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    COVID-19 Impact Survey: Automotive Semiconductors Survey Results
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    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...
    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....
    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...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    Western European countries continue to dominate EV sales in EU
    In a press release dated 29 October, the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) said that sales of alternatively powered vehicles are following a highly uneven pattern across European Union (EU) member states. According to ACEA findings, consumer uptake of electrically chargeable cars ...
    Toyota's hybrid sales in Europe grow 16% y/y to 435,881 units in January to September period
    Toyota Motor Europe (TME) has reported a 16% year-on-year (y/y) growth in sales of hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) to 435,881 units in Europe during the first nine months of 2019, the company announced in a press release on 14 October. HEVs constituted 52% of TME’s total sales of 838,000 units dur...
    EV sales in Norway grow 26.5% y/y to 6086 units in September
    Sales of all-electric zero-emission cars in Norway grew 26.5% year on year (y/y), to 6,086 units, in September, according to OFV, which cited data from the Norwegian Public Roads Administration. Zero-emission cars constituted 54.5% of Norway’s total car market in September, compared with 45.3% in ...
    BMW's global electrified vehicle sales grow 10.1% y-o-y in September
    Sales of the electrified vehicle fleet of German car maker BMW grew by 10.1% year on year in September 2019 to 16,035 units. This was partly due to the launch of new BMW 330e sedan. However, the year-to-date number of BMW Group’s electrified vehicle sales as of September 2019 stood at 96,570 ...
    Norma Group wins major order for EV battery thermal management line systems
    German components manufacturer Norma Group has been awarded a major order for the manufacture of line systems for the thermal management of battery units. These battery units are intended for use in passenger cars that are electrically powered. Significance: The company, headquartered in Maintal,...
    Diesel car registrations across EU down 16.4% y-o-y to 1.3 million units in Q2 2019
    New diesel vehicle registrations across the European Union (EU) have slipped further in the second quarter of 2019. With new diesel car registrations having plummeted by 16.4% to 1.3 million units being sold in Q2 of this year, almost 60% of new cars that were registered during this time period were...
    NEV sales in China fall 4.7% y/y to 80,000 units in July
    Sales of new energy vehicles (NEV) in China fell 4.7% year on year (y/y) to 80,000 units during July, China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) announced on its website on 13 August. This includes 61,000 battery electric vehicles (BEV), growing 1.6% y/y, and 19,000 plug-in hybrid vehicles...
    UK's PEV sales fall 7.9% y/y to 4035 units in July
    Sales of plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) in the United Kingdom fell by 7.9% year on year (y/y) to 4,035 units in July, the Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT) announced in a press release on 5 August. The sales dropped mainly due to plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEV), the sales of which d...
    Electrified vehicle sales in South Korea grow 30% y/y to 70,142 units in H1
    Sales of electrified vehicles increased 30.4% year on year (y/y) to 70.142 units during the first half of 2019, ended 30 June, Yonhap News Agency reported on 21 July, citing data from Korea Automobile Manufacturers Association (KAMA) and foreign automakers. In all, eco-friendly vehicles accounted fo...
    South Korea's electrified vehicle exports grow 33.1% on average between 2012 and 2018
    South Korea’s export of electrified vehicles grew 33.1% on average between 2012 and 2018 to 196,000 units, The Korea Herald reported on 16 July citing data from the Korea Automobile Manufacturer Association. Electrified vehicle exports accounted for 8% of total automotive exports from South Korea ...
    Toyota's HEV sales grow 18% y/y to 303,400 units in Europe during first half
    Toyota Motor Europe (TME) has reported an 18% year-on-year (y/y) growth in sales of hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) to 303,400 units in Europe during the first half of 2019, the company announced in a press release on 10 July. HEVs constituted more than 52% of TME’s total sales of 578,400 uni...
    BMW's electrified vehicle sales fall 1.8% y/y to 59,593 units in H1
    BMW has reported a fall of 1.8% year-on-year (y/y) in sales of its electrified vehicles to 59,593 units globally during the first half of 2019, according to a company press release on 10 July. BMW witnessed a bigger fall of 15.8% y/y in its electric vehicle sales during June to 11,684 units. The com...
    NIO sells 3,553 EVs in China during Q2
    Chinese electric vehicle (EV) startup NIO has sold 3,553 units of EVs in China during the second quarter ended 30 June 2019, the company announced in a press release on 10 July. This includes 3,140 units of the ES8 and 413 units of the recently launched ES6. In June, NIO sold 1,340 units, which incl...
    UK's plug-in EV sales fall 22.4% y/y to 4,729 units in June
    Sales of plug-in electric vehicles (PEV) have fallen 22.4% year-on-year to 4,729 units in June, according to a press release by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) on 4 July. While sales of battery electric vehicles (BEV) grew by a healthy 61.7% y/y to 2,461 units, sales of pl...
    BMW's electrified vehicle sales fall 22.6% y/y in June
    BMW reported a fall of 22.6% year on year (y/y) in electrified vehicle sales in the United States in June, according to a company press release on 3 July. BMW sold 2,253 electrified vehicles in June 2018. Significance: BMW has reiterated that it expects sales of electrified vehicles to pick up on...
    Tesla production up to 87,048 vehicles during Q2
    Tesla produced 87,048 vehicles during the second quarter that ended on 30 June 2019, growth of 12.9% quarter on quarter (q/q), the company announced on its website on 2 July. This is the highest number of vehicles Tesla has ever produced during a quarter. This included 72,531 units of the Model 3 an...
    BMW's cumulative global sales of electrified vehicles cross 400,000 units
    BMW’s cumulative sales of electrified vehicles has touched 406,7656 units globally since the launch of BMW i3 in November 2013, the company announced in a press release on 13 June. In May 2019, BMW’s electrified vehicle sales increased 9.8% year-on-year (y/y) to 11,222 units, which included a 40...
    Electric car sales in Norway grows 59.9% y/y to 4,655 units in May
    Sales of all-electric zero-emission car in Norway grew 59.9% year-on-year (y/y) to 4,655 units in April, according to OFV which cited data from Norwegian Public Roads Administration. Three of the new passenger cars with zero emissions that were registered in May were hydrogen fuel-cell cars. The zer...
    BMW's electrified vehicle sales in US fall 29.7% y/y in May
    BMW announced that sales of its electrified vehicles in the United States fell 29.7% year-on-year (y/y) in May, according to a company press release on 3 June. BMW, however, did not release the exact sales figure for the month. Significance: BMW has been facing headwinds in its sales of its elect...
    Audi sells 856 e-tron EVs in US in May
    Audi has sold 856 units of e-tron all-electric sport utility vehicle in May in the United States, the company announced in a press release on 3 June. In 2019 year-to-date, Audi has sold 1,109 units of e-tron. Significance: Audi started selling e-tron SUV in the United States in April and sold 253...
    NIO delivers 1,089 all-electric ES8 SUV in May
    Electric vehicle start-up NIO sold 1.089 units of all-electric ES8 sport utility vehicle (SUV) in China in May, the company announced in a press release on 4 June. In total, NIO has sold 6,2020 units since the beginning of the year, and 17,550 units cumulatively since the launch. “In light of the ...
    Electric car sales in Norway grow 25.1% y/y to 4,462 units in April
    Sales of all-electric zero-emission car in Norway grew 25.1% year-on-year (y/y) to 4,462 units in April, according to OFV which cited data from Norwegian Public Roads Administration. The all-electric cars constituted 39.6% of Norway’s total car market in April. Sales of new all-electric vans also ...
    Electrified vehicle sales in UK grow 12.9% y/y to 10,249 units in April
    Sales of electrified vehicles, which includes battery electric vehicle (BEV), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV), and hybrid petrol and hybrid diesel electric vehicles, in the United Kingdom has witnessed a growth of 12.9% year-on-year (y/y) to 10,249 units in April, according to figures releas...
    PEV sales in Europe grow 40% y/y in Q1 to more than 99,000 units
    Sales of plug-in electric vehicles (PEV) jumped 40% year-on-year (y/y) to 99,174 units in Europe during the first quarter, European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) announced in a press release today (8 May). Within this segment, battery electric vehicle (BEV) sales grew substantially (+8...
    Toyota's electrified vehicle sales in Canada grow 82% y/y to 3,876 units in April
    Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) has reported a growth of 82% year on year (y/y) in sales of its electrified vehicles in Canada in April, the company announced in a press release on 1 May. Made-in-Canada Toyota RAV4 hybrid was the most popular electrified vehicle with sales of 2,112 units during the month, ...
    BMW's EV sales in US fall 55.7% y/y to 1,147 units in March
    BMW has reported a 55.7% year-on-year (y/y) fall in sales of electrified vehicles in March in the United States to 1,147 units, the company announced in a press release earlier this month. BMW i3, the all-electric hatchback saw a significant fall of 64% y/y in sales during the month to 359 units in ...
    Share of hybrids cross 50% of total vehicle sales for Toyota during first quarter in Europe
    In a press release dated 10 April, Toyota announced that 51% of its total vehicle sales of 279,000 units in Europe came from hybrid variants during the first quarter of 2019. The company said that hybrids witnessed a 14% year-on-year (y/y) growth in sales, taking Toyota's total market share in ...
    Total sales of Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV crosses 200,000
    Cumulative sales of plug-in hybrid Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has crossed the 200,000 mark globally, the company announced on 11 April. The sport utility vehicle (SUV) was launched in 2013 and is currently available in more than 50 countries worldwide. Significance: Mitsubishi Outlander ...
    Tesla's EV deliveries more than double y/y in Q1 to 63,000 units
    Tesla has reported a growth of 110% year-on year (y/y) in its vehicle delivery to 63,000 units during the first quarter ended 31 March 2019, according to a company press release on 3 April. This included approximately 50,900 Model 3 and 12,100 Model S and X vehicles. Production during the quarter to...
    NIO sells nearly 4,000 all-electric ES8 SUV during first quarter of 2019
    NIO has sold 3,989 units of the all-electric ES8 sport utility vehicle (SUV) during the first three months of 2019, the company announced in a press release on 2 April. A total of 1,373 ES8s were delivered in March, 811 in February, and 1,805 units in January. In total, since its launch, NIO has del...
    Cumulative sales of FCEVs total 6,500 units in US
    Cumulative sales of fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEV) in the United States between January 2015 and February 2019 touched 6,558 units, according to the United States Department of Energy (DOE). Toyota Mirai was the best selling FCEV in the country followed by Honda Clarity, Hyundai Tucson and recen...
    Nissan LEAF's cumulative sales cross 400,000 globally
    Nissan has announced that cumulative sales of its all-electric hatchback LEAF models have crossed 400,000 units globally, according to a company press release on 5 March. The company has also announced that it will launch the LEAF in  six new markets in Latin America in the first half of t...
    PEV, hybrid sales in UK up 34% y/y to 4,521 units in February
    Sales of plug-in electric vehicles (PEV) and hybrid electric vehicles (HEV) grew 34% year-on year (y/y) to 4,521 units in February, according to Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). During the month, sales of PEVs, which include battery electric vehicles (BEV) and plug-in hybrid electr...
    BMW EV sales in February fall 42.7% y/y to 1,110 units in US
    BMW continued to face headwinds in electric vehicle (EV) sales in the United States during February with sales falling 42.7% year-on-year (y/y) to 1,110 units. According to a company press release on 1 March, electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) accounted for 4.7% of total BMW Group ...
    Sales of hybrids, EVs in US state California rise 37.6% y/y in Q4 2018
    California has witnessed a growth of 37.6% year-on-year (y/y) in sales of hybrid vehicles (HEV) and plug-in electric vehicles (PEV) combined during the fourth quarter of 2018 to 70,899 units, according to California Center for Jobs and The Economy, which cited data from California New Car Dealers As...
    Renault’s EV sales cross 200,000 units mark in Europe
    Renault has sold over 200,000 electric vehicles (EV) cumulatively in Europe, the company announced in a press release on 26 February.  The company sold nearly half of these vehicles, around 100,000, in France. The figure includes sales of all-electric ZOE, Kangoo Z.E., Master Z.E. and the Twizy...
    EV sales in China more than double y/y to 96,000 units in January
    Sales of plug-in electric (PEV) vehicles jumped nearly 175% year on year (y/y) to 96,000 units in January, news website CleanTechnica reported on 24 February. During the month, PEVs accounted for 4.8% of total automobile sales in China. According to report, BYD Yuan EV was the best-selling model wit...
    BMW's global EV sales grow 1.4% y/y to 7,234 units in January
    Sales of BMW Group’s electrified vehicles globally grew of 1.4% year-on-year (y/y) to 7,234 units in January, according to a company press release on 13 February. The all-electric BMW i3 was the company’s best-selling EV for the month with sales of 2,598 units, which is a growth of 30.4% y/y, fo...
    Global plug-in vehicle registrations cross 2.2 million units in 2018
    Registrations of plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) crossed 2.2 million units globally in 2018, according to the Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW). This is a growth of over 75% year on year (y/y). China remained the single largest market for EVs with sales of o...
    Plug-in EV sales in EU grow 38.2% y/y in 2018 to 301,847 units
    Sales of plug-in electric vehicles in European Union (EU) grew 33.1% year-on-year (y/y) to 86,372 units in 2018, European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) announced in a press release on 7 February. The electrically-chargeable vehicles (ECV) accounted for 2% of new cars registered across ...
    BMW's EV sales dip 13% y/y in US to 996 units in January
    BMW has reported a fall of 13% year-on-year (y/y) in electric vehicle (EV) sales to 996 units in the United States in January, according to a company press release on 1 February. Sales of BMW and MINI electrified vehicles, which include plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) and battery electric ve...
    UK EV sales grow 19% y/y to 59,911 in 2018
    Sales of  battery electric vehicles (BEV) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) in the United Kingdom grew 19% year-on-year (y/y) to 59,911 units in 2018, reported Tyrepress on 4 February. During fourth quarter of 2018, UK witnessed sales of 15,057 plug-in cars. During the full year, South...
    Nissan sells more than 40,000 LEAF EVs in Europe in 2018
    With more than 40,000 units sold, Nissan LEAF was the best-selling electric vehicle (EV) in Europe in 2018, the automaker announced in a press release on 21 January. Nissan also informed that in 2018, LEAF was the best-selling car overall in Norway, where more than 12,000 units of the EV were sold. ...
    BMW sells over 140,000 electrified vehicles globally in 2018
    BMW sold 142,617 electrified vehicles globally during 2018, 38.4% more than the previous year, the company announced in a press release on 10 January. Electrified vehicles accounted for 6% of total BMW and MINI sales in 2018, compared with 4% in 2017. With 75,000 electrified vehicles delivered to cu...
    EVs account for 31.2% of total new car sales in Norway during 2018
    Norway reported sales of nearly 46,092 pure electric vehicles (EV) during 2018, accounting for 31.2% of the total new cars sold in the country during the year, Reuters reported on 2 January citing Norwegian Road Federation (NRF). The share of EVs in total car sales has increased from 20.8% in 2017. ...
    Tesla’s Q4 production up 8% q/q to 86,555 units
    Tesla has reported a growth of 8% quarter-on-quarter (q/q) in vehicle production during the fourth quarter of 2018 to 86,555 units, according to a company press release on 2 January. The US-based electric vehicle (EV) maker produced 61,394 units of Model 3, and 25,161 units of Model S and X during t...
    France's electric car sales grow 111% y/y in November to 3,541 units
    Sales of private all-electric vehicles (BEVs) in France grew 111% year on year (y/y) to 3,541 units in November, Avere France announced in a press release earlier this month. France also witnessed sales of 827 electric light trucks during the month, which is a growth of 67.7% y/y.  Among privat...
    Mitsubishi sells 5,052 units of Outlander PHEV in 2018 YTD in Canada
    Mitsubishi sold 5,052 units of Outlander PHEV (plug-in hybrid electric vehicle) during January-November 2018 in Canada, news website Green Car Congress reported on 4 December. According to the report, 47% of Outlander PHEV sales accrued from Québec, the second biggest province in Canada. This is al...
    BMW’s EV sales in November drop 15% y/y to 2,314 units in US
    BMW Group has reported a 15% year-on-year (y/y) fall in sales of electrified vehicles (EV) in the United States to 2,314 units in November, according to a company press release on 3 December. Sales of BMW and MINI electrified vehicles, which include plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) and batter...
    Cumulative EV sales cross 1 million units in the US
    Cumulative sales of plug-in vehicles (PEVs) in the United States totaled 1 million units by the end of October 2018, the Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy announced on its website on 26 November. The sales number included plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) and battery electric vehicles...
    Kia's hybrid and electric car sales in Europe up 42.5% y/y to 43,099 units in January-September 2018
    Sales of Kia’s hybrid and electric car in Europe grew 42.5% year-on-year (y/y) to 43,099 units during the January to September 2018 period, the company announced in a press release on 17 October. Electrified vehicle sales accounted for 11.2% of the Kia’s European sales. The company informed that...
    Tesla vehicle production grows 50% q/q to 80,142 vehicles in Q3
    Tesla has reported a 50% quarter-on-quarter (q/q) growth in vehicle production to 80,142 units for the third quarter ended 30 September 2018, according to a company press release earlier this month. The company produced 53,239 units of Model 3, and 26,903 units of Model S and X vehicles during the q...
    BMW's EV sales up 35% y/y to 14,559 units in September
    BMW Group’s electrified vehicle (EV) sales have jumped 35% year-on-year (y/y) in September to 14,559 units globally, the company announced in a press release on 12 October. During the first three quarters, the group’s EV sales totaled 97,543 units, which is a growth of 42% y/y. “One very posit...
    Nissan sells 26,000 LEAF EVs in Europe during first eight months of 2018
    Nissan sold 26,000 units of its all-electric car LEAF in Europe during the first eight months of 2018, the company announced in a press release today (10 October). The automaker delivered nearly 8,000 units of the EV to corporate fleets throughout Europe. The LEAF has registered strong sales in mark...
    Plug-in EV sales grow 42% y/y in H1 to 195,000 units in Europe
    Sales of plug-in cars in Europe increased 42% year-on-year (y/y) to 195,000 units in the first half of 2018, according to news website CleanTechnica. With the growth, the share of plug-in electric vehicles (EV) in total vehicle sales in Europe touched 2%. Battery electric vehicles (BEV) accounted fo...
    BMW's plug-in vehicle sales in US down 7.2% y/y to 1,859 units in July
    Combined sales of BMW and MINI’s electrified vehicles (EVs), including all-electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, in the United States fell 7.2% year on year (y/y) to 1,859 units in July, BMW announced in a company press release on 1 August. Sales of BMW and MINI EVs accounted for 7.1% of ...
    Plug-in vehicle registrations in UK up 25% y/y to 28,054 units in H1
    Sales of plug-in electric vehicles (EV), which includes all-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles, in the United Kingdom increased 25% year-on-year (y/y) to 28,054 units during the first half ended 30 June 2018, according to a press release by Go Ultra Low campaign on 13 July. The growth was driven b...
    All-electric vehicle sales in France up 11.7% y/y to 18,060 in H1 2018
    Sales of all-electric vehicles (BEV) in France totaled 18,060 units – including 14,381 private BEVs and 3,679 electric vans – in the first six months of 2018, recording a growth of 11.7% year-on-year (y/y), Avere France announced in a press release on 5 July. June proved to be a strong month, &n...
    BMW's electrified vehicles sales grow 20.2% y/y in June to 2,253 in US
    BMW Group’s sales of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles in the United States increased 20.2% year on year (y/y) to 2,253 units in June, the company announced in a press release on 3 July. This includes sales under both BMW and MINI brands. Electrified vehicles accounted for 7% of BMW’s total v...
    Tesla's Q2 production up 55% q/q to 53,339 units
    Tesla produced 53,339 vehicles during the second quarter ended 30 June 2018, 55% more than the previous quarter, the company announced in a press release on 2 July. This included 28,578 units of Model 3 and 24,761 units of Model S and X. Tesla delivered 40,740 vehicles during the second quarter, of ...
    Italy aims to have 1 million EVs on road by 2022
    Italy is aiming to have 1 million electric vehicles (EV) on its roads by 2022, Bloomberg reported on 25 June citing a government official Luigi Di Maio. According to the report, it could cost the Italian government close to USD10 billion in incentives to achieve the target. Significance: Italy ha...
    BMW's EV sales grow 41% y/y to 46,849 units in first five months of 2018
    BMW has reported a 41% year-on-year (y/y) growth in sales of its plug-in vehicles, including the BMW i, BMW iPerformance, and MINI electric vehicles (EVs), to 46,849 units for the first five months of 2018, according to a company press release on 12 June. The company informed that in the January ...
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