All-electric vehicle sales increased by 47% in May in Germany this year

New passenger car registrations in Germany jumped 19% year on year in May to 246,966. In the first five months of 2023, 1,116,731 new cars were registered (a 10% increase year on year).

In May, plug-in electric car registrations were 56,583 (an increase of 8% year on year), accounting for about 23% of the total volume (up from more than 25% a year ago). This slower pace of growth (in comparison to the overall market) is due to the plug-in hybrid car segment, which continues to fall – by 41% year on year in May to 13,803 units.

All-electric car registrations, on the other hand, considerably surpass the general market, reaching 42,780 units last month (up 47 percent year over year) and 17.3 percent market share (up from 14.1 percent a year ago).

New registrations for electric vehicles:

BEVs: 42,780, representing a 47% increase and a 17.3% market share.
PHEVs: 13,803 – a 41% drop to 5.6% market share.
Total: 56,583 – an 8.0% increase at 22.9% market share
Registration of plug-in electric vehicles in Germany – May 2023
More than 230,000 passenger plug-in electric cars have been registered in Germany so far this year, a 7% decrease from last year.

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