finished 33,410 Australians bought an electric car in 2022 – representing a huge increase on the modest 2017 figure of 1123 battery-powered vehicles on Australian roads.
- Tesla easily tops the EV sales charts.
- BYD makes big moves in a short period of time.
- Pollster, Volvo are now established in the space.
There is, of course, a caveat. As Tesla – Australia’s largest EV seller by a large margin – began reporting its sales to the FCAI in March 2022.
The month saw Tesla register a bulk load of Model 3s (4417 to be exact), giving the US startup the 15th best-selling brand despite only bringing one vehicle into the country at the time.
Since then, Tesla has continued to dominate sales — and news of new price cuts this week will likely only continue that growth.
As the larger boats arrive at the docks, the numbers increase despite a few weeks off. It all came out in the wash, though, according to Tesla 19,594 total sales With the combination of the Model 3 sedan and the Model Y medium SUV.
Tesla also excelled globally in 2022. 1.3 million sold, According to the brand’s own reporting. However, tough times are ahead for Tesla, which has seen its stock prices fall amid expectations of a slowdown in sales in China.
As more new competition Volkswagen ID.4 And MG 4 Come this year, the EV sales race will only heat up.
Top 10 Best Selling Electric Vehicles in Australia
The best-selling EV in Australia was the Tesla Model 3, with 10,877 sold for 33 percent of all battery electric sales.. The Model 3 not only dominated its fuel segment, it also creamed the hybrid and petrol Toyota Camry (9538).
Tesla’s Model Y medium SUV may have only launched in June, but the American brand has moved 8,718 units of its mid-size SUV – far ahead of another newcomer. BYD Atto 3 (2113). We’re still waiting for sales figures for the MG ZS EV, but hopefully it ends up in the same ballpark as the Atto 3.
Then another new start-up EV maker came along Polyester His provision of 1524 2 sedansafter this Hyundai Kona Electric (1096) And Volvo’s XC40 Recharge Pure Electric
Notably, among legacy manufacturers, Volvo had the strongest EV share.
Sales of the XC40 and C40 battery electric vehicles combined account for 14 percent of the brand’s annual sales – justifying Sweden’s early leap into electrification. The C40 alone sold 491 examples after just one month on sale.
Hyundai took another spot in the top 10, with the larger Ioniq 5 (756), followed by a strong showing from the Mercedes-Benz EQA (580).
When the MG ZS EV sales figures come in, the Kia EV6 will likely fall just short of a spot in the top 10, with 564 sales to its name. Ask Kia, though, and you’ll hear that its only problem is getting supply to meet demand.
Electric Vehicle Sales YTD 2022
Note: MG and Lexus have yet to provide wheelset sales figures for the EV derivatives of the ZS and UX. This article will be updated when this data becomes available.
|Australia’s best-selling electric cars|
|Model||Sales (year to date)|
|Tesla Model 3||10,877|
|Tesla Model Y||8718|
|BYD Atto 3||2113|
|Hyundai Kona EV||1096|
|Volvo XC40 Recharge||983|
|Hyundai Ioniq 5||756|
|Kia Niro EV||371|
|Mazda MX-30 E35||74|
|Audi E-Tron GT||13|