Germany is in the spotlight of the automotive industry as the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show is coming to an end. While we are sorting through vehicle registration data, we decided to take a look at the top-selling electric vehicles in Germany. Unsurprisingly, the BMW i3 is the best-selling all-electric vehicle in its home turf, but sales are down 27% year over year while Tesla’s Model S is gaining market shares by growing sales 84% based on registration data.
From January to August 2014, Tesla delivered 520 cars in the country, but during the same period in 2015, it delivered 958 Model S’s. Tesla is still a long way from its initial goal of selling 1,000 cars per month in the country, but looking at the data, the company is growing steadily:
On the other hand, BMW i3 sales have been steadily dropping since reaching their highest point in early 2014:
Fortunately, even though BMW didn’t unveil or announce any new all-electric ‘i’ vehicle at the Frankfurt Auto Show, the company did reiterate its commitment to all-electric vehicles and said its was in the “final stages of consideration” to introduce new EVs by expanding its “i” lineup. In the meantime, they did unveil two new plug-in hybrids: BMW 225xe and BMW 330e.
As for Tesla, CEO Elon Musk will be in Germany tomorrow to meet with Sigmar Gabriel, German Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy. You can expect Musk to discuss the company’s future plans in the country for the Model S, the upcoming Model X and even the Powerwall which will be introduced in Germany as part of the first few markets to get access to Tesla’s line of stationary energy storage products.
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