Global ev sales grow 109% in 2021, with domestic sales accounting for half
Canalys estimates that 6.5 million electric vehicles (EVs) will be sold globally in 2021, an increase of 109% over 2020.Note that electric vehicles in the report include pure trams and plug-in hybrids.Canalys noted that the total global auto market grew only 4% in 2021 due to the pandemic and parts shortages, while electric vehicle sales accounted for 9% of all passenger vehicle sales.Of the 6.5 million electric vehicles sold in 2021, 3.2 million — or fully half — will be in Mainland China.Jason Low, chief analyst at Canalys, said, “There will be 2 million more electric vehicles sold in China in 2021 than in 2020, accounting for 15 percent of domestic new car sales in 2021.Many new models are introduced every month in every important segment, from small and micro to mainstream and premium sedans and SUVs.””The Wuling Hongguang MiniEV remains the best-selling electric model in the Chinese mainland in 2021, and its success has inspired other manufacturers to launch similar models.After that tesla took the next two positions, and the Model Y passed the Model 3.But competition is intensifying as BYD expands its range of electric vehicles and becomes a leading ev brand with several popular pure electric and plug-in models.”After China, Europe ranked second with 2.3 million units sold, accounting for 35 percent of global ev sales and 85 percent of global ev sales combined with China.In terms of brands, Tesla leads the global ev market with a 14% share. Its latest Model Y went on sale in 2021 and soon surpassed the Model 3.Volkswagen Group ranked second with a market share of 12%. Compared with 2020, Volkswagen’s electric vehicles doubled in 2021. Nearly 60% of the group’s electric vehicle sales came from the Volkswagen brand, with strong support from Audi, Cupra, Porsche, SEAT and Skoda.Saic Ranked third, accounting for 11% of the market. In addition to the sales of its main wuling Hongguang MiniEV, baojun, Jp, Mg, Roewe and other brands also contributed a lot of sales.Byd, which ranked fourth with a 9 percent share, saw its electric vehicle sales grow more than 200 percent in 2021, expanding overseas markets in addition to launching dozens of models at home.