Electric car and SUV sales double again in January, despite auto market decline

Electric car product sales in Australia doubled once more in January – in both equally the passenger motor vehicle and SUV marketplace – regardless of an in general 12 months on yr drop in new motor vehicle profits in the initially month of 2022.

The newest details from the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries reveals a 4.8{e3fa8c93bbc40c5a69d9feca38dfe7b99f2900dad9038a568cd0f4101441c3f9} drop in new vehicle product sales in January,  with the greatest falls in passenger autos (down 15.3{e3fa8c93bbc40c5a69d9feca38dfe7b99f2900dad9038a568cd0f4101441c3f9}), and large professional motor vehicles (-10.9{e3fa8c93bbc40c5a69d9feca38dfe7b99f2900dad9038a568cd0f4101441c3f9}).

By gas variety, it was petrol-fuelled vehicles that observed the finest fall (-12.8{e3fa8c93bbc40c5a69d9feca38dfe7b99f2900dad9038a568cd0f4101441c3f9}). In distinction, electric powered vehicle revenue amplified by almost 110{e3fa8c93bbc40c5a69d9feca38dfe7b99f2900dad9038a568cd0f4101441c3f9} – with no counting Tesla profits.

Excluding Tesla, which are not captured in FCAI details, 120 electric powered sedans were being bought in January, up from 78 in the very same thirty day period final calendar year, and 500 electrical SUVs were being bought, up fom 213, boosted by new styles not offered 12 months ago.

The solid electric SUV revenue are an early indicator of the possible effects this section can make on the vehicle marketplace and Australia’s transportation-linked carbon emissions, not to point out very dangerous diesel particulate make a difference pollution.

This is also borne out in the product data we are equipped to glean at very first glance from the most current Vfacts figures (designs with the exact name as their combustion engine counterparts will choose a lot more time to obtain).

The caveat is of course that these are all continue to very small quantities held in opposition to 75,000 car sales for the month, held again by a supply crunch stifled by the blend of a federal EV coverage vacuum and world-wide source chain nightmares and chip shortages.

Out of eight immediately countable automobiles, four are SUV or crossover type vehicles. Initially on this list is the Mercedes-Benz EQA, a compact SUV priced from $76,800 that evidently hits the spot with 97 sold in January.

Its larger stablemate, the EQC observed 76 sent to shoppers, whilst the similarly premium iX observed 35 models bought.

The Ioniq 5 noticed 38 sent to customers, though the new Kia EV6 recorded 15 product sales, mostly media or check generate cars. The Audi e-tron, which has been on the neighborhood market for some time now observed just 7 sold.

The prime-of-the-value-array Porsche Taycan marketed 37 in January, up from 13 a 12 months before, even though the recently introduced, comparatively quick array Mazda MX30 sold 43 products.

Profits data for other electric autos – these types of as Australia’s most inexpensive electrical SUV – the MG ZS EV – which was the 2nd very best seller in 2021, or the Volvo XC40 Pure Recharge which sits in opposition right in opposition to the EQA, or the Kia Niro or Hyundia Kona were being not offered, because the info delivered in people conditions does not distinguish in between entire EVs, plug-in hybrids, delicate hybrids or petrol variations.

We have and will reach out to Hyundai, Volvo, Mini and MG for a split down of their EV sales and will include a additional detailed report when all the figures are in.

Of other conveniently identifiable product sales figures, sales of the Nissan Leaf fell to just 4 sales, down from 31 this time final year, whilst the BWM i3 fell to just 2 from 5 a year back. There have been no Jaguar I-Pace revenue, down from 8 in the identical thirty day period last year.

In the month of January, plug in hybrid profits for SUVs extra than doubled to 283 from 126, but fell a little to 24 from 32 in the passenger car classification.

The January figures adhere to a strong 2021, when the range of EV revenue jumped considerably to much more than 20,000 in 2021, primarily from Tesla with some 12,094 new revenue, down from a formerly reported number of more than 15,000 immediately after Tesla admitted to an error in its details provided to the Electric Motor vehicle Council.