Open the Floodgates! Record Electric Car Sales Month in Germany — 22% of New Cars Fully Electric


The German car market seems to have bottomed out and is back on a growth trajectory. Sales in November increased by a staggering 31%. That said, it’s still not enough to pull the year-to-date (YTD) numbers out of the red (-2% y/y). Much of this growth can be attributed to plug-ins, with full electric vehicle (BEV) sales up 44% year-over-year (YoY). With 57,588 BEV registrations last month, this is a new record and coincidentally accounts for 22% of the total market. On the other hand, plug-in hybrids (PHEV) he increased by 61%. Those numbers are expected to rise further in his December. With PHEVs no longer eligible for EV incentives next year and BEVs with reduced subsidies, there should be a sales rush in December. In any case, his November registrations for PHEVs were his 44,539, another record month for the category and his 17% share of the overall automotive market.

A 39% plug-in vehicle share in November brings the year-to-date score to 29% (16% BEV).Ah 30% (or 31%?) Results by the end of the year seem not only possible, but likely.

Germany’s best-selling plug-in cars 20 – November 2022

The German plugin market is known for surprises, and November brought another surprise. If the Tesla model that won the German plug-in market doesn’t come up, German crossover body It’s a Tesla Model Y Chinese midsize sedan Tesla Model 3, now it’s something worth reflecting on.

The Model 3’s 6,811 units represented the best off-peak performance ever for a sedan in Germany, placing it third in the overall German market. This was an unexpected performance. in vogue Model Y remained in fourth place with 3,867 units, behind the Fiat 500e in third place and the Ford Kuga PHEV in second place.

This unique action of two Tesla nameplates represents the current moment in the German EV market. Due to the change in incentives, the last month of the year saw a sales rush not only from real private buyers, but also from pre-registrants. This benefits his OEMs and models that are not subject to production constraints. Also, the Model 3 is in less demand than the Model Y globally, so Tesla could offer more Model 3 units than Model Y units to meet this peak demand in Germany. (And pre-registration peak?) of model 3.

This is a record month, and for the reasons mentioned above, there are 12 models in this top 20, achieving record results. One of the highlights is the #2 Ford Kuga PHEV (4,649 registrations). Dearborn is squeezing everything it can out of its plug-in hybrid crossovers before the subsidy ends. Another was the Fiat 500e, which finished the month in his third place with 3,904 registrations. This contributed to his 57% of all Fiat model sales in November and was a new all-time high for the little Italian. This allowed the Italian model to finish the month in his second place overall in the car market.

Also, something of a surprise is the fact that the Tesla Model Y, which ranked 4th in the plug-in market, was also 7th in the overall market. So the overall top 10 included him 4 plug-in models.

Will the majority of plug-in models make it into the overall top 10 for December?

The top half of the table featured three more record performances, with the Dacia Spring 9th with 2,035 registrations, the stylish Opel Mokka EV with 2,031 registrations and the sporty Cupra Bone 7th with a record 2,089 registrations. . .

This last result represents a recent increase in production of the MEB family, just in time for the current surge in sales. Not only did the Spanish EV achieve record results, but its premium sibling the Audi Q4 e-tron also achieved record results, achieving 1,498 registrations. The sporty Volkswagen ID.5 records a record 774 registrations, the long-awaited VW ID.BUZZ records its first volume month (642 registrations), the Audi e-tron (!) and the Porsche Taycan (!!!) also participated in incentives. -Derived Surge — Record results from both high-end models. The big Audi reached its 1,486th registration last month just before the end of production. ice school Porsche EV achieved 886 registrations in November.

As for the VW ID.3 and VW ID.4, which finished fifth and sixth respectively, they have yet to impress in their home markets, but it is true that they are on the right track. The hatchback model recorded his 3,619 registrations, the best result since September 2021. Meanwhile, the crossover model records his second best result to date with his 2,097 registrations behind his 2,300 reached in December 2020 when the ID.4 just launched. Did. Does this mean the two models will finally get their destiny in 2023?

Other models also achieved record results in the second half of the table, including the Mercedes A-Series PHEV in 11th place (2,009 units) and the VW Tiguan PHEV in 13th place (1,747 units). of PHEV incentives.

But there were also record-breaking BEVs, like the #14 Renault Megane EV. crossover hatchback We recorded 1,728 registrations, breaking records for the second time in a row. The French brand hopes to replicate at least some of the success Renault Zoe once achieved on the other side of the Rhine. The stylish Polestar 2 saw him finish the month in 15th place thanks to his 1,669 registrations. This is also his second consecutive record.Even Hyundai could allocate more Ioniq 5s to Germany, an attractive retro XXL hatchback It finished the month in 20th place with a record 1,475 units.

Beyond the Top 20, there’s a lot more to talk about. While BMW pushed sales of his PHEVs in the conventional 3 Series (a record 1,451 units) and 5 Series (a record 1,049 units), his BEV models are expected to benefit from the current surge in sales. was not possible. The i4 liftback finished with just 359 registrations and his flagship iX finished with 429 registrations. Yes its low.

At the same time, rival Mercedes Ignition on all cylinders Charges at full speed with some record performance. In addition to the aforementioned A-Series record results, others such as the new C-Series PHEV (1,143 registrations), GLE PHEV (1,078 registrations), and all electric EQA (1,155 registrations) and EQB. Four models scored record scores. (777 registrations). 869 registered B-series PHEV compact MPVs! (Unfortunately, compact MPVs are a dying breed in Europe, so it’s good news that representatives of this category achieve record results.)

heck, even veteran The smart fortwo EV showed signs of life by setting a new year record with 1,434 registrations and a reminder that small two-seaters still exist.

Stellantis also takes productivity to the next level. In addition to the aforementioned record result of the Opel Mokka EV, Opel celebrated 943 registrations of the compact Corsa EV, compact Astra PHEV (833 registrations) and crossover Grandland PHEV (910 registrations). also achieved record performance. In addition to the German brand’s good performance, Stellantis was helped by record results for France’s Peugeot e-208 EV (1,154 units) and Jeep’s Compass PHEV (1,286 units) for the year’s best results.

Finally, Mazda increased its CX-60 PHEV model to 1,154 units, setting a new Japanese SUV record. (Imagine Mazda beating Toyota in the plug-in hybrid race!…)

Germany’s best-selling plug-in cars 20 – Jan-Nov 2022

We had a lot to talk about when it came to our 2022 table. The Model Y is still unbeatable in his No. 1 spot, but hats off to Tesla in November, the Model 3 surged from his No. 4 spot to his No. 2 spot thanks to the sedan’s stellar performance last month. . Year. into German. Well, let it sink in….

Elsewhere, the Volkswagen Group continued to recover from the slump of the first half. The VW ID.3 moved him up two places to 5th and the full-size Audi e-tron moved him up to 11th. Even with the new name of the Audi Q8 e-tron, this is impressive performance considering the big Audi will soon undergo major changes.

Further below, the veteran VW e-Up moves up three places to 12th, while the stylish Audi Q4 e-tron rises to 17th. When it comes to MEB platform models, add all four MEB models (VW ID.3, VW ID.4, Skoda Enyaq, Audi Q4 e-tron) included in this top 20, and the MEB family of models manages to outperform. increase. Top two volumes for Tesla Model 3 and Model Y. And Cupra Bone, VW ID.5 and VW ID.BUZZ remained on the alternate bench….

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 moves up two positions from its record month to number 10, with two Hyundais in the top 10. Tesla and Volkswagen were the only other brands to have two models in the top half.

Later in the table, the big climber was the Dacia Spring, jumping from 20th to 16th. The Romanian model could have moved up a few more positions in the final stages of the race.

The BMW 3 Series PHEV also climbed to 15th place thanks to the current surge in PHEV sales, while the slowing Renault Zoe (646 registrations last month) was pushed out of the top 20 by the Opel Mokka EV. rice field. Top 20 representative.

#19 BMW i3 EV heavennext month should bring (at least) another new player to the table.

Top EV Selling Brands — Jan-Nov 2022

In the brand rankings, Volkswagen (11%, up 0.3%) consolidated its leadership position, Mercedes (10.2%, up from 10%) secured the runner-up position, and its biggest rival BMW (8.6%, up 0.3%). (down from 9.1%). With Volkswagen in a natural position and Mercedes in his second place, the plug-in market is pretty much in line with the overall market (#1 Volkswagen, #2 Mercedes, #3 Audi, #4 BMW).

Leaving the podium, Tesla (8%, up from 7.4%) consolidates its fourth-place position and could even push BMW out of last place on the podium in December.

Fifth-placed Audi (7.4%) remains stable, far behind sixth-placed Hyundai (5.9%) too far behind to pose a threat.

Top EV Sales OEMs — Jan-Nov 2022

Looking at the ranking by OEM, the ranking remains unchanged. The Volkswagen Group (27.2%, +0.3%) has a good grip on the domestic market. Stellantis (13%, up 12.7%) followed at a distance, with third-placed Mercedes (11.7%, up 0.1%) leading the way to fourth-placed BMW Group (10.5%, down from 11%). . Win a bronze medal for 2022.

Despite a slight decline, fifth-placed Hyundai Kia Joint (9.8%, down from 10%) is safe from both Tesla and the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, each with an 8% share.


 


 


 

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