https://insideevs.com/news/523737/us-be ... es-2021q2/
US: BEV Sales Exceed 100,000 In Q2 2021 For The First Time
The volume more than tripled year-over-year.
In the second quarter of 2021, the U.S. auto market has rebounded by almost 50% year-over-year to over 4.4 million units (from a low base in 2020). . . .
Data provided by Cox Automotive and Kelley Blue Book indicate that all-electric car sales exceeded 100,000 in a quarter for the very first time (it was close in Q1 2021). All types of hybrids together are above 250,000.
U.S. - Q2 2021 (partially estimated):
BEVs: 118,233 (up 254.9% from 33,312) and 2.7% of the market
HEVs + PHEVs: 258,028 (up 181.0% from 91,667) and 5.8% of the market
Total xEVs: 376,261 (up 201.1% from 124,979) and 8.5% of the market (4,412,737)
Market share of 8.5% for xEVs is quite an improvement from 4.2% a year ago. BEVs at 2.7% are still far behind Europe, but at least they improved from just 1.1% in Q2 2020.
U.S. - Q1-Q2 2021 (partially estimated):
BEVs: 216,917 (up 114% from 101,452) and 2.6% of the market
HEVs + PHEVs: 464,492 (up 141% from 192,558) and 5.6% of the market
Total xEVs: 681,409 (up 132% from 294,010) and 8.2% of the market (8,320,475). . . .
Unfortunately, no breakdown of PHEV sales. Given high gas prices (my corner station just hit $4.50/gal.) I'm not surprised to see EV sales increase, although as expected more are HEV/PHEVs than BEVs. More interesting to me is that we're seeing a significant increase in the % of non-Teslas making up BEV sales; the article notes that Tesla were 64% of BEV sales in Q2-2021, but 71% in Q1 and 83% in Q2-2020, so we're finally seeing a number of mainstream automakers offering desirable BEVs.
https://insideevs.com/news/523457/europ ... june-2021/
Europe: Plug-Ins Take 18.5% Of The Market In June 2021
Passenger car sales in Europe (26 European markets, monitored by JATO Dynamics) struggle to rebound to pre-pandemic levels.
In June, almost 1.27 million new cars were registered (up 13% year-over-year), but it's still noticeably less than 1.47 million in 2019 and 1.6 million in 2018.
On the other hand, plug-in electric cars sell better and better with around 230,000 units in June and a record market share of 18.5% (up from 8.2% a year ago)!
All-electric cars were in the majority over plug-in hybrids:
Total: 230,000 (18.5% market share). . . .
https://insideevs.com/news/523552/ev-sa ... ia-spring/
EV Sales In Italy Grow In June With Dacia Spring Debut
. . . The Italian car market keeps recovering from last year’s debacle, scoring a total of over 150,000 registrations – almost 13% more than the 133,000 recorded a year prior, but still lower than 2019 June levels. Petrol and diesel powertrains are in an unstoppable retreat, with 30.3% and 22.4% market share respectively, and double digit reductions year-on-year (YoY). Traditional hybrids score a solid 27.4%, slightly lower than recent records, yet ready to overtake petrol any month now as the most popular powertrain in the market.
Fully electric cars reach near record highs again as the quarter ends, with 7,025 units and almost 4.7% share of the market, in fact, the second-best share in a healthy market after last December, when it reached 6% with the year-end push. This month’s result is more than triple (+214%) the number of registrations just twelve months ago, when the count stopped at 2,237 units, confirming the steep rise of this early exponential phase of growth, with new models popping up every month.
Plug-in hybrids confirm their current lead over pure electrics, reaching 7,118 units and a similar 4.7% market share. This is also their third-best result to date, with an over fourfold YoY growth (!) from the 1,647 registrations of June 2020. PHEVs are enjoying increasing interest in the Italian market following subdued sales in previous years, as more and more small-size SUVs with a plug are released by legacy brands.
The first six months of 2021 have rewarded plug-in hybrids perhaps simply for this very reason: a broader choice among popular body styles (that is, compact crossovers). If that’s the case, BEVs could soon recover their leading position as the number of new fully electric models of this kind keeps soaring. Either way, this month’s overall market share of 9.4% for plug-in cars (second highest result to date for Italy) is likely to be the new base from which an exciting second half of the year will build momentum. . . .