Half of electric cars sold are Chinese

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Of the nearly 3 million new electric cars sold worldwide in the first nine months of this year, no less than 45 percent are from a Chinese brand. This is evident from data from Jato Dynamics.

According to Jato Dynamics, 2.97 million new electric passenger cars were sold worldwide in the first nine months of this year, which is no less than 149 percent higher than in the same period last year. About 45 percent of that number comes from a Chinese brand. An enormous number, because it concerns about 1.34 million copies.

To be fair, the majority of electric cars sold between January and September remain in China. In fact, Jato Dynamics reports that 95 percent of Chinese brand electric cars sold worldwide are sold in the home country. In any case, China does play a major role in the international production of electric cars, including brands that are not officially designated as Chinese. Figures from Jato Dynamics show that an average of 6 out of 10 electric cars sold worldwide in the first nine months of this year were produced in China. Of course, this has everything to do with brands such as Tesla, Volvo and Polestar that produce some of their EVs there. For example, according to the figures, about half of all Teslas built between January and September this year were produced at Tesla’s Gigafactory in China.

Will we soon see many more Chinese EVs in the Netherlands and Europe? It just might. Aiways has been active in Europe for a year now and in addition to the electric cars from Polestar and Lynk & Co and MG, the Dutch car market has also been able to get acquainted with the cars of Seres, among others. More Chinese brands will be heading this way next year, including Ora, Wey, Xpeng, BYD, Nio, Byton and Hongqi.

– Thanks for information from Autoweek.nl

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