Sales record: Germans bought 3,792 electric cars in March
The German KBA has issued the latest sales date for electric and hybrid cars and March has broken the record in every respect. 3,792 electric cars were sold in Germany in that month alone, more than in any other month and 73.1% more than in February.
Hybrid cars registered similar growth with 10,784 having found new homes in March, up 45.4% compared to the same month last year. Among those are 3,018 plug-in hybrids, an increase of 31.9%.
Overall, sales of PEV in Germany stand at 57,549 units according to the German Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Control (BAFA) responsible to register the plug-in grant called Umweltbonus in German. 33,318 people asked for support to buy an all-electric car with another 24,214 opting for a PHEV. Fuel cell vehicles do not play a role in the minds of German buyers as to date only 17 were sold.
kba.de (in German)
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