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One in five new cars is an e-vehicle

In Germany, 40,185 electric vehicles were newly registered in February. The year-on-year increase was 143 percent. New registrations of purely battery-powered electric cars (BEVs) were 18,278 units (up 124 percent). In addition, 21,879 plug-in hybrids were registered (up 162 percent), according to the Federal Motor Transport Authority. At 21 percent, the share of electric vehicles in the overall market in the first two months was three times higher than in the same month last year (7 percent).

Reinhard Zirpel, President of the Association of International Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (VDIK) emphasized: “The demand for e-vehicles has remained stable at a high level during the first two months of the year. More than one in five new cars was an electric vehicle in February. According to our forecast, more than 600,000 battery electric cars and plug-in hybrids could be newly registered in the current year.”

The VDIK regularly updates the list of electric vehicles from international manufacturers. The VDIK member companies currently offer around 100 electric models (passenger cars and commercial vehicle models) that customers can order in Germany. The VDIK electric list can be accessed here.

Demand for vehicles with alternative drives increased overall in February. There were 71,672 new electric cars, hybrids with and without plugs, mild hybrids (48 volts) and gas-powered passenger cars registered. The year-over-year increase is 84 percent. Overall, cars with alternative powertrains increased their share of the total market to just under 37 percent in the January-February period, up from 16 percent in the same period last year.

February January – February
+/- (%) +/- (%) Share of total car market
BEV 18,278 124 34,593 121 9.5
PHEV
including:
21,879 162 42,467 150 11.7
PHEV – Petrol 19,968 174 38,318 156
PHEV – Diesel 1,910 82 4,147 104
FCEV 28 22 36 3 00.1
Electric Vehicles (total) 40,185 143 77,096 136 21.0
HEV
including:
30,824 42 55,685 27 15.3
HEV – Petrol 19,019 30 33,648 17
HEV – Diesel 11,805 69 22,037 47
CNG 376 -50 635 -61 0.2
LPG 287 486 627 560 0.2
Alternative Drivetrains (total) 71,672 84 134,043 71 36.8
Petrol 73,357 -41 136,411 -46 37.5
Diesel 49,318 -35 93,645 -40 25.7

 

Glossar

Elektrofahrzeuge: BEV, PHEV und FCEV
BEV, Batterieelektrisches Fahrzeug, engl: Battery Electric Vehicle
PHEV, Plug-In-Hybrid, engl: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
FCEV, Brennstoffzellenfahrzeug / Wasserstofffahrzeug, engl.: Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle
HEV, Hybride ohne Stecker bzw. nicht aufladbar, engl.: Hybrid Electric Vehicle
CNG, Gasf├Ârmiges Erdgas, engl: Compressed Natural Gas
LPG, Fl├╝ssiggas bzw. Autogas, engl: Liquified Petroleum Gas