Electric Car Sales hit 4.7% in Australia, led by Tesla and BYD

BYD Atto 3

Electric car sales continue to grow in November hitting 4.7 per cent of total car sales in Australia. Leading the way are the Tesla Model Y and BYD Atto 3 - both new entrants to the market in 2022.

A total of 95,080 vehicles were sold in November, comprising 4,457 battery-electric vehicles and 429 plug-in hybrids. The top three selling BEVs as reported by FCAI include:

It is noted these reported figures do not include figures for EV models built on shared ICE/EV Platforms such as the MG ZS EV, Volvo XC40/C40, Hyundai Kona EV, Kia Niro EV and Genesis GV70/GV80.

EV sales by vehicle type

Australia's love affair with SUV's hasn't changed with the switch to electric, comprising 84 per cent of total electric vehicle sales. Most of these sales were generated by the Tesla Model Y, BYD Atto 3 and MG ZS EV (sales figures not confirmed).

Annual EV sales trends

Despite a year impacted by supply chain issues, exacerbated by lockdowns in China, EV sales for 2022 have already surpassed the prior year (2021) sales by 7,673 (37%) vehicles.

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Danny is a consultant and entrepreneur working at the cutting edge of the electric vehicle and energy transition. He is passionate about educating and helping consumers make better decisions through data. He is the founder of zecar and is currently the EV Innovation Manager at Endeavour Energy.

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