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    First quantitative assessment of the impact of the integrated circuit (IC) shortage on light vehicle production 
    In December 2020, IHS Markit published a comprehensive update on the impact of the semiconductor supply shortage on the automotive market, the link for which can be found here. Toward the end of 2020, it was evident that a shortage in the supply of semiconductors would disrupt the automotive indu...
    OEMs launching 5G-enabled cars years before the technology goes mainstream 
    The introduction of 5G telecommunication services is going to be a game-changer for the automotive industry. Its low latency properties will drive growth in connected and autonomous vehicle markets while enabling data and signal sharing in real time, which is crucial for maintaining safety in t...
    Volkswagen ends production of Golf in Mexico
    Volkswagen of America announced that the VW Golf ended production for the US market last week. According to a press release issued by the company on 20 January, Volkswagen expects that the model year 2021 Golf models built at the Puebla, Mexico plant will sustain sales of the hatchback through the y...
    BMW plans to double EV sales in 2021
    German premium carmaker, BMW, has announced that it aims to double the sales of its pure-electric models in 2021. According to a report filed by news agency Reuters on 15 January, the company stated that, including plug-in hybrid (PHEV) models, it plans to achieve a 50% increase in sales of electrif...
    First quantitative assessment of the impact of the integrated circuit (IC) shortage on light vehicle production 
    In December 2020, IHS Markit published a comprehensive update on the impact of the semiconductor supply shortage on the automotive market, the link for which can be found here. Toward the end of 2020, it was evident that a shortage in the supply of semiconductors would disrupt the automotive indu...
    Audi to reduce shifts at Mexican plant due to semiconductor shortage
    Audi will temporarily reduce shifts at the Puebla plant in Mexico owing to a constraint in semiconductors supply, Reuters reported on 14 January. The plant will operate with one shift from 18 to 29 January and two shifts from 1 to 12 February. “The lack of availability of semiconductors wo...
    BMW's electrified car sales grow 31.8% y/y to 192,646 units in 2020
    BMW has reported that sales of its plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) from BMW and MINI brands grew 31.8% to 192,646 units in 2020 globally, according to a company press release on 12 January. Sales of fully electric vehicles rose by 13%, while plug-in hybrid (PHEV) sales climbed by almost 40%. In Europ...
    Porsche delivers over 20,000 units of all-electric Taycan in 2020
    Germany luxury and sportscar manufacturer, Porsche, has announced that it has completed more than 20,000 deliveries of its pure electric sportscar, the Taycan. According to a press release issued by Porsche on 12 January, the company stated that 20,015 units of the Porsche Taycan were delivered to c...
    Volkswagen brand PEVs deliveries more than doubles y/y to 212,000 units in 2020
    Volkswagen brand delivered a total of 212,000 plug-in electric vehicles (PEV) in 2020 globally, which is a growth of 158% year on year (y/y), the company announced in a press release on 12 January. This includes 134,000 battery electric vehicles (BEVs), which is nearly triple the number of BEVs sold...
    Mercedes-Benz triples PEV sales to 160,000 units in 2020
    Mercedes-benz has tripled its sales of plug-in electric vehicles (PEV) to 160,000 units in 2020 globally, the company announced in a press release on 8 January. More than half of the sales, around 87,000 units, came in the fourth quarter. The share of PEVs (plug-in hybrids and battery electric vehic...
    Global OEMs adjust vehicle production due to semiconductor supply shortage
    In the past week, Ford Motor, Toyota, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, and Nissan Motor have all announced that they would cut vehicle production in January due to a shortage of semiconductors, according to a Reuters article on 8 January. Ford also announced that it would idle the Louisville Assembly p...
    Global semiconductor sales increase 7% y/y in November, says Semiconductor Industry Association
    Worldwide sales of semiconductors rose 7% year on year (y/y) to USD39.4 billion in November 2020, the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) reported on 4 January. It was also 1.1% higher than in October 2020. “Global sales of semiconductors continued to rise in November, increasing on a year...
    EV sales in Norway grow 27.3% y/y to 76,804 units in 2020
    Electric vehicle (EV) sales in Norway grew 27.3% year on year (y/y) to 76,804 units in 2020, according to OFV. In the first nine months, sales of EVs touched 48,175 units, which is a fall of 2.6% y/y. Sales of new, all-electric vans also grew 117% y/y to 306 units. EVs accounted for a 61.5% market s...
    Xpeng's deliveries more than doubles y/y to 27,041 vehicles in 2020
    Xpeng has reported a growth of 112% year on year (y/y) in its vehicle deliveries to 27,041 units in the full year 2020, according to a company press release on 3 January. Cumulative P7 deliveries for the year reached 15,062 with mass delivery beginning at the end of June. A total of 11,979 G3s were ...
    Tesla's deliveries increase 36% y/y to over nearly 500,000 units in 2020
    In a press release dated 2 January, Tesla announced that its vehicle deliveries grew 36% year on year (y/y) to 499,550 units in 2020. The deliveries included 57,039 units of Model S and X, and 442,511 units of Model 3 and Model Y. Tesla produced a total of 509,737 units, including 54,805 units of Mo...
    Horizon Robotics CEO expects at least 5 million vehicles to feature its automotive-grade processors in 2023
    Horizon Robotics expects its automotive-grade processors to come pre-installed in at least 5 million vehicles in 2023, according to Horizon's founder and CEO Yu Kai as reported China Daily on 28 December. Yu added that the number will help the company achieve around 50% share of the mainland Chinese...
    Li Auto delivers 32,624 EVs in 2020
    Chinese electric vehicle (EV) company Li Auto delivered 32,624 EVs in 2020, the company said in a press release on 1 January. In December 2020, the company delivered 6,126 units of Li One electric sport utility vehicle (SUV). In the fourth quarter, EV deliveries totaled 14,464 units, up 67% over the...
    NIO’s EV deliveries more than doubles y/y to 43,728 vehicles in 2020
    Chinese electric carmaker, NIO, has announced its fourth quarter and full year 2020 delivery results. According to a press release issued by NIO on 3 January, the company delivered 7,007 vehicles in December 2020, setting a new monthly record and representing a 121% year-over-year (y/y) growth. T...
    Volkswagen to adjust vehicle production in key markets owing to semiconductor supply shortage
    Volkswagen has announced that it will adjust production at mainland Chinese, North American and European locations in the first quarter of 2021 due to the supply shortage of semiconductors, according to a press release by the German automaker on 18 December. According to Volkswagen, the affected ...
    Renault's January–November EV sales grow 80% y/y to 95,985 units in Europe
    French carmaker Renault has registered a spurt in the sales of its electric vehicles (EVs) during the January–November 2020 period in Europe. According to a press release issued by Renault on 8 December, the company registered EV sales of 95,985 units, implying an increase of 80% year on year (y/y...
    Shortage of imported semiconductors to affect Bosch’s supplies to OEMs in India
    Bosch has said that it has been impacted by a ‘severe supply shortage’ for imported microprocessors, resulting in limited ability to cater to the automotive market demand in India, according to a company press release dated 8 December. Bosch also stated that due to increased safety and hygien...
    Honda suspends vehicle production at UK plant due to components shortage
    Japan-based carmaker, Honda, has announced that it has temporarily stopped manufacturing operations at its plant in Swindon, UK. According to a report filed by news agency BBC on 9 December, Honda’s Swindon facility operates using the ‘just in time’ manufacturing system, where components are b...
    Shortage of chips expected to hit auto production in mainland China in Q1 of 2021
    Shortage of auto chips could have a big impact on car production at some mainland Chinese companies in the first quarter of 2021, Reuters reported on 8 December, citing a senior industry executive. According to an investigation conducted by China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM), produ...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Ford defers launch of Bronco SUV due to issues at suppliers
    American automaker Ford is delaying the launch of its new SUV, the Bronco, over obstacles at its suppliers caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. According to a report filed by news agency Reuters on 5 December, the launch of this new vehicle has been deferred to the summer of 2021, from the ...
    State Grid to build 300,000 EV charging stations in mainland China
    The State Grid Corporation of China is planning to install additional 300,000 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations across mainland China, Yicai Global reported on 20 November citing CNR News. The new charging stations will support rising growth of EVs in the world’s largest automotive market. ...
    PEV sales in UK nearly triples y/y to 17,110 units in October
    Plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) sales in the United Kingdom grew by over 172% year on year (y/y) to 17,110 units in October, Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) announced in a press release on 5 November. This includes 9,335 units of battery electric vehicles (BEVs), which is a growth o...
    PEV sales in EU more than triple y/y to 273,809 units in Q3 2020
    Plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) sales in the European Union (EU) grew by over 211% year on year (y/y) to 273,809 units during the third quarter ended 30 September 2020, the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) announced in a press release on 5 November. During the quarter, PEV segment...
    NIO, Xpeng Motors reports strong growth in EV deliveries in October
    Electric vehicle (EV) startups NIO and Xpeng Motors have reported strong growth in EV deliveries in China in October, the two companies announced in separate press releases. NIO’s EV deliveries grew by 100.1% year on year (y/y) to 5,055 units in October. The deliveries consisted of 2,695 units ES6...
    NEV's to account for 20% of new car sales in China by 2025
    New energy vehicles (NEVs) are expected to account for 20% of total new car sales in China by 2025, Reuters reported on 2 November citing China’s state council. According to a policy paper released by the State Council, it will also improve its NEV quota system after the subsidy program expires in...
    PEV sales in EU grow 52.8% y/y to 458,915 units in 2019
    Plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) sales in European Union (EU) increased 52.8% year on year (y/y) to 458,915 units in 2019, the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) announced in a report launched on 28 October. Of these, battery-electric vehicles (BEV) accounted for 284,812 units (growt...
    BMW produces 200,000 units of all-electric i3
    In a press release dated 16 October, BMW informed that it has cumulatively produced 200,000 units of all-electric sedan i3. The 200,000th BMW i3 model rolled off the production line at BMW Group plant in Leipzig, Germany. Significance: BMW started production of the i3 in 2013. The BMW i3 with 125...
    Automotive semiconductor demand running ahead of 2020 expectations
    IHS Markit conducted a survey in July that asked 30 automotive semiconductor suppliers about the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) viral pandemic. According to the survey, most respondents saw demand for automotive semiconductors rebounding faster than expected compared to a previous...
    EV sales in Norway grow 57.1% y/y to 9,560 units in September
    Electric vehicle (EV) sales in Norway grew 57.1% year on year (y/y) to 9,560 units in September, according to OFV, which cited data from the Norwegian Public Roads Administration. In the first nine months, sales of EVs touched 48,175 units, which is a fall of 2.6% y/y. Sales of new, all-electric van...
    Tesla's deliveries increase 43.6% y/y to 139,300 in Q3
    In a press release dated 2 October, Tesla announced that it delivered 139,300 vehicle units in the third quarter ended 30 September 2020. This is a growth of 43.6% year on year (y/y) compared with 97,000 units delivered in the third quarter of 2019. In the third quarter. Tesla delivered 15,200 ...
    SAIC plans to sell 10,000 FCEVs annually in China by 2025
    Mainland Chinese automaker SAIC is planning to sell 10,000 fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV) in China by 2025, Yicai Global reported on 14 September. The company aims to launch 10 hydrogen FCEVs in China in that period. Recently, SAIC Maxus also unveiled a hydrogen fuel cell-powered model, the Maxu...
    NEV sales in mainland China grow 26% y/y to 109,000 units in August
    New-energy vehicle (NEV) sales in mainland China increased nearly 19.3% year on year (y/y) to 98,000 units in August, the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) announced on its website today (11 September). This included 89,000 units of passenger cars and 9,000 units of commercial veh...
    SiriusXM sees self-pay subscriber net additions rise to about 700,000 for FY 2020
    SiriusXM has said that it is increasing its full-year (FY) 2020 guidance for self-pay subscriber net additions to about 700,000 from 500,000 it had expected earlier, a company press release on 9 September read. SiriusXM also reiterated its existing 2020 financial guidance. For FY 2020, it expects...
    Semiconductor Industry Association says global semiconductor sales up 4.9% y/y in July
    Worldwide sales of semiconductors rose 4.9% year on year (y/y) to USD35.2 billion in July 2020, the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) reported on 3 September. It was also 2.1% higher than in June 2020. “The global semiconductor market has remained largely resistant to global macroeconomi...
    PEV sales in Europe jump 53.3% y/y, to 129,344 units, in second quarter 2020
    Sales of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) in the European Union jumped 53.3% year on year (y/y), to 129,344 units, during the second quarter, the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) announced in a press release today (3 September). Within this segment, battery-electric vehicle (BEV)...
    NIO's EV deliveries more than double in August to 3,965 units
    NIO has recorded a growth of 104.1% year on year (y/y) in electric vehicle (EV) deliveries to 3,965 units in August, according to a company press release on 3 September. This included 2,840 units of ES6s and 1,125 units of ES8, the Company’s 6-seater and 7-seater flagship premium smart electric sp...
    Volkswagen commences manufacturing ID.4 EV at Zwickau plant in Germany
    German carmaker, Volkswagen, has announced that it has commenced production of its new pure electric vehicle (PEV), the ID.4, at its manufacturing facility located at Zwickau in Germany. According to a press release issued by Volkswagen on 20 August, the company stated that the ID.4 compact sports u...
    UK's BEV sales more than triples y/y to 8,162 units in July
    Battery-electric car (BEV) sales in the United Kingdom grew more than 259% year on year (y/y) to 8,162 units in July, Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) announced in a press release on 5 August. Sales of plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) also saw a similar sharp growth of more than ...
    Tata Motors produces 1,000th Nexon EV in India
    Indian carmaker, Tata Motors, has rolled out the 1,000th unit of its electric vehicle (EV), the Nexon EV. According to a press statement issued by Tata Motors on 18 August, the company mentioned that this milestone was reached in just over six months after the commercial launch of the vehicle. ...
    BMW Group aims to sell 7 million electrified vehicles globally by 2030
    As part of its commitment to the goals of the Paris climate agreement, BMW has announced that it targets to sell 7 million vehicles with electrified drive systems by 2030. In a press release issued by BMW on 12 August, the company also stated that two-thirds of these vehicles would be pure electric ...
    Germany's EV sales jump over 180% y/y to 16,798 units in July
    Sales of electric vehicles (EVs) in Germany jumped 181.7% year on year (y/y) to 16,798 units in July, according to a press release by Germany’s Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA). EVs accounted for 5.3% of total vehicle registrations in July. During the month, 52,488 hybrids were registered, ...
    EV sales in Norway jumps 26.5% y/y to 4,408 units in July
    Electric car sales in Norway jumped 26.5% year on year (y/y) to 4,408 units in July, according to OFV, which cited data from the Norwegian Public Roads Administration. In the first seven month, sales of electric cars touched 32,911 units which is a fall of 14.9% y/y. Sales of new, all-electric vans ...
    NIO's deliveries quadruples to 3,533 units in July
    In a press release dated 3 August, NIO announced that it delivered 3,533 vehicles in July, which is a growth of 322% year on year (y/y). This included 2,610 units of ES6s and 923 units of ES8 , the Company’s 6-seater and 7-seater flagship premium smart electric sport utility vehicle (SUV). As of 3...
    Audi says EVs to constitute 35% of its lineup in South Korea by 2030
    Audi Korea has planned to launch more pure-electric vehicles and make EVs constitute 35% of its product portfolio in the country by the year 2030, according to a report filed by South Korean news publication, Yonhap News Agency, on 17 July. Audi’s first pure-electric model for the South Korean mar...
    Jaguar Land Rover announces production milestone of 1.5 million Ingenium engines
    British car maker Jaguar Land Rover has announced that it has reached a production milestone of 1.5 million engines belonging to its Ingenium series. According to a press release from Jaguar Land Rover dated 17 July, the company announced that the engines were assembled at its Engine Manufacturing C...
    Volvo registers 80% y/y growth in demand for plug-in hybrid vehicles in H1 2020
    Volvo has announced a sharp rise in demand for its electrified vehicles. In a press statement issued by Volvo on 21 July, the Sweden-based carmaker said that although sales fell during the first half, it registered a 79.8% year-on-year (y/y) increase in demand for its chargeable plug-in hybrid ...
    Renault's EV sales grow 38% y/y to over 42,000 units in H1 2020
    Sales of Renault’s electric vehicle (EV) grew 38% year-on-year (y/y) to over 42,000 units in the first half ended 30 June 2020, the company announced in a press release on 20 July. During the period, Renault’s all-electric hatchback ZOE was the best selling car in Europe, with sales of 37,540 un...
    Audi e-tron's sales grow 86.8% y/y in first half 2020; launches MY2020 e-tron Sportback in US
    Audi e-tron’s global sales grew 86.8% year on year (y/y) to 17,641 units during the first half of 2020, the company announced in a press release on 16 July. Audi said that the e-tron was the top-selling electric sport utility vehicle (SUV) in Europe. In Norway, which is the pioneering country when...
    NEV sales in mainland China fall 34.3% y/y to 92,000 units in June
    New energy vehicle (NEV) passenger car sales in mainland China fell 34.3% year on year (y/y) to 92,000 units in June, the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) announced on its website today (13 July). Battery electric vehicles (BEVs) accounted for 72,000 and plug-in hybrid elect...
    Electric car sales in Norway falls 32.1% y/y to 5,041 units in June
    Electric car sales in Norway dropped 32.1% year-on-year (y/y) to 5,041 units in June, according to OFV, which cited data from the Norwegian Public Roads Administration. Electric cars accounted for a market share of 44% during June. In the first six month, sales of electric cars touched 28,503 units ...
    Semiconductor Industry Association says global semiconductor sales up 5.8% y/y in May
    Worldwide sales of semiconductors rose 5.8% year-on-year (y/y) to USD35 billion in May 2020, the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) reported on 3 July. It was also 1.5% higher than in April 2020. “The global semiconductor market in May remained largely resistant to the widespread economic...
    Electric car sales in UK grows 21.5% y/y to 2,424 units in May
    Electric car sales in the United Kingdom grew 21.5% year on year (y/y) to 2,424 units in May, Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) announced in a press release on 4 May. Sales of plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEV) fell 65.1% y/y to 825 units. Full hybrid vehicles recorded a drop of 91.2% y/...
    NIO delivers record 3,436 EVs in May in mainland China
    In a press release dated 4 June, NIO informed that it has delivered 3,436 units of ES6 and ES8 all-electric vehicles in May. This is a growth of more than 215% year-on-year (y/y). The deliveries consisted of 2,685 units of the ES6s electric sport utility vehicle (SUV), and 751 units of the ES8s...
    Electric car sales in Norway fall 29.9% y/y to 3,444 units in May
    Electric car sales in Norway fell 29.9% year on year (y/y), to 3,444 units in May, according to OFV, which cited data from the Norwegian Public Roads Administration. Zero-emission cars constituted 43.1% of Norway’s total car market in May, compared with 35.5% in the same month in 2019. Sales of...
    PEV sales in EU more than doubles to 167,132 units in Q1
    Sales of plug-in electric vehicles (PEV) more than doubled year on year (y/y) to 167,132 units, in the European Union (EU) during the first quarter ended 31 March 2020, compared to 83,281 units in the first quarter of 2019, the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) announced in a pres...
    EV sales in Sweden grow 23% y/y to 6,763 units in January–April period
    Sales of all-electric cars in Sweden jumped 23% year on year (y/y) to 6,763 units during the January to April period, Statistics Sweden (SCB) announced in a press release on 5 May. Plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV) sales in Sweden witnessed a growth of 116% y/y to 16,126 units during the first...
    NIO delivers 3,155 units of ES6, ES8 EVs in April, up 180.7% y/y
    NIO delivered 3,155 units of ES6, ES8 all-electric vehicles in April, which is a growth of 180.7% year on year (y/y), the company announced in a press release on 6 May. The deliveries consisted of 2,907 units of the ES6s electric sport utility vehicle (SUV), and 248 units of the ES8s smart electric ...
    Norway's EV sales fall 17.7% y/y to 3,671 units in April
    Sales of battery electric cars in Norway fell 17.7% year on year (y/y) to 3,671 units in April, according to Opplysningsrådet for veitrafikken (OFV), which cited data from the Norwegian Public Roads Administration. All-electric cars accounted for 49.4% of total cars sold during the month, comp...
    PEV sales in UK fall 57.3% y/y to 1,469 units in April
    Plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) sales in the United Kingdom has dropped 57.3% year on year (y/y) to 1,469 units in April, Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) announced in a press release on 5 May. This includes 1,374 units of battery electric vehicles (BEV), which is a fall of 9.7% y/y,...
    Electric car sales in India fall 5.5% y/y in FY 2019–20 to 3,400 units
    Sales of all-electric vehicles has dropped 5.5% year on year (y/y) to 3,400 units in the fiscal year (FY) 2019–20 ended 31 March 2020, The Hindu BusinessLine reported on 20 April, citing Society of Manufacturers of Electric Vehicles (SMEV). The total electric vehicle (EV) sales during the fiscal y...
    Sweden's PEV sales jump 88.3% y/y to 18,607 units in January–March period
    Sales of plug-in electric cars in Sweden jumped 88.3% year on year (y/y) to 18,607 units during the first three months of 2020, Statistics Sweden (SCB) announced in a press release on 2 April. This includes 5,714 electric cars, which is a growth of 39% y/y and 12,893 units of plug-in hybrid vehicles...
    BMW's EV sales grow 13.9% y/y to 30,692 units in Q1
    BMW has reported an increase of 13.9% year on year (y/y) in global sales of its electrified vehicles (EVs) to 30,692 units in the first quarter of 2020, according to a company press release on 6 April. “This means we are also on track to meet the EU’s CO2 targets. We do not see any necessity to ...
    EV sales in Norway fall 35.1% y/y to 6,966 in March
    Sales of electric cars in Norway fell 35.1% year on year (y/y) to 6,966 units, in March, according to (Opplysningsrådet for veitrafikken) OFV, which cited data from the Norwegian Public Roads Administration. Zero-emission cars constituted 55.9% of Norway’s total car market in March, compared...
    PEV sales in UK more than doubles y/y to 4,566 units in February
    Sales of plug-in electric vehicles (PHEVs) have more than doubled year on year (y/y) in February to 4,566 units, compared to 2,104 units in February 2019, Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders announced on its website. The huge increase was mainly due to the significant growth in demand for bat...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Infineon withdraws outlook for fiscal year 2020
    Infineon Technologies has withdrawn its outlook for the fiscal year 2020 owing to the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the company said in a press release on 26 March. Infineon had earlier forecast a 5% year-on-year revenue growth for fiscal 2020. The company ...
    27-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    Sales of PEV in Sweden nearly doubles in first two months of 2020 to 10,839 units
    Sales of plug-in electric cars in Sweden grew 97.7% year on year (y/y) to 10,839 units during the first two months of 2020, Statistics Sweden (SCB) announced in a press release earlier in March. During the January–February period, plug-in electric cars accounted for 26.9% of total passenger car sa...
    Plug-in EV sales in US fall 9.8% y/y to 325,800 units in 2019
    Sales of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) in the United States fell 9.8% year on year (y/y) to 325,800 units in 2019, the Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy announced in a press release on 9 March. The PEV sales include 83,800 units of plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs), which is a fall...
    NIO's sales fall 12.8% y/y to 707 units in February
    NIO has reported a fall of 12.8% year on year (y/y) in its vehicle delivery to 707 units in February, according to a company press release on 10 March. The deliveries consisted of 671 ES6s and 36 ES8s. As of 29 February 2020, cumulative deliveries of the ES8 and the ES6 reached 34,218 units, of whic...
    Norway EV sales increase 13.9% y/y to 5,145 units in February
    Electric car sales in Norway grew 13.9% year on year (y/y), to 5,145 units in February, according to OFV, which cited data from the Norwegian Public Roads Administration. Zero-emission cars constituted 49.7% of Norway’s total car market in February, compared with 40.6% in the same month last year....
    COVID-19 impact: ON Semiconductor cuts revenue outlook for Q1 FY2020
    ON Semiconductor has cut its revenue forecast for the first quarter of fiscal year 2020 due to the impact on business by the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak, the company said in a press release on 6 March. ON said that it expects its revenue in the first quarter would be in the ra...
    09-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 outbreak: Tata Motors cuts production in India over issues with parts supply from China
    The coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) has had a drastic effect on the global automotive industry, and Indian manufacturer Tata Motors has responded to it by slashing its production in India. According to a story filed on 3 March by motoring publication ET Auto, the company has reported a significant c...
    04-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    EV sales in California, US, increases 5.1% y/y to 99,704 units in 2019
    Sales of electric vehicles (EVs) in California increased 5.1% year on year (y/y) to 99,704 units in 2019, California New Car Dealers Association (CNCDA) announced in February. The share of EVs also increased from 4.7% of the total new cars sold in 2018, to 5.3% in 2019. Registrations of plug-in hybr...
    Engine manufacturing in UK falls 1.7% y/y in January
    The engine manufacturing in the UK was down 1.7% year on year (y/y) in January to 238,193 units, according to a press release on 27 February on the official website of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). The engine manufacturing decline was driven by 7.9% y/y fall in overseas dema...
    Germany's EV sales jump 61.2% y/y to 7,492 units in January
    Sales of electric vehicles (EVs) in Germany jumped 61.2% year on year (y/y) to 7,492 units in January, according to a press release by Germany’s Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA). EVs accounted for 3% of total vehicle registrations in January. During the month, 30,805 hybrids were registered...
    EV sales in Norway grow 24.3% y/y to 4,236 units in January
    Electric car sales in Norway grew 24.3% year on year (y/y), to 4,236 units, in January, according to OFV, which cited data from the Norwegian Public Roads Administration. Zero-emission cars constituted 44.3% of Norway’s total car market in January, compared with 37.8% in the same month last year. ...
    Mercedes-Benz to produce 50,000 EQC electric SUVs in 2020
    Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz will produce 50,000 units of the EQC all-electric SUV this year, Reuters reported a company’s spokesman as saying last week. “Daimler plans to produce around 50,000 Mercedes-Benz EQC models in 2020,” Jörg Howe told the new agency. Significance: The EQC is Mer...
    Renault's EV sales grow 23.5% y/y to 62,447 units in 2019
    Renault has reported a growth of 23.5% year on year (y/y) in its electric vehicle (EV) sales to 62,447 units in 2019, according to a company press release on 17 January. In the light commercial electric vehicle segment, Kangoo Z.E. was the best selling model, with a growth of 19.2% y/y to 10,349 veh...
    Toyota sells over 550,000 hybrid vehicles in Europe in 2019
    Toyota sold over 550,000 hybrid vehicles in Europe in 2019, the company announced in a press release on 13 January. During the full year, hybrid accounted for 52% of total sales of Toyota in Europe. In total, Toyota Motor Europe reported sales of 1,089,422 Toyota and Lexus vehicles in 2019, an incre...
    BMW's sales of electrified vehicles grow 2.2% y/y to 145,815 units in 2019
    BMW has reported a growth of 2.2% year on year (y/y) in the global sales of its electrified vehicles to 145,815 units in 2019, according to a company press release on 14 January. Of these, 42,073 units sold were of BMW i brand, which includes all-electric i3 and plug-in hybrid i8, which is a growth ...
    EV sales in Germany grow 75.5% y/y to 62,281 units in 2019
    Sales of electric vehicles (EVs) grew 75.5% year on year (y/y) to 62,281 units in 2019, Germany Trade & Invest announced in a press release on 9 January, citing Germany's Federal Office for Motorized Transportation (KBA). Germany also witnessed sales of 239,250 new hybrid vehicles during the yea...
    NIO delivers 3,170 EVs in December
    NIO has delivered 3,170 vehicles during the month of December in China, which is a growth of 25.4% month on month (m/m), the company announced in a press release on 6 January. The deliveries consisted of 2,537 ES6s and 633 ES8s, an increase of 22.7% m/m and 37.3% m/m respectively. At the end of 2019...
    Norway EV sales grow 30.8% y/y to 60,316 units in 2019
    Electric car sales in Norway grew 30.8% year on year (y/y), to 60,345 units, in full year 2019, according to OFV, which cited data from the Norwegian Public Roads Administration. Zero-emission cars constituted 42.4% of Norway’s total car market in 2019, compared with 31.2% in the same month last y...
    Tesla delivers 112,000 vehicles during Q4 of 2019
    Tesla has delivered 112,000 vehicles during the fourth quarter ended 31 December 2019, the company announced in a press release on 3 January. This included 92,550 units of Model 3 and 19,450 units of Model S and  Model X. In full year 2019, Tesla delivered 367,500 vehicles, which is a growth of...
    Sales of Bosch driver assistance systems increase 12% y/y to EUR2 billion in 2019
    Bosch has reported that sales of its driver assistance systems increased by 12% year on year (y/y) to around EUR2 billion (USD2.2 billion), according to a company press release on 2 January. According to Bosch, these assistance systems are paving the way for automated driving. Recently, Bosch develo...
    Volkswagen’s cumulative electrified vehicles sales cross 250,000 units mark
    Volkswagen’s cumulative sales of electrified vehicles have crossed 250,000 units globally since the launch of e-Up! in 2013, the company announced in a press release on 27 December. The 250,000th electrified vehicle—an e-Golf—was delivered at the Autostadt in mid-December. The e-Golf is t...
    Sales of electric cars cross 1,300 units in April-November period in India
    Sales of electric cars in India touched 1,309 units during the April to November period, news website ETAuto reported on 28 December. Mahindra e-Verito was the best selling model with 513 units sold during the period. It was followed by Tata Tigor EV with 491 units, Hyundai Kona EV with 280 units an...
    Tesla delivers over 11,000 Model 3 in Netherlands in December
    Tesla has sold over 11,000 units of its all-electric vehicle Model 3 in the Netherlands in December, reports news website Electrek. Model 3 was the best selling car in the Netherlands during the month. It was followed by Audi E-tron with sales of 2,690 units, Hyundai Kona with 986 units and Nissan L...
    BMW's cumulative sales of electrified vehicles touches half a million units globally
    In a press release dated 19 December, BMW announced that its cumulative sales of electrified vehicles (EVs) has crossed the half-a-million-unit mark globally. BMW is now aiming to have one million EVs on the roads within two years. "Half a million vehicles is the best proof. Our broad r...
    EV maker NIO delivers 2,528 vehicles in November in China
    Electric vehicle (EV) start-up NIO delivered 2,528 vehicles during the month of November in China, the company announced in a press release earlier this month. This includes 2,067 units of ES6 and 461 units of ES8. As of November 30, aggregate deliveries of the ES6 and ES8 reached 28,743 vehicles, o...
    China's NEV sales grow 1.3% y/y to 1.04 million units in January-November period
    Sales of new energy vehicles (NEV) in China have grown 1.3% year on year (y/y) to 1.04 million units during the January to November period, Xinhuanet reported on 10 December. Production during the period grew 3.6% y/y to 1.09 million. In November however, NEV sales fell by 43.7% y/y, whereas NEV pro...
    Sales of electric cars in Norway fall 27.4% y/y to 3,697 units in November
    Sales of all-electric zero-emission cars in Norway fell 27.4% year on year (y/y), to 3,697 units in November, according to OFV, which cited data from the Norwegian Public Roads Administration. Zero-emission cars constituted 36.9% of Norway’s total car market in November, compared with 41.3% in the...
    Russia EV sales more than doubles in January to October period
    Sales of electric vehicles (EV) in Russia during the January to October period have grown over 165% year on year (y/y) to 297 units, as compared to 112 units in the same period last year, Autostat reported on 3 December. Jaguar I-Pace was the best selling electric model with sale of 119 un...
    BMW's global electrified vehicle sales grow 18.4% y/y to 17,480 units in November
    BMW has reported a growth of 18.4% year on year (y/y) in the global sales of its electrified vehicles to 17,480 units in November, according to a company press release on 6 December. Out of these, 13,590 units were plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEV), which is a growth of 20.3% y/y. Sales of the MINI Coo...
    Sales of electrically chargeable vehicle in UK grow 93.8% y/y to 9,014 units in November
    Sales of electrically chargeable vehicles, which includes battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), has witnessed a growth of 93.8% year on year (y/y) to 9,014 units in November, according to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMM...
    Forecasting the implications of Euro 7 on powertrain technologies
    Introduction Governments around the world are beginning a substantial push towards a clean, zero-emissions society. While there are unquestionably challenges and obstacles to overcome in making this happen, the automotive industry is already showing its commitment to playing its part. Global t...
    BMW's global EV sales grow 8.6% y/y to 14,182 units in October
    German luxury and sportscar maker BMW announced on 8 November its sales results for the month of October and for the first 10 months of this year. Sales of the company’s electrified vehicles climbed to 14,182 units in October, which represents a rise of 8.6% year-on-year from the same ti...
    Sales of electrically chargeable vehicles in EU grow 51.8% y/y, to 110,630 units, in Q3
    Sales of electrically chargeable vehicles (ECVs) jumped 51.8% year on year (y/y), to 110,630 units, in the European Union (EU) during the third quarter ended 30 September 2019, the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) announced in a press release on 7 November. During the quarter, EC...
    Electric car sales in Norway fall 16.9% y/y, to 3,742 units, in October
    Electric car sales in Norway fell 16.9% year on year (y/y), to 3,742 units, in October, according to OFV, which cited data from the Norwegian Public Roads Administration. Zero-emission cars constituted 35.7% of Norway’s total car market in October, compared with 38.6% in the same month last y...
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