This year, the electric vehicle market is doing well and growing. In August 2022, 100% electric cars accounted for 11% of global sales. This is an increase of 66% compared to the same period last year. A model seems to make all motorists agree. Indeed, in August, Tesla’s Model Y was the best-selling electric car in the world.
The Model Y dominates electric car sales
Slowly but surely, electric vehicles are making a name for themselves in the global automotive market. At the top of all-electric car sales in August 2022, we find the Tesla Model Y. Launched in 2020 in the United States and Canada and then in 2021 here, this SUV has quickly become a darling of the market. Compared to the Model 3, the Model Y offers more space and comfort to users. Thus, last August, Tesla sold nearly 64,800 copies of its SUV all over the world. Since the beginning of this year, 409,378 Model Ys have been sold around the world.
Two models from the BYD brand are hot on the heels of the Model Y. Indeed, in August, the Song Plus and Qin Plus sold 42,522 and 35,716 copies respectively. Figures that are just as impressive, especially as the Chinese manufacturer should develop in Europe very soon… As for fourth place in the ranking, it is occupied by another Chinese vehicle: the Wuling HongGuang Mini EV. Finally, the Model 3 finds itself fifth in this top best-selling electric vehicle in August 2022.
To find a European model, you have to take a look at the ninth place in the ranking with Volkswagen’s ID.4. Since the start of 2022, the German manufacturer’s electric car has sold nearly 100,000 copies.
It is certain that the next few months will surely be even better. Indeed, August is rarely the most lucrative month for automakers. Decidedly, 2022 is a good year for the 100% electric vehicle market. If the latter are still perceived as being too expensive, in particular according to the French, it is clear that more and more motorists are going electric. For the first quarter of 2022, there is a 75% increase in sales of electric cars worldwide. A year of all records, therefore.