Higher demand abroad than at home for German e-cars
German carmakers are keeping up in the international race for electro mobility, even though it remains a niche market in Germany itself, the Cologne Institute for Economic Research (IW Köln) says in its weekly newsletter. “Germany is not the leading market for e-mobility, but German carmakers can still become leading manufacturers,” the IW says. German carmakers had a market share of 19 percent of all e-cars sold globally in 2016, compared to a 23 percent share in conventional passenger cars. Fewer e-cars were sold in Germany in the first half of 2017 than in Norway, despite its population being 15 times the size.