Market Overview Hybrid cars in Germany: Which plug-in hybrid is right for me?

Plug-in hybrids will be a bridge technologies on the way to electric mobility. They combine the best of two worlds: the ranges fossil powered combustion engines with the clean and silent electric drive. The choice is now quite large. We'll tell you what should my plug-in hybrid to you.

08/23/2017 Clemens Hirschfeld 5 comments

not the Toyota no, Prius - In the beginning was. As early as the 1900 around there were several variants of electrically operated vehicles, which possessed an internal combustion engine as a power generator. Of course, these early specimens of automotive history were far from a significant volume production. This fame enforce the hybrid drive in a big way for the mass market, actually belongs to the hybrid pioneer Japanese. Although Audi started the same time developing the Duo models, it was the Toyota Prius, which managed as affordable alternative to conventional glow-car breakthrough.

Toyota Prius I 2001 Photo: Toyota
Pioneer: the Toyota Prius I went into series production in 1997.

8.5 million hybrid cars by Toyota

Today Toyota is the undisputed hybrid world market leader, installed in dozens model series hybrid drives and has been selling the Prius premiere in 1997 until the end of 2016 more than 10 million hybrid cars worldwide. And yet the Toyota Prius itself and the hybrid technology as a whole in Germany continues to be a side note. Just 47,996 of the 2,016 new cars sold in Germany drove with hybrid technology from Händlerhof - in view of the overall market of 3.3 million new car registrations, a drop in the water glass.

But the pendulum could change abruptly, because especially the particularly popular in Europe diesel engine is at a crossroads. Bans even for modern Euro 6 diesel are no longer a utopia. So, time to look for alternatives.

German carmaker with an attractive hybrid offer

Also in Germany, Toyota and especially the in-house luxury brand Lexus leader when it comes to hybrid drive. But the other automakers are catching up. In the compact car next to the Prius, Audi, VW, Hyundai and BMW attractive hybrid models offer. see the compact SUV next to the GLC also Volvo XC60 or Mini Cooper Countryman SE 350e before. And even with the large SUV, the German carmaker Guild speaks now with a strong word.

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These are the best models to 50,000 euros

Hybrid car play to their strengths due to the system above all in heavy traffic. On long-haul routes and an open road with high Nitro-share of additional battery-powered can not score points, apart from recuperation phases at the "sail" or when driving downhill and see. Especially in urban traffic, however, conventionally powered vehicles have no chance against the efficiency hybrid technology.

Hybrid cars not for sporty drivers?

Another point is the low-stress driving the always equipped with automatic and naturally a start-stop function hybrid car. But this also means, conversely, that specifically sporty drivers natures make a wide berth hybrid cars. Fun promoting acceleration data promise only hybrid models in the range from around 50,000 euros, there's the issue of "saving" then quite individually.

In our gallery we show you the best for you hybrid car data and prices. And at this link you will find our selected market overview of all plug-in hybrid cars in Germany.

classvehiclepriceelectric range
Compact car: green entry models
Audi A3 e-tronfrom 37.900 euro50 km
BMW Active Tourer 225xe iPerformancefrom 39,150 euros41 km
Hyundai Ioniq plug-in hybridfrom 29.900 euro50 km
Toyota Prius Plug-in hybridfrom 37,550 euros50 km
VW Golf GTEfrom 36,900 euros50 km
Komaptke SUV: clean trendsetter
Mini Cooper Countryman All4 SE Countfrom 36,500 euros41 km
Mercedes GLC 350 e 4Maticfrom 53,110 euros34 km
Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid from 39.990 euro54 km
Kia Niro plug-in hybridK. A.55 km
Volvo XC60 T8 Twin Engine AWDfrom 69,270 euros
Middle Class: alternative company car
BMW 330e iPerformancefrom 45.650 euro39 km
Kia Optima plug-in hybridfrom 40,490 euros54 km
Mercedes C 350 T efrom 52,717 euros31 km
Volvo V60 D6 AWD Twin Enginefrom 57.250 euro50 km
VW Passat GTEfrom 44,250 euros50 km
Upper middle class: premium saver
BMW 530e iPerformancefrom 53,600 euros45 km
Mercedes E 350 efrom 59,440 euros33 km
Volvo S / V90 T8 Twin Engine AWDfrom 69,240 euros43 km
Upper Class: sustainable luxury
BMW 740e iPerformancefrom 96.600 euro45 km
Mercedes S 500 efrom € 110,25433 km
Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Sport Turismofrom € 112,07551 km
Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybridfrom € 185,73550 km
Large SUV: Power and Place
Audi Q7 e-tron Quattrofrom 81.900 euro56 km
BMW X5 xDrive 40e iPerformancefrom 71,600 euros31 km
Mercedes GLE 500 e 4Maticfrom 74,554 euros30 km
Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybridfrom 86,966 euros38 km
Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Enginefrom 74,650 euros43 km
Sports car: eco-racer
BMW i8from € 134,00037 km