Battery EV sales rise despite supply constraints
Earlier this month the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) released its VFACTS data for the second quarter of 2022.
At the half-year mark, the sales of Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) totalled 9680, which was just 1.8% of the 537,858 new cars sold in Australia so far in 2022.
This compares with an estimate of 6500 Battery EV sales in the first half of 2021. Sales in 2022 would undoubtedly have been much higher were it not for the supply constraints affecting most models.
According to the VFACTS data, the ten biggest-selling BEV models were:
- Tesla Model 3 (3384 sales)
- Hyundai Kona (570)
- Polestar 2 (562)
- Volvo XC40 (505)
- Mercedes EQA250 (443)
- Hyundai Ioniq hatchback (385)
- Hyundai Ioniq 5 (321)
- Porsche Taycan (307)
- Kia EV6 (294)
- Nissan Leaf (226).
At the half-year mark, the sales of Plug-in Hybrid EVs (PHEVs) totalled 2941. The biggest-selling PHEV model was the MG HS.