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Germany set new plug-in car sales records in October, registering 2,717 units. That's 119% more than one year ago.
Moreover, the growth comes from both BEVs, which have 1,686registrations (100% up) and doubled its market share from 0.3 to 0.6%, as well as from PHEVs.
1,031 plug-in hybrids registered is even faster growth of 156%year-over-year and another 0.3% market share.
What's happening that has Germany reachin 0.9% total market share for new plug-ins?
The answer is: Kia Soul EV. The Germans just love the Soul's rounded shape… maybe.
980 Kia Soul EV registrations in Germany in October alone is nearly 60% of all BEVs.
It seems at least Germany is the European hub for Kia Soul EV deliveries - we suspect many of these sales originate from other regions, but are registered from the OEM out of Germany.
The Renault ZOE also spiked nicely with 243 registrations. Tesla Model S improved to 121, while BMW saw more than 112 all-electric i3s out of a total of 201 i3s (BEV & REx).
That's all the major models and brands above the mark of 100 registrations.
Disclosure: I am/we are long TRRXF, ILHMF.