14% of New Car Sales in Germany Are All Electric and 26% Have Chips

With various disruptions affecting this, the overall German automotive market is still in the red. The market fell 13% year-on-year last month. However, all this doom and gloom seems to affect the addons differently. All-electric vehicle (BEV) sales increased 13% YoY in July. There were 28,815 BEV registrations last month, representing 14% of the total market. On the other hand, plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) have been realized. worse more than the general market (-21%). Consumers may begin to distance themselves from them. The latter had 23,712 registrations, or 11.5% of the total automobile market.

The 26% share of add-on vehicles in June kept the year-to-date score at 25% (14% BEV). A 25-30% result by the end of the year not only seems possible, but most probably.

Fiat 500e Tops Electric Vehicle Sales in Germany (Again)

Another month, another win for the little Italian. As in June, the electric Fiat took the 1st place in July, thanks to 2,170 registrations. Over 700 units over the second VW ID.4 was quite a distance.

Despite not earning its best-selling title, the German crossover took a Volkswagen charge to the top spot. Three Volkswagen models entered the top 5. Alongside ID.4’s 2nd place, ID.3 finished 4th and the small e-Up 5th, with only two places left to compete. The remaining two spots were filled by Stellantis. #3 Opel Corsa EV completes the lead of the Fiat 500e.

Interestingly, another small car occupied the 6th place, with the tiny BMW i3 now fast-tracking its final laps. home paradise. It was also the only BMW in the top 20, which raises two questions:

  1. Doesn’t the i3 retire too early?
  2. Who will take its place on the bestseller list? The iX is too expensive and is outsold by the Audi e-tron, the i4 is not in motion and the iX3 … so let’s not even go there.

Other models had the opportunity to shine last month, such as the Hyundai Ioniq 5, which finished 7th with 1,233 records last month, and was the best of the year. We still have two models with record points in the first half of the chart, an unusual feat considering we’re still in the holiday season. The #8 Audi Q4 e-tron received a record 1,193 registrations, highlighting the recent production increase at Volkswagen. EV galaxy. And in #10 is the record-breaking Opel Mokka EV, with 1,173 records underscoring Opel’s current peak form (… imagine that a few years ago…).

Record scores were also seen in the second half of the table, with the Hyundai Tucson PHEV (1,025 units) and the sporty Cupra Born (1,012 units) scoring their best ever. The Spaniard has benefited from increased production output, which can also be said for the Tesla Model Y – as the Berlin factory increases production, it becomes less dependent on Made in China units and thus avoids the deep valleys of the former. months of the quarter. The Model Y took delivery of 1,035 units last July, which was by far the best result of the quarter on German soil. We can expect record performance from Tesla’s crossover next September. The question is: how high will it be?

Last month, the Volkswagen Group had 9 representatives in the first 20 of July. Or if we add the number 21 VW Tiguan PHEV (818 units, a new record) to the tally, there were ten in the top 21. Not bad, Volkswagen, not bad….

Highlights outside the top 20 are the Ford Mustang Mach-E and Stellantis, which delivered record 549 deliveries, with positive performances from the Peugeot stable. The tiny Peugeot e-208 (748 registrations) is close to breaking into the top 20, while the e-2008 crossover had its best result of the year with 546 deliveries last month.

Finally, there is the 752 registered Renault Megane EV. The French hatchback was already Renault’s best-selling electric car in Germany.

Fiat 500e, A Strong Ahead in 1st Place After 7 Months

Regarding the 2022 chart, the Fiat 500e had a significant advantage over the second Tesla Model 3, mostly thanks to the city car’s performance last month, but it also took advantage of Tesla’s usual slowness in the first month of the quarter. With the Italian EV now having a 2,500-unit advantage over the US sedan, the cute Fiat gets a worthy head start that could prove crucial throughout the year.

With the tiny Italian EV now comfortably numbered 1 in the German add-on market, Stellantis finds itself leading the best-selling models lists in both Germany and France.

We need to go down to the second half of the chart to see the position changes. Climber of the Month was the VW e-Up, which rose 5 places to 11th place in the table, and just below it is the BMW i3, which rose to 12th place.

At the bottom of the table, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 moved up two places to 17th place, while the Audi A3 PHEV replaced the 20th-placed Mercedes GLC PHEV. The Audi Q4 e-tron was just two units behind its younger sibling at number 21, so PHEVs are only four Representatives are in the top 20 next month.

4 German Brands Leading Add-on Vehicle Sales in Germany

In the brand rankings, a rising Volkswagen (from 9.6% to 10.3%) is the previous leader, BMW (10% to 9.9%) and the second previous Mercedes (9.8%). to 9.3%). While the Premium brands are losing ground, Volkswagen is returning to its former position. natural selfthe plugin market is getting closer to match the general market and less premium-heavy.

Audi (7.7%) stayed in a comfortable 4th place and is waiting to see how far Mercedes and BMW will drop. We may soon see the four-ring automaker competing for a place on the podium.

In its 5th-place race, Hyundai (up from 6.1% to 6.3%) gained ground at Tesla (5.4%), but the US automaker should recover in September and may surpass the Korean brand by then.

Looking at the OEM rank, the rank remained the same. Volkswagen Group dominated the domestic market well, increasing its market share by 0.9 points to 26.9%. Following him from afar, Stellantis increased by 0.1 points to 13.8% thanks to their strong performance, allowing them to cover slightly more distance than the falling Mercedes-Benz Group (down 11.5%, 0.7 points). Despite losing its share (-0.1%), Mercedes also outpaced the BMW Group (11.9%) last month.

The #5 Hyundai-Kia collaboration (up from 10% to 10.4%) had a good month and ranks 6th with 8.6% share from the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance.

Check out last month’s German EV sales report: 26% of New Car Sales in Germany Have Plugs, 14% Are All-Electric.


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