Germany remains not only Europe’s overall biggest car market, Germany also has some of the most
environment-conscious consumers in Europe. And yet, in total contradiction to the deep green message sent
out by German consumer groups, what latest car sales numbers are saying is that Germany’s comparatively
well off car buying public still remains not the least bit interested in the auto-industry’s forever growing lineup
of hybrids, plug-ins and pure electric cars
That is the main message of latest KBA figures
showing that just 2,273 hybrids took to German roads for the first time last month, adding up to less than
1 per cent of Germany’s November car market.
No less telling of today’s underlying demand for hybrids, some 1,488 of the industry’s total haul this November
were Toyota-Lexus models.
All other carmakers, including domestic champion Volkswagen, as well as prestige car makers
BMW, Mercedes, Audi and Porsche, shared the remaining 785 hybrids registered
as new that month...more
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