February 11, 2020 10:24
Hyundai and its affiliate Kia ranked sixth in global electric vehicle sales last year.
A total of 2.21 million EVs were sold globally in 2019, up about 10 percent from 2.02 million in 2018, according to EV news website InsideEVs on Monday. The tally only included sales of all-electric and plug-in hybrid cars.
Hyundai and Kia sold a total of 126,436 cars in the global EV market -- Hyundai 72,950 and Kia 53,477.
Tesla of the U.S. topped the list with 367,820 cars sold. China's BYD (229,506 cars), BAIC (160,251 cars) and SAIC (137,666 cars) placed second to fourth, backed by brisk sales in the domestic market. BMW ranked fifth with 128,883 cars.
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