emission credits for the EU in Germany)
Of interest: Tesla delivered 112 Model S and 49 Model X, Opel delivered 23 Ampera-e, while Kia registered its first plug-in Niro.