A new study published by Center of Automotive Management (CAM) and pollsters YouGov – the Electric Car Market & Innovation Report 2021 – confirms Germany’s predominance in the European electric vehicle sector.
Germany is the world’s second-leading single electro-mobility market after China. Purely battery powered vehicles (BEVs) and plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) account for 19 percent of the European car market, with Germany in turn representing 30 percent of that total. Around half a million EVs were sold in Germany in the first three quarters of 2021, more than in Britain and France combined.
The new study comes after EVs surged to a record percentage of total automobile registrations in Germany.
The study ranked Tesla, which is in the process of opening a gigafactory just outside the German capital Berlin, the most innovative EV manufacturer in terms of both real strength and perception. BMW, Audi, Mercedes and Volkswagen also did well in that category. Tesla also led the list of global EV sales, with VW placing fourth and BMW fifth.