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Germany: Plug-In Share Expands To Record 29% In September 2021

In September, new passenger car registrations in Germany decreased by almost 26% year-over-year to 196,972. That is also some 20% below the 2019 result.

The plug-in segment moves in the opposite direction – up. Last month, some 56,497 new plug-in cars were registered (up 37% year-over-year), which translates to a new all-time record market share of 28.7%.

All-electric cars were the major force of growth (up 59%), while the plug-in hybrids noted a 13% increase, only slightly above the conventional hybrids (up 11%).

Results by type:

  • BEVs: 33,655 – up 59% at 17.1% market share
  • PHEVs: 22,842 – up 13% at 11.6% market share
  • Total: 56,497 – up 37% at 28.7% market share
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So far this year, more than 477,000 new passenger plug-in cars were registered in Germany. It’s the largest plug-in market in Europe.

New registrations year-to-date:

  • BEVs: 236,695 – up 141% at 11.7% market share
  • PHEVs: 241,064– up 128% at 12.0% market share
  • Total: 477,759– up 134% at 23.7% market share
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September was an exceptional month, during which a high number of Tesla deliveries (usually accumulated in the last month of a quarter) allowed the brand to take first place with a record 7,903 registrations. The previous records were 4,466 in June and 3,703 in March.

The next four positions, as usual, belong to the top four German brands: Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Audi.

Brands that recorded the highest number of plug-in car registrations (at least 1,000) were:

  • Tesla: 7,903 – 7,903 BEVs
  • Volkswagen: 6,796 – 5,224 BEVs and 1,572 PHEVs
  • Mercedes-Benz: 5,371 – 857 BEVs and 4,514 PHEVs
  • BMW: 4,416 – 1,408 BEVs and 3,008 PHEVs
  • Audi: 3,492 – 1,457 BEVs and 2,035 PHEVs
  • Hyundai: 3,502 – 2,469 BEVs and 1,033 PHEVs
  • Skoda: 2,819 – 2,106 BEVs and 713 PHEVs
  • SEAT: 2,505 – 250 BEVs and 2,255 PHEVs
  • Renault: 2,357 – 2,049 BEVs and 308 PHEVs
  • Kia: 2,168 – 1,030 BEVs and 1,138 PHEVs
  • smart: 2,042 – 2,042 BEVs
  • Volvo: 1,805 – 90 BEVs and 1,715 PHEVs
  • Opel: 1,791 – 1,431 BEVs and 360 PHEVs
  • Ford: 1,365 – 353 BEVs and 1,012 PHEVs
  • Fiat: 1,091 – 1,091 BEVs

The highest result was noted by the Tesla Model 3 – 6,828 (the best ever for the Model 3), which allowed it to take the first place year-to-date.

The Volkswagen ID.3 also had a strong month (2,694) and is now near overtaking the Volkswagen e-up! An interesting thing is that the Skoda Enyaq iV (2,027) had almost two times more registrations than the Volkswagen ID.4 (1,019).

The all-new Hyundai Ioniq 5 set its first four-digit result in September – 1,010 (3,313 YTD).

The top all-electric models year-to-date:

  • Tesla Model 3 – 6,828 (23,982 YTD)
  • Volkswagen e-up! – 1,452 (21,890 YTD)
  • Volkswagen ID.3 – 2,694 (21,539 YTD)
  • Renault ZOE – 1,536 (13,756 YTD)
  • Hyundai Kona Electric – 1,289 (13,720 YTD)
  • smart fortwo EQ – 1,598 (11,758 YTD)
  • Volkswagen ID.4 – 1,019 (9,211 YTD)
  • Skoda Enyaq iV – 2,027 (8,671 YTD)

Official stats:

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