The five most popular EVs in Australia last year were all made in China.
Sales from electric car across Australia almost double in 2022 to 33,410 vehicles, equivalent to about 3.0 percent of the total new vehicle market.
Factors such as high fuel costs, a strong shift to BEVs from luxury brands, and the proliferation of state and federal rebates and tax benefits are all helping. Persistent shortages do not…
While we expect 2023 to be an even bigger year for BEVs, with more affordable offerings on the way, it’s time to reflect on the year.
So what is the best selling BEV in Australia?
Tesla dominated, grabbing just under 60 percent market share with a combined 19,594 sales to rank 16th in the overall market – ahead of Audi and Honda.
The Model 3 (10,877 sales) broke Toyota Camry’s decades-long run as Australia’s best-selling mid-size sedan, and doubled the sales of its nearest ICE rival: the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.
Model Y found 8717 homes and is the best-selling mid-size premium SUV on the market by a small margin.
Third is the impressive BYD Atto 3 which, despite only being delivered throughout November and December, took third place with 2113 sales.
The Polestar 2 had a strong first full year with 1554 sales as it cemented itself as a key market like-for-like rival to the Model 3.
Last year’s runner-up MG ZS EV – which retains its $44,990 drive-away price despite receiving some upgrades this year – finished a touch further back at 1119 units, but still edged out the Hyundai Kona (1096).
Next come the Volvo XC40 (983), Hyundai Ioniq 5 (756), Mercedes-Benz EQA (624), and BMW iX3 (593), thus completing the top 10.
Here is the full list, which consists of 40 EV models:
|Tesla Model 3||10,877|
|Tesla Model Y||8717|
|BYD Atto 3||2113|
|Hyundai Ioniq 5||756|
|Audi e-tron SUV||129|
|Mercedes-Benz EQS sedan||70|
|Audi e-tron GT||13|
|LDV delivery 9||5|
|LDV MIFA 9||2|