The whole German automobile market, which has been affected by a number of disruptions, is still in the red, with last month’s market falling 11% year over year. And it appears that all this doom and gloom has finally reached EVs, as sales of full electric cars (BEVs) fell by 4% year over year in June (YoY). In the past month, there were 32,234 BEV registrations, or 14.4% of the market. PHEVs (plug-in hybrid electric vehicles) underperformed the market (-16 percent ). Perhaps customers are beginning to turn away from them. 26.203 registrations, or 11.7% of the market, were made by the latter.
With June’s 26 percent share of plugin vehicles, the year-to-date score dropped to 25%. (14 percent BEV). By year’s end, a 2530 percent result seems both feasible and realistic.
Germany’s top-selling EV is the FIAT 500E. The EV sales race has a new winner every month. Following the Ford Kuga PHEV (Euro-spec Ford Escape PHEV) in May, the Fiat 500e claimed the top seller award this month thanks to a record 2,973 registrations.
Expect better results from the Tesla Model Y in the second half of the year, as the Giga Berlin manufacturing ramp-up is further along. It came in second place with 2,144 units.
Below the Ford Kuga PHEV on the podium, we have another surprise: the little VW e-Up is back in action with 1,765 registrations. Similar remarks might be made regarding the #6 VW ID.3, which had 1,620 registrations and achieved its highest rating in the previous nine months. Could this indicate a comeback for VW? Expect the German brand to perform better in the second half of the year than it did in the first, that much is clear. That’s not that difficult, then, is it?
Other models also had a chance to shine, with the Mini Cooper EV coming in at number 13 with 1,093 registrations last month. The Hyundai Tucson PHEV is ranked #17 and received a record 937 registrations. Below it, in position #18, we celebrate the return of the VW Golf PHEV (are they still selling this?!?! Apparently). 925 people registered for the outdated Golf PHEV.
This meant that 9 members of the Volkswagen Group were among the top 20 in June. Not bad at all, Volkswagen.
The Cupra Born, which had a record 888 deliveries and further emphasized Volkswagen Group’s successful month, is one of the highlights outside the top 20. With 864 registrations, the Renault Megane EV sits immediately below it and is off to a strong start in what was the German hatchback’s first busy month.
In addition, Stellantis has two other vehicles vying for the top spot: the sleek Opel Mokka EV crossover registered 810 registrations, while the Peugeot e-208 EV (810 units) finished less than 100 units behind the #20 Hyundai Ioniq 5.
Finally, the Tesla Model 3 only received 764 registrations, probably due to Giga Shanghai’s allotment restrictions. Regardless, the Model 3 should start to lose part of its charge now, which will help the Model Y, its German-made twin.
The Fiat 500e has surpassed the Tesla Model 3 in the top of the 2022 table, largely because to the city cars’ record-breaking performance last month.
Stellantis is currently ranked first on the best-selling models lists in 4 of the major European automotive markets, with the little Italian EV currently ruling the German plugin market (Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Italy, and Spain). In addition to the Fiat 500e being in first place in Germany, it is followed by the Peugeot e-208 in second place in France, the Jeep Compass in first place in Italy (with the Jeep Renegade PHEV in second place and the Fiat 500e in third place, making a 100% Stellantis podium), and the Peugeot 3008 PHEV leading all other plug-in hybrid models in Spain.
The international corporation has put on an impressive performance, which is made even more impressive when we realize that it is coming from four different models, demonstrating the breadth of their product line. This should cause some concern at the Volkswagen corporate office. After all, VW was supposed to dominate Europe.
Returning to the Germany table, in addition to the Fiat 500e, other vehicles were moving up the list, such as the Tesla Model Y, which climbed to position 6. In the second half of the year, the midsizer is anticipated to advance even further (to the top spot?).
The Opel Corsa EV, which is still in the top half of the list, moved up two spots to eighth and was named the best-selling domestic EV. Opel may not be the first brand that comes to mind when we think of German automakers, and the Corsa EV is manufactured in Spain, but for all intents and purposes, it is a product of a German company, therefore it is deserving of this designation. Additionally, the fact that it won the title while only placing eighth says a lot about how poorly German automakers are currently performing in their home market.
The Climbers of the Month hailed from Volkswagen’s stable, so don’t worry; they’re on the case to save German pride. The veteran VW e-Up rose four spots to #16 while the VW ID.3 climbed six spots to #10. In the second half of the year, the small EV is anticipated to surpass the Opel Corsa EV.
An allusion is made to the Audi e-tron moving up to position #14. Two cars from the BMW Group were added to the list. The BMW 330e ranked thirteen. (But wait, where’s the BMW i4? (Are you still asleep?) Thus, the 330e regained its position as the best-selling model in the OEM portfolio. Additionally, the Mini Cooper EV is now ranked #18.
Finally, with the Mercedes GLC PHEV dropping to #20, there may soon just be four PHEVs left in the top 20.
Mercedes-Benz, which had previously led the brand rating (9.8%, down from 10.5 percent), was dethroned by BMW as the market leader in its own country (10 percent ). That’s despite the fact that BMW’s share decreased last month, falling to 10.4%. The good news is that Mercedes-Benz experienced a significantly larger decline.
All of this is done to increase Volkswagen’s profits (9.6 percent , up from 8.9 percent ). Volkswagen is now in third place but might overtake the top spot as early as next month. Audi (7.7% percent), which holds a solid fourth spot, is followed by Volkswagen.
Due to consistent performance across its lineup, Hyundai (6.1 percent) overtook Tesla (6.0 percent) in the competition for fifth place. Yes, that still applies to June.
When looking at the OEM rankings, the positions stayed the same. The Volkswagen Group now holds a 26 percent share in the domestic market after growing its market share by 0.9 points. Stellantis, which gained ground on dropping Mercedes-Benz Group by increasing 0.4 percentage points to 13.7 percent thanks to good results across the board, is far behind at a distance (12.2 percent , down 1.1 points).
BMW Group is in fourth place with 12 percent of the market, while the #5 HyundaiKia joint venture is still protected from a burgeoning RenaultNissanMitsubishi Alliance, which is in sixth place with 8.6 percent of the market.
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