Friday, June 21, 2013

Germany May 2013

A black Smart Fortwo ED Brabus Edition 

The Rise of Zoe - German Edition

With 344 units sold in May, the German EV market went down 34% regarding April, leaving the german EV share at 0,14%, below the 0,19% mark registered in the end of 2012.

In the models ranking we've got the Renault Twizy collecting its second monthly #1 with 133 units sold, enabling it to rise to second place YTD, below the Smart Fortwo ED, now a full scale production model.

The Renault Zoe climbs to #5 YTD, thanks to a brilliant second place in May and the next months should see it climb even further, maybe hitting #3 YTD before the summer ends. This is an important market for the french BEV, after its home market, this should be the most important country numbers-wise, with sales predicted to hit 150-250 units a month.

Because this year every month has several changes in the ranking, strange things happen in it, like this month, the Opel Ampera, despite delivering one of the best performances in the last few months (#3 with 37 units), dropped one position YTD to #6.

In the brands ranking, Renault recovered the #1 spot, with 32% share, relegating Smart to #2, with 28%.

1Smart Fortwo ED e)30520287
2Renault Twizy133389211
3Citröen C-Zero5267154
4Nissan Leaf11252145
5Renault Zoe1161599N/A
6Opel Ampera3713772
7Mitsubishi I-Miev125139
8Renault Fluence ZE


e) Estimate

Source: Manufacturers,

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