47 percent of all newly registered cars in Germany have an alternative drive. The proportion of purely electric cars continues to grow, albeit more slowly than before. Especially with a German small car brand, Stromer are massively on the rise.

2022 ends with another success for e-cars and other alternative drive types. In the first eleven months of this year, 12.1 percent more cars with alternative drives were registered than in the same period in 2021. As reported by the Federal Motor Transport Authority, the proportion of electric, plug-in hybrid, hybrid, gas and fuel cell vehicles accounted for almost half (47.1 percent) of all new registrations.

More than a quarter (28.2 percent) were cars with an electric drive (BEV, plug-in, fuel cell). This is an increase of 12.4 percent. Purely battery-electric cars increased by 22.7 percent to a 15.7 percent registration share and thus accounted for more than every sixth new car sold in Germany.

Audi has the largest share of alternatively powered vehicles in its own new registrations at 69.2 percent, ahead of BMW (65.3 percent), Mercedes-Benz (50.4 percent), Ford (49.3 percent), Mini (33.7 percent). ) and Opel (21.4%). At Volkswagen, it is every fifth new car (19.2 percent).

In terms of numbers, the VW brand remains the market leader for new BEV registrations with almost 46,500 electric cars. However, 48.4 percent of all newly registered passenger cars with alternative drives came from foreign manufacturers in the past few months, and when it comes to purely electric cars, imported brands show a minimal predominance. “Tesla continued to lead the import brands with a share of 100 percent and 52,462 electric (BEV) cars as the brand with the highest share and volume,” according to the KBA.

However, it is noteworthy that the purely electric share of 15.7 percent still has to increase sharply in order to comply with the EU ban on all new cars without a purely electric drive, which will come into force by 2035 at the latest. Because all hybrid vehicles as well as gas-powered vehicles will be banned in just under 12 years, as will diesel and petrol engines.


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