16% of new car sales in Germany fully electric, 28% have a plug

It looks like the German auto market has bottomed out, having risen 3% in August, while plugins are also recovering. All-electric vehicle (VEB) sales rose 13% year-over-year (YoY) in August. There were 31,734 BEV registrations last month, representing 16% of the overall market. This time, plug-in hybrids (PHEV) also helped, posting their first positive month since September 2021, with a 2% increase. Is the announced end of incentives for PHEV towards the end of the year already showing its first signs? Either way, PHEVs had 24,673 registrations, or 12% of the total car market.

The plug-in vehicle share of 28% in August brought the year-to-date score to 28% (16% BEV). A 30 % result by the end of the year seems not only possible, but likely.

Tesla Model Y breaks its own record and wins in August

Thanks to a record 4,216 registrations, due to the ramp-up of production at Giga Berlin, the Tesla Model Y won the title of monthly bestseller in August, and September could see it reach the leading position on the market. entire German car market!

Another surprise emerged in 2nd place, with the Ford Kuga PHEV getting 2,220 deliveries, its best score in 14 months. This allowed the Ford model to leave the PHEV competition in the dust. The second in the category, the Audi Q3 PHEV, was only 10th, with about half of the Kuga PHEV registrations.

Other models had their chance to shine last month, with three models even breaking records. This includes the #6 Audi Q4 e-tron, which achieved 1,332 registrations, its second consecutive record performance. The sporty Cupra Born was No. 9, with a record 1,257 registrations, highlighting the recent production ramp-up of the Volkswagen Galaxy EV. At No. 11, the Hyundai Tucson PHEV also hits a record high – in this case, 1,134 registrations. This highlights the popularity of the striking compact crossover.

The second half of the table also saw other models shine, such as the case of the Opel Mokka EV #16, with 973 registrations. The Mercedes-Benz E300 PHEV joined the table, in #20, thanks to 878 entries, a celebration all its own and beating the competing German full-size Audi e-tron.

Outside the top 20, the highlights are the Mercedes-Benz EQC with 398 registrations, its best score in over a year, and the MG 5 station wagon having its first month of delivery in volume, 394 registrations.

Tesla Model Y now in 2nd and close to leader Fiat 500th

When it comes to the 2022 chart, the Fiat 500e retained the top spot, but the new Tesla Model Y runner-up is set to have another record month in September, so we can expect a change in direction next month. We can expect the mid-size crossover to reach the top spot in its new adoptive version tertland.

Elsewhere, the first position changes occur at No. 6, where the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross PHEV was up one position. Just behind, we have the Climber of the Month, the Volkswagen ID.4, which jumps to 7th place. The German crossover is surely looking to lock itself into the top 5 by the end of the year.

But it is in the second half of the table that we see the most change in position. The BMW i3 was in 11th place, while the future classic Beemer makes its last and sad swan song…. (Did I mention we’ll miss the i3?)

The Skoda Enyaq fell to 12th place, while the Audi e-tron, BMW 3 Series PHEV and Hyundai Ioniq 5 all benefited from the Renault Zoe’s fall into the abyss, each climbing one place In the picture.

Last on the table we have two fresh new faces. The Audi Q4 e-tron ended up at No. 19 and the Dacia Spring at No. 20, both contributing to the BEV tally. There are now 16 BEV models in the top 20, while PHEVs have been whittled down to just four representatives.

4 German brands lead plug-in vehicle sales in Germany

In the ranking of brands, Volkswagen (9.3%) has consolidated its leading position, while the second BMW (8.6%) is trying to move the Mercedes n°3 (8.5%) away from the silver medal. As the two premium brands lose ground and Volkswagen returns to its natural selfthe plugins market is approaching the global market and less premium heavy.

Audi (6.8%) remains in a comfortable 4th place and waits to see how much Mercedes and BMW will fall.

In the race for 5th place, Hyundai (5.5%) lost ground to Tesla (5.3%), with the American manufacturer expected to reclaim 5th position in September.

Looking at the rankings by OEM, the ranking remained the same. The Volkswagen group has its domestic market well in hand. It is followed at a distance by Stellantis, while BMW and Mercedes compete for 4th position.

The #5 Hyundai-Kia collaboration is sheltered from the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance in 6th.

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