German new-car registrations increased 25 percent in June as sales of full-electric and plug-in hybrid models continued to surge.
Registrations were 274,152 according to data released on Monday by the KBA motor vehicle authority.
Tesla had the biggest gain last month, with sales up 431 percent; followed by Smart, up 212 percent; Suzuki, up 210 percent; Alfa Romeo, up 89 percent; and Hyundai, up 82 percent.
Among the losers were Honda, whose registrations fell 30 percent; Ford, down 27 percent; and Mitsubishi and Volvo, both down 21 percent. Mercedes-Benz declined 19 percent, while Jaguar fell 14 percent.
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Registrations of cars with alternative drive systems increased significantly during the month, the KBA said.
Sales of full-electric cars rose 312 percent to 33,420 for a 12 percent market share, while plug-in hybrid registrations rose 191 percent to 31,314 for a 11 percent share.
Sales of gasoline cars fell 4.6 percent for a 39.5 percent share. Diesel registrations fell 19 percent for a 19.9 percent share.
Total German market registrations for the first half were up 15 percent to 1.39 million.