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

Mai January - Mai
+/- (%) +/- (%) Share of total car market
BEV 26,786 380 115,296 219
PHEV including: 27,222 303 132,257 241
PHEV - Petrol 25,944 322 121,820 252
PHEV - Diesel 1,278 111 10,432 151
FCEV 34 31 210 94
Electric Vehicles (total) 54,042 377 247,763 230 22
HEV including: 37,145 131 175,577 95
HEV - Petrol 23,547 117 109,750 86
HEV - Diesel 13,597 160 65,825 111
CNG 516 37 2,121 -24
LPG 618 209 2,947 419
Alternative Drivetrains (total) 92,321 218 428,408 154 38,4
Petrol 86,855 1 428,512 -15 38.4
Diesel 51,456 -3 259,814 -18 23.3

Source: KBA, VDIK

2020 2019
Number Change(%) Int. manufacturers (VDIK, %) Number Change(%) Int. manufacturers (VDIK, %)
BEV 194.163 207 40 63.281 75,5 33
PHEV 200.468 342 26 45.348 44,2 32
FCEV 308 48 100 208 37,7 99
Electric vehicles (total) 394.939 263 33 108.837 60,9 33
Hybrids 327.394 69 45 193.901 96,2 39
CNG 7.159 -6 77 7.623 -29,4 57
LPG 6.543 -10 98 7.256 55,6 95
Alternative drivetrains (total) 736.035 132 39 317.617 74,6 39

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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