|After the 2010 crown, Smart is again the Best Selling EV in Germany|
Slow Lane Edition II
With 712 plug-ins sold in December, the German EV market still hasn't grown the way it would be expected, with the full year sales reaching 6.711 units, growing just 4% regarding the year before.
The BMW i3 (90 units sold) failed to reach three digit sales and ended the year in #5 YTD, with only one model to register decent sales, the Smart Fortwo ED, which deservedly earned the Best Selling EV title in Germany, selling twice as much as the #2 Renault Zoe.
The #3 was recovered near the finish line by the Nissan Leaf, relegating the Twizy to #4.
Brandwise, Smart was also the winner with 32% share, followed by last year winner, Renault (28%) and in #3 we have Nissan (13%).
It's hard to predict sales for 2014, but i would go for some 10.000 units/year and (hopefully) the BMW i3 and VW e-Up!/e-Golf will increase sales and will start to outrun Smart.
|1||Smart Fortwo ED e)||300||2.146||32||7|
|4||Renault Twizy e)||25||831||12||1|
|8||Tesla Model S e)||50||204||3||N/A|
|9||Volkswagen e-Up! e)||75||150||2||N/A|
Volvo V60 Plug-In e)
Renault Fluence ZE
Ford Focus Electric e)
Porsche Panamera S E. e)
Source: kba.de; goingelectric.de