Approximately 68,200 new electric vehicles were registered in November 2021, an increase of 14 percent. While battery-powered electric cars increased by 39 percent, plug-in hybrids recorded a 9 percent decline. In the first eleven months, new electric registrations increased by 92 percent to more than 600,000 units compared to the same period last year. This included 307,525 battery-powered electric cars (up 104 percent) and 292,697 plug-in hybrids (up 81 percent). They accounted for 25 percent of the total market (12 percent in the same period last year).
Reinhard Zirpel, President of the Association of International Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (VDIK), emphasized: “The boom in electric mobility is continuing. At least 660,000 electric vehicles are expected to be newly registered by the end of the year. In an overall very weak passenger car market, this is the big bright spot in 2021. In order not to jeopardize the continuation of this success in 2022, the traffic light government should extend the innovation premium before the turn of the year.”
The VDIK regularly updates the list of electric vehicles from international manufacturers. The VDIK member companies currently offer around 140 electric models (including passenger cars and commercial vehicles) that customers can order in Germany. The VDIK electric list can be accessed here.
Demand for vehicles with alternative drives as a whole increased in the first eleven months. More than 1 million new electric cars, hybrids with and without plugs, mild hybrids and gas-powered passenger cars were registered. This is an increase of 65 percent. In November, sales of passenger cars with alternative drives, although down overall, performed significantly better than the market as a whole. Due to the decline in sales of hybrids, around 101,000 new vehicles were registered, 1 percent fewer passenger cars with alternative drives than in the same month last year.
In the overall passenger car market, the balance is shifting toward alternative drive systems. In the first eleven months, they accounted for 42 percent of the total market. Pure gasoline engines accounted for 38 percent and pure diesels for 20 percent.
|+/- (%)||+/- (%)||Share of total car market|
|PHEV – Petrol||25,670||-5||271,637||89|
|PHEV – Diesel||2,227||-38||21,049||21|
|Electric Vehicles (total)||68,206||14||600,654||92||25|
|HEV – Petrol||21,732||-22||259,919||35|
|HEV – Diesel||9,620||-28||133,028||43|
|Alternative Drivetrains (total)||100,990||-1||1,005,686||65||42|