Global sales of electric cars in May increased by 55%

Global sales of electric cars in May increased by 55% 1




Global sales of battery-powered cars increased markedly in May of this year. Despite the difficult situation in the world, a total of 699,708 vehicles with zero or near-zero emissions were registered this month, which is as much as 55% more than in the same period last year.

It is particularly worth noting that sales of electric vehicles are more than twice as high as sales of hybrids. Moreover, the demand for electric cars is growing rapidly, and hybrid cars have been falling for the second month in a row.

Here are more detailed statistics for May:

  • Electric vehicles: approximately 501 thousand units (65% growth), market share of 8.6%
  • Hybrids: about 198,000 units (37% growth), market share of 3.4%
  • Total: 699,708 cars (55% growth), market share 12.0%.

And now here are the TOP 10 most popular battery models for May 2022:

  1. Wuling Hong Guang MINI EV – 34 037
  2. BYD Song (BEV+PHEV) – 31 989
  3. Tesla Model Y – 28 147
  4. BYD Han (BEV+PHEV) – 23 978
  5. Tesla Model 3 – 22 621
  6. BYD Qin Plus (BEV+PHEV) – 17 974
  7. BYD Yuan Plus (BEV) – 11 550
  8. Li Xiang One EREV – 11 496
  9. Volkswagen ID.4 – 10 728
  10. GAC Aion S – 10 504

TOP 20 for the first five months of 2022:

  1. Tesla Model Y – 214 927
  2. Tesla Model 3 – 165 343
  3. Wuling Hong Guang MINI EV – 161 579
  4. BYD Song (BEV+PHEV) – 127 304
  5. BYD Qin Plus (BEV+PHEV) – 109 319
  6. BYD Han (BEV+PHEV) – 71 869
  7. BYD Tang (BEV+PHEV) – 48 532
  8. BYD Dolphin – 48 201
  9. Li Xiang One EREV – 47 380
  10. Volkswagen ID.4 – 46 968
  11. Chery QQ Ice Cream – 44 434
  12. Hyundai Ioniq 5 – 44 221
  13. Changan Benni EV – 41 343
  14. BYD Yuan Plus – 38 206
  15. Chery eQ1 – 37 222
  16. Kia EV6 – 34 639
  17. Hozon Neta V – 32 255
  18. GAC Aion Y – 32 450
  19. Ford Mustang Mach-E – 31 216
  20. GAC Aion S – 31 025

Recall that Tesla and BYD sales statistics have recently become known for the past 6 months. BYD was able to surpass the American competitor, however, both hybrids and electric cars are taken into account in its statistics.

Source: insideevs.com