EV Share of New Cars in Germany Increases
More and more electric vehicles were among the newly registered cars in Germany in Q1 2022. According to the government motor transport authority KBA, EVs accounted for 44.5 percent of new cars – 18 percent higher than over the same period in 2021.The percentage of purely battery electric vehicles (BEVS) reached 13.4 – a 35 percent increase over a year ago.
51 percent of new electric vehicles were built by German carmakers. Audi, BMW and Mercedes all reported significant rises in EVs. Numbers for Volkswagen and Porsche dropped amidst supply chain disruptions caused by Russia’s attack on Ukraine, which led to the temporary shutdown of VW’s EV-oriented plant in Zwickau.
Car buyers in Germany currently enjoy state-sponsored rebates of up to EUR 9000 for the purchase of BEVs and EUR 6750 for plug-in hybrids.