The BYD Atto 3 & MG ZS EV Take Prime Two Positions In New Zealand’s Could EV Gross sales Desk

13,354 automobiles had been registered in Could in New Zealand. Of those, 1,219 had been model new battery electrical automobiles (BEVs). Which means about 9% of them had been absolutely electrical. In whole, 1,526 BEVs had been registered in Could in New Zealand, together with used car imports. In New Zealand, used car imports are allowed, and normally on the BEV aspect, these are dominated by used Nissan LEAFs from locations like Japan. In Could, 290 used Nissan LEAFs had been registered in New Zealand, which is sort of 20 occasions greater than the model new Nissan LEAFs registered in that interval, as solely 15 new LEAFs had been registered.

In line with knowledge shared just lately by EVDB New Zealand, the highest promoting BEV in Could was the BYD Atto 3 with 223 models, adopted by SAIC’s MG ZS EV with 204 models. The Hyundai Ioniq 5 was in third place with 120 models, adopted by the Tesla Mannequin 3 in fourth, and the Tesla Mannequin Y rounded out the highest 5 with 77 models.

Could BEV Gross sales in New Zealand

Wanting on the final 3 months, the BYD Atto 3 tops the record once more with 1,024 models, adopted carefully by the Tesla Mannequin Y with 965 models and the MG ZS EV in third with 623 models. Kia’s EV6 is in fourth with 326 models and the Tesla Mannequin 3 rounds off the highest 5 with 285 models.

Used Nissan LEAF registrations would truly be in third place if we mix new automobiles gross sales with used ones. 892 used Nissan LEAFs had been registered in New Zealand within the final 3 months.

It’s nice to see that registrations of latest BEVs in New Zealand had been near 10% final month. We’re beginning to see these rising market shares of BEVs in additional international locations around the globe outdoors the same old suspects like Norway and China. Lately, we noticed that 12.5% of vehicles bought in Singapore in Q1 had been battery-electric automobiles. The Israeli market can be beginning to make some appreciable progress, as illustrated by BEVs accounting for 16.6% of all vehicles bought to date this 12 months. In Israel, New Zealand, and Singapore, BYD is now persistently exhibiting up within the management positions on the gross sales charts. BYD is accelerating its export drive and opening up in a number of markets around the globe, and can be including extra fashions to its export lineup. The BYD Dolphin is one to look out for because it will get added to extra markets around the globe. The one I’m actually enthusiastic about is the smaller BYD Seagull, and I hope the Seagull will get added to the export roster ASAP.

Small hatchbacks dominate car gross sales in lots of international locations, as they’re extra inexpensive for lots of shoppers. Small electrical hatchbacks just like the BYD Seagull have potential to assist speed up the adoption of electrical automobiles.


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