Germany - On the Road and Deployments

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On the road

The vehicle stock in Germany has reached 50.9 million units at 1st January 2011, which is an increase of 1.4% compared to the national fleet size at the start of 2010. This includes 42.3 million passenger cars, 4.8 million commercial vehicles and 3.8 million powered two-wheelers.

Vehicle fleet registration figures as of the start of 2010 for HEVs, BEVs, and the total fleet are depicted in the chart below. Out of nearly 51 million vehicles in Germany, nearly 38,000 were hybrids and 5,613 were electric vehicles.

Population of the German motorized vehicle fleet as of January 1, 2011. (Source: Kraftfahrt Bundesamt, annual report 2010)


The absolute numbers of new hybrid and electric vehicles registered in Germany increase steadily, with average annual growth of  between 20-30% over the last four years. 

Growth in new registrations of hybrid and electric vehicles in Germany from 2008 to 2011.
(Source: DLR)

Electric Mobility in Pilot Regions

Between 2009 and 2011, the Federal Government provided a total of 500 million euros from the Second Economic Stimulus Package to fund the development and commercialization of electric mobility. One of the projects is called "Electric Mobility in Pilot Regions".

This project was a funding priority of the Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development, and the Ministry provided a total of 130 million euros to eight pilot projects in Germany in Berlin/Potsdam, Hamburg, Bremen/Oldenburg, Rhein-Ruhr, Sachsen, Rhein-Main, Stuttgart, and Munich. The objective of the model regions was the connection of application-oriented research with customer-focused everyday use of electric vehicles.

Almost 2,500 electric vehicles have been put on the road as a result of the projects in the model regions.

Figures for electric vehicles implemented during 2009-2011 around Germany as a result of projects in the model
regions and other national technology projects. (Source: DLR)


Map of the location of the model regions with an indication of the vehicle models deployed. (Source: NOW, 2011)