According to TheElec, citing EV Volumes, total sales of electric vehicles in August exceeded half a million units. More precisely, it is said about 510 thousand cars, including countries for which data were not available.
It also reported that total sales have doubled from the same month a year ago. Interestingly, more than half of all-electric vehicles sold (about 260 thousand units) in August were registered in China. In Germany, about 52 thousand electric vehicles were sold, while in the US market, sales amounted to about 44 thousand units.
In France in August of this year, 17,000 electric vehicles were sold, in Norway - 14,000 vehicles, in South Korea, sales reached 9,600 units, which is 172% more compared to the same period last year.
EV Volumes also clarified that the launch of the Tesla Model Y and Hyundai Ioniq 5 in new markets spurred sales in August. Tesla Model 3 was the most popular electric vehicle, with total sales worldwide for the month amounted to 282 thousand units. EV Volumes predicts that total electric vehicle sales will reach 6.41 million units this year.