Tesla Mannequin 3 and SUVs prime electrical automobile gross sales to this point in 2022


The Tesla Mannequin 3 and a lot of electrical SUVs are proving to be the highest selections for drivers going electrical to this point in 2022.

Electrical car gross sales in Australia are pushing increased, regardless of a world panorama tainted by provide chain and logistics points, the continuing Covid-19 pandemic, and the battle in Ukraine.

As we reported on Friday, new figures from the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) confirmed that it’s Volvo and its all-electric offshoot Polestar that claimed the top-selling spots within the month of Might, largely as a result of Tesla has all however stopped delivering automobiles to Australia in latest months.

The Pushed’s newest charts, based mostly on this information, and in contrast in opposition to 2021, give us an perception into the altering market. (See chart at finish of story).

In Tesla phrases, Might 2022 can also be a far cry from Might 2021. This time final yr, a veritable “Tesla military” was readying to reach on Australia’s shores because the Californian carmaker met file orders for the quarter and endeavoured to outsell even common Toyota mainstays.

That month, it was estimated that 1,500 Mannequin 3s arrived by ship from China, leading to a viral video set to the tune of “The Imperial March” from Star Wars.

In 2022, Tesla has confronted vital points because it was compelled to lockdown in Shanghai. However, the Mannequin 3 stays the primary best-selling electrical automobile in Australia in 2022.

Up to now in Might, Tesla has delivered 4,481 automobiles to prospects – nearly tenfold that of the subsequent three electrical fashions. However solely 12 arrived in Might, and never many extra in April.

Observe that we’ve included pre-sales information offered by MG, which is planning to start out delivering its refreshed ZS EV compact SUV from subsequent month. A spokesperson for MG tells The Pushed the Chinese language model has pre-sold 192 in March, 129 in April and 134 in Might. We’re clarifying if the model has reported these to Vfacts as gross sales.

The 2022 MG ZS EV will get a facelift and a brand new variant.

This is able to theoretically put it on the second prime EV to this point in 2022, with the caveat that it nonetheless wants to really get them into the nation.

Taking MG out of the equation, nevertheless, it’s nonetheless the Hyundai Kona Electrical that’s nonetheless proving the subsequent common selection for drivers going electrical.

Little doubt the compact SUV-style physique mixed with a substantial 484km driving vary, or a brand new shorter 305km vary possibility, have been deciding components. Hyundai says it has bought 472 of those entrance wheel drive electrical SUVs.

The Highlander Kona Electric. Source: Hyundai
The Highlander Kona Electrical. Supply: Hyundai

Subsequent up is the EQA electrical SUV, of which Mercedes-Benz says it has bought 415. Priced from $76,800 it’s on the extra reasonably priced finish of the premium electrical choices in the marketplace. It’s prone to get an extra enhance in coming months when the EQA 350 arrives, including a twin motor choice to the fray.

The EQA electric compact SUV. Source: Daimler
The EQA electrical compact SUV. Supply: Daimler

Whether or not Volvo and Polestar will be capable of push forwards with their month-leading gross sales because the yr goes on is but to be seen. Volvo has needed to cancel quite a few orders whereas Polestar is delaying deliveries of the Polestar 2, however have delivered 361 and 342 models respectively year-to-date.

Additionally of observe is the Hyundai Ioniq Electrical, which can stagnate now that the South Korean model has known as quits on the zippy fastback.

The opposite notable perception is that the Taycan – a market chief this time final yr – has bought simply 260 models to this point in 2022.

With a  decrease priced rear-wheel-drive possibility now in the marketplace, it is going to be fascinating to see if drivers searching for a premium sub-$200,000 electrical sports activities possibility will flip to this as an alternative of ready for the nonetheless non-existent Mannequin S, which Tesla has not delivered for the reason that starting of 2021.



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