Some media have already anticipated the potential success of China's BYD company, reporting its rise to number one in the electric car segment and victory over Tesla, but in fact, after the hybrids were cut off, the Chinese rival remained second. Hyundai has also made a major leap over the past 12 months, doubling the sales volume of electric vehicles, allowing the Korean company to rank fifth in the world.
The Japanese edition of Nihon Keizai Shimbun, as explained by Business Korea, analysed the statistics of MarkLines, which summarized the sales of electric vehicles in 66 countries. In the first half of this year Tesla was able to maintain world leadership with 564,000 sold electric vehicles. In second place, a Chinese BYD with 324,000 electric vehicles was well placed, although it was in fourth place a year ago. It is believed that such progress was achieved by BYD ' s concentration on medium- and primary-level electric vehicles, especially in the Chinese market.
Hyundai Motor doubled the volume of electric car sales to 169,000, including the KIA subsidiary products. In the United States alone, over 10,000 electric vehicles have been sold since the beginning of the year to each of the Hyundai IONIQ models 5 and KIA EV6. The Korea Motor Concern was ranked fifth in the top 10 electric car manufacturers. However, the Renault-Nissan alliance, which produced Leaf's once largest electric car, was ranked sixth in the first half of this year.
Toyota and Honda, with 10,000 cars sold, each reached only the top 20 manufacturers, and in the third place, with 310,000 cars sold, was the joint venture SAIC, GM and Wuling, which in China produces very popular, compact, and so on. So, in the first three, there's only one non-China car manufacturer, Tesla, which still produces the bulk of the cars exported in the territory of the PRC.