Nio 44, BYD 425, MG 5,158

In June, Chinese EV sales in Germany were mostly up, with Polestar being the exception. Nio EV registrations rose 25%, BYD was up 100%, and MG 90% compared with the previous month.

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In June, 297,329 passenger vehicles were registered in Germany, up 6.1% from the previous year. 14.6% were battery electric vehicles (BEV), which translates to 43,412 units, down 18.1% from last year. Plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEV) registered 15,391 units, down 3.4% from the previous year.

Chinese brands registered 8,000 EVs in Germany in June, up 54% from May. The China EVs market share among electric vehicles (BEV + PHEV) reached 14%.

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The data are published by the German Federal Motor Authority, which tracks new car plate registrations in the country, and compiled by CarNewsChina.

As usual, MG takes the first spot. It registered a record-breaking 5,158 vehicles, up 91,11% from 2,699 units the month before and 96% from 2,633 the year before.

In the first half of the year, between January and June, MG registered 13,602 vehicles in Germany, up 44.7% from the same period in 2023.

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Smart registered 1,626 vehicles, up 7.75% from 1,509 units the month before and down 4.7% from last year. In the first half of the year, Smart registered 8,549 vehicles, up 3.4% from the same period in 2023.

Smart is a brand under Geely Holding that is co-engineered with Mercedes-Benz. According to the company, the Smart EVs are designed by Mercedes-Benz’s global design team, while Geely is responsible for the engineering and developing the new models. Smart cars are produced in China at Geely’s Xi’an plant, which started production in October 2021.

BYD registered 425 vehicles, up 111.44% from 201 units the month before and up 575% from 63 the year before. In the year’s first half, BYD registered 1,202 vehicles, up 427.2% from the same period in 2023.

Polestar registered 334 vehicles, down 19.32% from 414 units the month before and 65% from 950 the year before. In the first half of the year, Polestar registered 1,585 vehicles, down 49.8% from the same period in 2023.

All Polestar EVs are China-made in Geely plants, mainly in Chengdu and Hangzhou.

GWM and its EV brand Ora registered 297 vehicles, up 10.82% from 268 units the month before and up 52% from 196 units the year before. In the year’s first half, GWM registered 1,375 vehicles, up 118.9% from the same period in 2023.

Nio registered 44 vehicles, up 25.71% from 35 units the month before and down 70% from 145 units the year before. In the year’s first half, Nio registered 234 vehicles, down 33.1% from the same period in 2023.

In June, Nio German CEO Marius Hayler stepped down after only eight months in the office and joined Polestar as a director for the Norwegian market. In 2023, Nio registered 1263 vehicles in Germany.

Nio will introduce its mass-market brand Onvo in Europe at the beginning of next year. This will be followed by an entry-level brand codenamed FireFly and its sub-30,000 EUR electric hatchback in 2025. Initially, Firefly was planned to launch in Europe, but after disappointing sales on the Old continent, Nio will launch the brand in China by the end of the year and bring it to Europe later.

Lotus registered 35 vehicles, up 20.69% from 29 units the month before and up 13% from 31 units the year before. In the first half of the year, Lotus registered 153 vehicles, down 0.6% from the same period in 2023.

Aiways registered 16 vehicles, up 300.00% from 4 units the month before and up 7% from 15 units the year before. In the year’s first half, Aiways registered 23 vehicles, down 41.0% from the same period in 2023.

Lynk&Co registered 12 vehicles, up from 1 unit the month before and down 91% from 130 the year before. In the first half of the year, Lynk&Co registered 40 vehicles, down 97.6% from the same period in 2023.

Maxus registered 10 vehicles, down 23.08% from 13 units the month before and up 100% from 5 the year before. In the first half of the year, Maxus registered 44 vehicles, up 214.3% from the same period in 2023.

On June 12, the EU announced additional tariffs on Chinese EVs: BYD 17.4%, Geely 20%, and SAIC 38.1%. These tariffs are on top of the existing 10% duties and will take effect on July 4.

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