Data collection and analysis as well as data processing concerning different issues, objectives and players is part of the core capabilities of the ZSW-department systems analysis. The ZSW disposes a reliable data basis, which has been established, maintained and developed since decades. On that page, the ZSW publishes data on renewables energy sources and electromobility as well. The tables on gross electricity generation, set up in cooperation with the German Association of Energy and Water Industries (BDEW), are being updated monthly. Finally, national and international annual data on stock and registration of electric vehicles provides a global view of the electromobility.

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Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Nieder
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Dipl.-Volksw. Andreas Püttner
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Electricity generation

The ZSW is continously evaluating current data on electricity generation from renewable energy sources in cooperation with the German Association on Electricity and Water Industries (BDEW). The development of renewables' based electricity generation can be taken from the tables below.

// Monthly electricity generation

Hydropower
in GWh 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
January 2,050 1,609 1,934 1,602 1,051
February 1,755 1,374 1,424 1,917 1,354
March 1,838 1,385 1,700 1,758 1,916
April 2,020 1,313 1,952 1,943 1,500
May 2,258 1,823 2,198 2,061 1,956
June 2,137 1,468 2,010 2,176 1,644
July 1,841 1,948 1,497 2,104 1.713
August 1,560 2,062 1,333 1,862 1,679
September 1,713 1,763 1,215 1,421
October 1,856 1,651 1,208 1,161
November 1,930 1,702 1,173 1,417
December 2,040 1,490 1,333 1,123
Year 22,998 19,588 18,977 20,545
Wind energy onshore
in GWh 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
January 5,403 6,814 9,341 8,031 6,723
February 3,432 6,715 5,173 8,843 8,138
March 5,009 4,947 7,117 5,256 7,972
April 3,558 3,883 5,049 5,122 6,832
May 3,056 4,060 4,842 5,291 4,566
June 3,637 2,706 3,727 2,861 5,922
July 1,844 2,554 5,278 3,962 4,663
August 2,493 3,643 3,350 3,950 4,464
September 3,641 2,680 4,765 3,585
October 5,917 4,086 3,089 4,421
November 4,692 4,267 9,240 6,883
December 8,122 9,554 9,951 8,120
Year 50,804 55,909 70,922 66,325
Wind energy offshore
in GWh 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
January 92 131 256 1,421 1,267
February 82 136 229 1,184 1,959
March 120 169 326 867 1,531
April 80 75 331 909 1,438
May 67 67 594 943 1,244
June 83 51 506 576 1,286
July 36 56 747 787 963
August 77 70 613 901 1,158
September 80 56 810 721
October 97 151 933 1.290
November 41 178 1,360 1,343
December 51 310 1,580 1,332
Year 906 1,450 8,284 12,274
Photovoltaics
in GWh 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
January 350 812 605 701 867
February 655 1,789 1,494 1,3469 1,610
March 2,315 3,622 3,115 2,586 3,512
April 3,300 4,022 4,931 4,150 4,305
May 3,690 4,505 4,907 5,218 5,712
June 4,518 5,312 5,067 5,274 5,993
July 5,381 4,857 5,475 5,469 5,456
August 4,355 4,291 5,140 5,223 5,140
September 2,788 3,181 3,600 4,259
October 2,007 2,160 2,172 1,859
November 842 1,068 1,269 1,129
December 807 437 950 880
Year 31,009 36,057 38,726 38,094
Geothermal energy
in GWh 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
January 5 12 12 15 13
February 4 8 11 14 13
March 4 8 10 16 12
April 3 7 10 16 12
May 3 9 12 15 10
June 4 5 9 14 9
July 7 7 10 11 10
August 9 9 7 13 14
September 9 4 10 12
October 8 6 17 15
November 10 8 13 16
December 12 15 15 18
Year 78 98 136 175
Biomass (incl. biogenic gases)
in GWh 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
January 3,601 3,617 3,693 3,880 3,980
February 3,299 3,349 3,423 3,610 3,705
March 3,541 3,630 3,721 3,927 4,042
April 3,323 3,491 3,582 3,737 3,852
May 3,577 3,635 3,733 3,807 3,935
June 3,267 3,492 3,591 3,565 3,689
July 3,307 3,556 3,662 3,602 3,733
August 3,361 3,641 3,752 3,605 3,742
September 3,345 3,551 3,663 3,643
October 3,470 3,750 3,868 3,792
November 3,483 3,733 3,847 3,798
December 3,583 3,901 4,018 3,934
Year 41,157 43,346 44,553 44,900
Biogenic fraction of waste
in GWh 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
January 398 467 428 476 491
February 363 442 433 456 477
March 408 508 491 497 505
April 412 519 457 445 525
May 483 511 491 503 500
June 437 511 481 474 523
July 510 533 508 521 536
August 512 545 510 540 524
September 470 502 450 496
October 489 519 507 517
November 464 511 491 490
December 467 504 521 498
Year 5,413 6,072 5,768 5,913
Renewable energy sources
in GWh 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
January 11,907 13,462 16,269 16,126 14,392
February 9,607 13,813 12,187 17,370 17,256
March 13,294 14,269 16,481 14,907 19,490
April 12,682 13,310 16,312 16,322 18,464
May 13,120 14,610 16,777 17,838 17,920
June 14,067 13,545 15,391 14,940 19,136
July 12,909 13,512 17,177 16,456 17,074
August 12,355 14,261 14,705 16,094 16,721
September 12,040 11,737 14,513 14,137
October 13,841 12,323 11,794 13,055
November 11,461 11,467 17,393 15,076
December 15,082 16,211 18,368 15,905
Year 152,365 162,520 187,367 188,226


Data is provisional and may changes during the year.


Sources:
BDEW Quick Survey, ZSW, Federal Statistical Office, EEX, Netztransparenz.de, Transmission System Operators.

Electromobility

The ZSW evaluates continously data on stock as well as on new registrations of battery-electric vehicles (BEV) and other electric vehicles (such as Plug-in Hybrid electric vehicles, PHEV). The development of electric-based mobility in Germany and other countries around the world can be taken from the tables below. Data on sales of different models completes the whole review.

// Global EV stock

by selected countries
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
China 27,800 45,440 99,270 306,650 642,650
USA 74,740 171,300 294,510 410,430 569,350
Norway 9,910 20,370 44,770 79,110 124,740
UK 5,370 9,550 24,050 52,230 89,140
France 17,770 31,730 48,300 76,070 110,820
Netherlands 6,260 29,410 44,500 88,270 113,640
Germany* 7,790 13,510 23,910 37,020 50,970
Japan 41,860 71,620 104,040 129,730 152,100
Sweden 1,110 2,660 7,340 16,340 29,910
Canada 2,510 5,680 11,050 17,990 28,290
Switzerland 1,260 2,600 5,020 11,250 17,180
Rest of World 9,000 19,000 44,000 74,000 124,000
Total 205,380 422,870 750,760 1,299,090 2,052,790
by manufacturers
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Nissan 48,250 96,430 156,850 198,500 246,340
BYD 3,900 6,450 24,760 86,380 186,550
Tesla 4,860 28,280 57,740 103,190 173,110
General Motors 38,280 66,560 90,070 110,860 143,320
Mitsubishi 14,660 38,200 74,090 115,380 141,810
Volkswagen 250 2,680 14,290 68,510 120,740
BMW 900 2,740 19,040 47,250 91,960
Others 94,280 181,530 313,920 569,020 948,960
Total 205,380 422,870 750,760 1,299,090 2,052,790
by models
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Nissan Leaf 48,250 96,430 154,510 193,880 239,190
Tesla Model S 2,500 25,670 55,120 100,360 146,700
Chevrolet Volt 33,490 58,380 78,770 95,630 123,840
Mitsubishi Outlander 0 18,590 51,460 90,400 115,760
BYD Qin 0 0 14,750 46,650 68,520
Toyota Prius 25,640 44,950 64,070 66,410 66,810
BMW i3 0 1,700 16,290 38,120 58,570
Total 109,880 245,720 434,970 631,450 819,390

// EV stock in Germany

by vehicle category
2013 2014 2015 2016 2017**
Mini 6,113 8,115 8,986 9,770 11,577
Small cars 1,645 5,384 9,163 14,428 20,040
Compact class cars 2,738 4,512 8,273 11,841 19,056
Medium sized cars 172 335 1,211 2,512 4,123
Upper medium cars 0 0 33 171 953
Luxury class 389 1,300 2,857 4,087 5,856
Vans 320 449 843 1,389 2,184
Utilities 34 85 220 327 430
SUV 0 911 1,338 2,694 5,409
Sports cars 4 409 824 1,010 1,207
Off-road vehicles 0 86 720 2,425 3,273
Others 2,097 2,327 2,381 4,343 4,948
BEV total 12,156 18,948 25,502 34,022 46,618
PHEV total 1,356 4,965 11,518 20,975 33,438

// Stock of other EV in Germany

by vehicle category
2013 2014 2015 2016 2017**
Motorcycles 5,596 6,566 7,300 8,498 9,1888
Busses, thereof 212 279 295 330 362
- Trolleybusses 66 66 66 66 66
- Plug-in Hybrids 113 163 158 162 179
Utility vehic., thereof 3,473 4,147 5,012 7,310 9,397
- Trucks 2,931 3,571 4,367 6,595 8,650
- Tractors 269 289 329 369 391
- Others 273 287 316 346 356
Total (incl. cars) 22,793 34,905 49,627 71,135 99,003
For inf. purpose:
Motorc. insur.sticker. 51,214 63,536 79,159 91,778 101,986
Pedelecs (in mill.) 1.534 1.996 2.503 3.066 3.861

// Global EV registrations

by selected countries
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
China 13,290 17,640 53,830 207,380 336,000
USA 55,670 96,550 123,210 115,930 158,920
Norway 4,700 10,790 24,400 34,340 45,630
UK 2,760 4,180 14,500 28,190 36,910
France 11,410 13,950 16,570 27,770 34,750
Netherlands 5,120 23,150 15,090 43,770 26,110
Germany* 3,360 7,440 13,050 23,460 25,150
Japan 22,910 29,760 32,420 25,690 22,380
Sweden 930 1,550 4,670 9,000 13,570
Canada 1,970 3,180 5,370 6,940 10,300
Switzerland 760 1,340 2,420 6,240 5,920
Rest of World 5,000 10,000 25,000 30,000 50,000
Total 127,880 219,530 330,530 558,710 765,640
by manufacturers
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Nissan 26,220 48,180 60,420 41,650 47,850
BYD 3,290 2,550 18,310 61,620 100,170
Tesla 3,490 23,420 29,460 45,450 69,920
General Motors 29,440 28,280 23,510 20,790 32,460
Mitsubishi 6,960 23,540 35,890 41,290 26,430
Volkswagen 70 2,430 11,610 54,220 52,230
BMW 740 1,840 16,300 28,210 44,710
Others 57,670 89,290 135,030 265,480 391,880
Total 127,880 219,530 330,530 558,710 765,640
by models
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Nissan Leaf 26,220 48,180 58,080 39,370 45,310
Tesla Model S 2,500 23,170 29,450 45,240 46,340
Chevrolet Volt 25,170 24,890 20,390 16,860 28,210
Mitsubishi Outlander 0 18,590 32,870 38,940 25,360
BYD Qin 0 0 14,750 31,900 21,870
Toyota Prius 22,640 19,310 19,120 2,340 400
BMW i3 0 1,700 14,590 21,830 20,450
Total 76,530 135,840 189,250 196,480 187,940

// EV registrations in Germany

by selected models
2013 2014 2015 2016 2017**
Total BEV, thereof 6,051 8,522 12,363 11,410 16,433
- Smart ED 1,897 1,589 676 79 816
- VW eUP 830 919 547 592 803
- BMW i3 363 1,242 1,051 1,521 1,921
- Renault ZOE 1,019 1,498 1,787 2,804 3,543
- Nissan Leaf 855 812 948 1,121 679
- Tesla Model S 204 815 1,582 1,474 1,711
Total PHEV, thereof 1,384 4,527 11,101 13,744 20,416
- BMW i3 196 987 1,220 1,342 1,066
- Audi A3 e-tron 0 460 1,809 1,615 3,643
- BMW 225xe Active 0 20 113 1,203 2,295
- VW Golf GTE 1 495 2,087 1,314 1,152
- VW Passat GTE 0 0 986 1,245 1,394
- Mitsubishi Outlander 0 1,051 2,126 1,436 1,755

// New registrations of other EV in Germany

by vehicle category
2013 2014 2015 2016 2017**
Motorcycles 1,199 1,274 1,075 1,512 954
Busses, thereof 49 76 26 42 32
- Trolleybusses 0 0 0 0 0
- Plug-in Hybrids 44 50 5 4 17
Utility vehic., thereof 754 810 1,131 2,524 2,501
- Trucks 677 742 1,033 2,435 2,455
- Tractors 56 43 65 53 35
- Others 21 25 33 36 11
Total (incl. cars) 9,437 15,209 25,696 29,232 40,335
For inf. purpose:
Motorc. insur.sticker 10,975 16,184 22,881 51,926 14,114
Pedelecs 403,000 469,900 522,700 592,900 737,700


* rounded figures
** Data is provisional, reference period including September 2017

 

Sources:
Own calculations ZSW according to German Federal Motor Transport Authority, European Alternative Fuel Observatory, Hybridcars.com, EV Sales, EV Norway, Avere France, Department for Transport UK, CAAM, Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland, Bil Sweden.