Analyzing the world sales data, electric cars do not have any crisis. From June 2021 to June 2022, the aggregate volume has risen 54% to 913,000 units, including plug-in hybrids. The plug-in models represented 16% of the world market, and if we only take into account the pure electric ones, they were 12%.
At this rate, the analyst José Pontes calculates that in September a volume of one million units could be reached. Many or few? Well, soon, it would be the same as the entire volume of 2017. Just like then, China is pulling the wagon, with the pull of products such as the Wuling HongGuang Mini EV or the BYD Song Plus, Han, Qin Plus, and Yuan being very noticeable. Plus. Outside of China, they can hardly be seen.
Among the 20 best-selling plug-in models in the world in June, if we take Chinese manufacturers and Tesla out of the equation, we have the Volkswagen ID.4 in eighth place and the Hyundai IONIQ 5 in twentieth. Having the majority of battery production and raw materials located in China continues to be an important advantage for its manufacturers.
If we look at the year so far, the film changes a bit, as the Volkswagen ID.4 is in the seventh position, the Hyundai IONIQ in the thirteenth position, its cousin Kia EV6 in seventeenth, and the Ford Mustang Mach-e closes the list with the twentieth position. By grouped manufacturers, from January to June the podium is as follows for 100% electric models: Tesla (564.8 k), BYD (326.2 k), SAIC (321.2 k), Volkswagen Group (216 k), and Hyundai -Kia (167.3k). These data tell us more about how far supply goes, demand is still higher.
The Volkswagen ID.4 is already manufactured on three continents and in five factories, its numbers should progress in the second half
The analyst believes that 2022 will be the year of the highest sales of non-plug-in hybrid cars (HEV), which have been falling online for three months, and in 2023 they will decline. On the other hand, plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) still do not see the fall, but their growth is slowing, and pure electrics are rising faster. In the first six months, 12% of sales were plug-in, with 8.8% being 100% electric.
Source | CleanTechnica