New electric car registrations March 2022 | MOTOR AND SPORTS CAR

In March, too, Elon Musk’s models stand alone at the top of new electronic records. Tesla has a key advantage: ability to deliver.

It would be interesting what figures we could announce here if every prospective buyer got their dream car as quickly as possible. But the sources of global problems and their impact on the production of parts and vehicles are causing new registrations to continue to collapse. Delivery times of more than a year are currently the norm, especially for electric cars that are currently in high demand. With one exception: Tesla is undauntedly launching new Model 3s and Model Ys on the German market, while local automakers are complaining about production losses.

Specifically, 241,330 passenger cars were registered for the first time in Germany in March 2022. The share of electric cars (34,474 vehicles) represents 14.3 percent and is therefore roughly at the level of the previous month. Compared to March 2021, this means an increase in new electronic registrations of 14.5 percent.

While Tesla confidently placed the Model Y in second place and the Model 3 in first place in the registration tables, as in the previous month, the national challengers are yet to get going. The VW ID.3 slips down the table significantly, the ID.4 at least managing to get results in just under four digits. Even the Skoda Enyaq edged out its groupmates by a hair in March, which was probably originally planned differently at Wolfsburg.

The 20 best electric cars in March 2022

Top electric car registrations March 20, 2022

model series March 2022 Jan-Mar 2022
Vauxhall CORSA E 529 2,282
Kia E NIRO 533 1,393
pole star 2 565 1,100
Nissan LEAF 578 1,139
VW ID.3 681 2,646
Hyundai IONIQ5 723 2,625
Renault TWINGO E 771 2,245
Audi Q4 E-TRON 790 2,074
FORFOUR Smart Equalizer 849 1,639
FORTWO Smart Equalizer 945 2,660
VW ID.4, ID.5 1,026 2,955
Skoda ENYAQ 1,027 2,593
Mini COOPER SE 1,050 2,633
Audi E-TRON 1,113 2,405
renault-zoe 1,468 3,393
hyundai kona 1,588 3,905
bmw i3 1,794 3,550
fiat 500e 1,991 4,644
Tesla MODEL Y 2,529 4,925
Tesla MODEL 3 5,516 9,483

Newcomer of the month hails from Swabia and crosses the finish line in 50th place: Mercedes is sending the first officially approved EQE sedan on the road, while relatives of the EQS platform are already settling into the middle of the pack .

Two veteran specimens, for their part, begin their second spring in March. The Nissan Leaf enters the top 20 for new electric car registrations with a significant increase compared to the previous month. And the BMW I3, whose premature end to the summer has already been decided, even ranks fourth overall, bringing twice as many new registrations as in February.

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Commerce and customers complain about delivery difficulties, which are also altering the figures for electric cars. There could easily be two or three times the number of electronic models in the registration figures if manufacturers could deliver. At the moment, this is an invitation to Tesla to consolidate market leadership in Germany. The American automaker was able to provide 14,408 Model Ys and Model 3s with German license plates in the first three months. However, thanks to cheating customers selling their cars abroad after a few months thanks to German incentives, not everyone stays on the road with us. The effects of the huge Model 3 price increase and the resulting lower financing are not yet apparent.


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