Audi A3 e-Tron Spitzenreiter
It seems the EV Fever has caught on in Germany, with a record 4.666 plug-in passenger cars being registered last month, a 175% increase YoY, pulling YTD sales to a 125% growth rate, with the Dieselgate aftermath still smoking, it seems the German PEV market reached a tipping point, from where the current PEV record share of 1.4% (With 2% in August) can only climb higher, maybe hitting 1.7% by year end, which, considering we are talking about the largest auto market in Europe, it's quite significant.
Looking at August Best Selling models, the Audi A3 e-Tron (537 units, new personal best) was once again the Best Seller, seemingly stabilizing sales around 500-something, a high level that only the Renault Zoe (423 units), and the VW e-Golf (475 deliveries, new pb) were close to reach.
But this month surprise was the Mercedes C350e reaching the Top 5, with the three pointed star model surpassing for the fisrt time the 200 units in one month, meaning that all three German models in this Top 5 reached record numbers in August. It seems the local OEMs are finally opening up the gates to EVs...
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Kia Soul EV
Mercedes C350e e)
Looking at the YTD ranking, there's plenty to talk about, starting with the First position, where the Audi A3 e-Tron has displaced the Renault Zoe from the top spot, and unless the French hatchback goes into Ludicrous mode in the near future, like it did in the past month of June, where it delivered 680 units, it will be really hard to overcome the Audi model, recently known for its consistency around the 500-something sales level.
But the Top 10 action didn't ended there, the Kia Soul EV is now #5, while the VW e-Golf jumped to Ninth, and is set to become the best selling Volkswagen in the coming months, a move that would speak volumes on where the car maker is heading (Less PHEVs, more BEVs).
Looking below, the Mercedes C350e climbed to #11, while both Smart models are running forward, with the Fortwo ED now in #17, while its (slightly) larger sibling, the Forfour ED, just joined the Top 30, in #28.
Speaking of recently landed models, the Second Generation of the Porsche Panamera PHEV climbed a couple of positions, now standing at #19.
In the manufacturers ranking, BMW (21%, down 1%) is on the lead, with Volkswagen (13% up 1%) in Second Place, while Mercedes and Audi are tied in Third, with 12% share.
Audi A3 e-TronRenault Zoe
|BMW i3 |
BMW 225xe Active Tour.
Kia Soul EVMitsubishi Outlander PHEV
Tesla Model S
|8||Volkswagen Passat GTE||198||1.186||4||9|
Mercedes C350e e)
|Volkswagen Golf GTE|
Tesla Model X
Smart Fortwo ED
Por. Panamera PHEV
Hyundai Ioniq Electric
Audi Q7 e-Tron
Volvo XC90 T8
Volvo V60 Plug-In
Porsche Cayenne PHEV
Smart Forfour ED
It's a propeller I believe, in the Mercedes logoReplyDelete
Mercedes logo is a three pointed star and the BMW logo is the propeller.
We all knew Germany would one day sell more EVs than Norway... Will this be the year?ReplyDelete
Should we believe the Kia Soul EV registrations now? I know in previous years many of them were registered in one city, then shipped to Norway and resold, simply in order to allow Kia to meet EU CO2 requirements. But now, perhaps there is finally a sufficient market in Germany...ReplyDelete
I can't really say that it's the same story all over again, but i believe some are still going to Norway.Delete
I know it's an astimate, but Mercedes C350e score for August - is it 350 (top 5 tabe) or 250 (YTD table)?ReplyDelete
It is 350, bug corrected.Delete
What about "streetscooter"?ReplyDelete
Based on kba.de more the 300 streetscooter EV haven been registered August2017
The Streetscooter has over 1700 registrations this year in Germany alone.Delete
In total, there are over 3700 units zooming around.
actually 1907 for the first half alone. It would be the 5th or probably 4th biggest E Vehicle seller on the German market. Maybe worth including?ReplyDelete
The ranking only covers passenger cars, but considering it is an interesting development, from now on i will mention it as a side note on the German posts.Delete
Thank you. Looking forward to it! The postal service announced that they will open up to 3rd parties and a 2nd plant is underway. There might be more dynamic to come. Let's seeDelete