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Electric sales in Germany reached record levels in July 2020, with a market share of 11.4 percent of new registrations. A total of 16,798 units were registered as pure electric vehicles (BEVs), representing a share of 5.3 percent. Plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) rose to 19,119 vehicles (6.1%). With new electric vehicle registrations totaling 129,500 between January and July 2020, the previous year's level was already exceeded after seven months (see Fig. 1).

According to a current forecast by CAM, electric vehicle sales (BEV, PHEV) in Germany will rise to 250,000 passenger cars in the year as a whole. Compared with the previous year, this would be an increase of 230 percent. The market share of electric vehicles will rise to 8.9 percent. This is shown by the latest evaluations of the "Electromobility Report 2020" of the Center of Automotive Management (CAM) in Bergisch Gladbach, in which the market, sales and innovation trends of e-mobility are regularly balanced.

Overall, there is a clear recovery in the market as a whole. In July 2020, new registrations are only 5.4 percent below the same month last year. The decline in sales between January and July is now 30.1 percent. For the year as a whole, the CAM assumes 2.8 million new registrations, which corresponds to a market decline of 19 percent.

Study director Stefan Bratzel comments: "Electromobility in Germany is increasingly gaining momentum. Contrary to the overall registration trend, new registrations of e-vehicles are rising steadily. The German government's innovation premium, which has made e-vehicles more competitive in terms of price and is also increasing acceptance of e-mobility, is also making a major contribution to this. Plug-in hybrids, which contribute significantly to growth, can also make a positive climate or environmental contribution. To do so, however, they must be used in a "species-appropriate" manner, which includes, in particular, regular charging of the battery. The manufacturers and the federal government should ensure this in the interests of the environment through appropriate measures or regulations. "

Electromobility Report

The CAM Electromobility Report regularly analyzes the e-mobility market and the sales development of automotive manufacturers. The focus is on the core markets of China, the USA and the European Union. Among other things, taking into account key factors such as charging infrastructures, regulations, model ranges and the e-mobility strategies of the OEMs, various market ramp-up scenarios are drafted for 2025/2030. The report uses various methods and information sources, such as CAM AutomotiveINNOVATIONS and -PERFORMANCE databases, web research, and expert interviews, to provide decision-makers with reliable insights into electromobility.

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