Top EVs by Model in 2020 and Partial Q1 2021 EV Sales

Global sales of EVs in 2020 increased by 39 percent year on year to 3.1 million units. The final 2020 plugin share was 4% of total car sales and battery electric vehicles were 2.8% of total car sales (2.2 million BEV). Plug-in hybrid sales in 2020 were about 900k.

EV sales by model in 2020.

1. Tesla Model 3. 365,240 sold. Battery capacities 54, 62, 75 or 82 kWh. Range – 220-319 miles. MSRP range: $37,990 – $54,990

2. Wuling Hong Guang Mini EV. SAIC-GM. 119,225 sold (China). Battery capacities 9.2, 13.8 kWh, Range 110 miles. Price: $5000

3. Renault Zoe. 100,431 sold. Battery capacities: 52 kW·h. Range: 245 miles Price: $26000.

4. Tesla Model Y. 79734 sold. Battery capacities 60, 80 kWh. Range – 244-326 miles. MSRP range: $40000 – $61,000. 2021 (40k option dropped. Starting price is $49000.)

5. Hyundai Kona. 65075 sold. Battery capacities 64 kWh. Range: 258 miles. MSRP range: $39000-46000.

6. Volkswagen ID3 [VW]. 56937 sold (all in Europe). Battery capacities 45, 58, 77 kwh. Range: 205-341 miles. MSRP range: $42000-59000.

7. Nissan Leaf. 55724 sold. 150-226 miles. MSRP: $31600-38200.

8. Audi e-tron [VW]. 47928 sold. Battery 95 kwh. 218 miles range. MSRP: $79000

9. Baujun e-series. SAIC-GM-Wuling. 47704 sold (China). Battery 24 kwh. Range: 130.5–167.8 mi Price: $7700-9100.

10. GW Ora R1 / Black cat. 46796 sold (China). Battery 33 kWh. 187-mile range. Price: $8600-11300.

11. GAC Aion S. 45626 sold (China). 58 kwh, 317 mile range. Price: $24000

12. BYD Qin Pro EV. 41621 sold (china). 323 mile range. 53.1/56.4/69.5 kwh. $27000

The three top Volkwagen EV models (Audi E-tron, ID-3 and others) had about 27000 in sales in Jan, Feb 2021 compared to 73000 for Tesla model 3 and model Y. In March, 2021, Tesla had 107,000 sales of the Model 3 and Model Y. First month of ID4 sales were about 640 sales.

In 2020, Greenpeace has accused Volkswagen of selling about 65000 BEV and PHEV to its dealers.

Volkswagen was predicted to catch up to Tesla by some analysts by 2022. So far in 2021, Volkswagen EV sales have fallen further behind Tesla.

Jan and Feb 2021, had about 400,000 BEV sales. March 2021 numbers will not be available for a couple of weeks. China had 176,000 EV sold in March. BEV sales for the first quarter did not exceed 736000. This would mean that Tesla’s share of BEV sales in Q1 2021 is about 25% by unit volume or more.

Tesla’s share of BEV sales revenue in 2021 and 2020 was higher (about 35%) because many EVs sold in China were $5000-12000 BEVs.

SOURCES- EV Sales, Cleantechnica
Written by Brian Wang, Nextbigfuture.com (Brian owns shares of Tesla)

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