Alternative drivetrains (market)

Alternative propulsion systems are the key to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in transport. International manufacturers offer the entire range of low-emission vehicles. These include battery electric cars, plug-in hybrids, fuel cell vehicles, hybrids without connectors and also gas vehicles (CNG, LNG, LPG).

Passenger cars with alternative drive systems

September January – September
Change (%) Change (%) Share of total market Int. manufacturers (VDIK, %)
BEV 21,188 260 98,369 105 38
PHEV 20,127 464 105,882 300 26
FCEV 38 443 240 59 100
Electric vehicles (total) 41,353 337 204,491 174 10.0 32
HEV 33,909 121 206,040 51 45
CNG 606 18 5,750 10 77
LPG 809 176 3,274 -53 98
Alternative drivetrains (total) 76,677 199 419,555 88 20.5 39
2019 2018
Number Change(%) Int. manufacturers (VDIK, %) Number Change(%) Int. manufacturers (VDIK, %)
BEV 63.281 75,5 33,3 36.062 43,9 41,0
PHEV 45.348 44,2 32,1 31.442 6,8 9,0
FCEV 208 37,7 99 151 25,8 65,6
Electric vehicles (total) 108.837 60,9 32,9 67.635 23,8 26,2
Hybrids 193.901 96,2 38,9 98.815 78,9 54,1
CNG 7.623 -29,4 57,2 10.804 190,2 50,5
LPG 7.256 55,6 95,2 4.663 6,0 50,5
Alternative drivetrains (total) 317.617 74,6 38,6 181.787 54,2 44,0

Glossary

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
Elektrofahrzeuge: BEV, PHEV und FCEV
HEV, Hybrid ohne Stecker bzw. nicht aufladbar, engl.: Hybrid Electric Vehicle
CNG, Gasförmiges Erdgas, engl: Compressed Natural Gas
LPG, Flüssiggas bzw. Autogas, engl: Liquified Petroleum Gas

Source: Federal Motor Transport Authority, VDIK

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