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

December January - December
Change (%) Change (%) Share of total market Int. manufacturers (VDIK, %)
BEV 43,671 660 194,163 207 - 40
PHEV 39,107 601 200,468 342 - 26
FCEV 22 -31 308 48 - 100
Electric vehicles (total) 82,800 629 394,939 263 14.0 33
HEV 42,001 133 327,394 69 - 45
CNG 315 -57 7,159 -6 - 77
LPG 1,404 1,347 6,543 -10 - 98
Alternative drivetrains (total) 126,520 319 736,035 132 25.0 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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