Tesla, world champion of the electric car in 2021 – L’argus PRO

For the fourth consecutive year, Tesla won the title of world champion of the electric car, even taking into account the sales volumes of plug-in hybrid cars, whether in the rankings by manufacturers or by automotive groups. In 2021, the American manufacturer led by Elon Musk registered 936,172 all-electric models worldwide, while exceeding 100,000 units in the last four months of the year, according to EV data. Volumes analyzed by Clean Technica.

Note, however, that Tesla’s market share is gradually decreasing: 1 point less (i.e. 21%) on 100% electric, and 2 points less (i.e. 14%) in the ranking of electric and rechargeable hybrids. Thus, a Chinese competitor could very well find itself in a position to steal its world crown in 2022. This is the case of SAIC in the 100% electric niche or BYD if we include rechargeable hybrids.

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Renault and Peugeot in the second part of the classification

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The Volkswagen ID.4 and ID.3 are the best-selling C-segment electric cars in the world in 2021.

In detail, the top 5 automotive groups in the 100% electric segment are made up of Tesla, SAIC, Volkswagen, BYD and Hyundai-Kia, the top three alone holding 44% of the global market. If we take into account the plug-in hybrid, the Volkswagen group rises in 2and position behind Tesla, while the Chinese SAIC and BYD are in 3and and 4and positions ahead of Stellantis.

As for the ranking of brands (electric + plug-in hybrid), also dominated by Tesla, it devotes three Chinese manufacturers to the top 10 (BYD, SAIC and the joint venture SAIC-General Motors-Wuling), four Germans (Volkswagen, BMW, Mercedes and Audi), as well as Volvo and Hyundai. As far as French manufacturers are concerned, Renault points to 13and place in the world ranking of electrified vehicles, while Peugeot is 15and.

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The Renault Zoe leads the B segment

In the B segment, the Renault Zoe is the best-selling electric car in the world in 2021.

Looking closer at the cars themselves, three Chinese models dominate the A-segment rankings: Wuling Mini EV, Changan Benni EV and Chery eQ. A podium that the Dacia Spring could upset in 2022. Ditto for the E/F segment, trusted by the Chinese BYD Han, Li Xiang One and XPeng P7, while these last two manufacturers were listed on the stock market in 2021 on the square. from Hong Kong. On the other hand, Western manufacturers are catching up on the intermediate segments.

With 74,000 units sold worldwide in 2021, the Renault Zoe dominates the B segment ahead of the Hyundai Kona EV and Hozon Neta V. In the C segment, Volkswagen imposes its ID.4 and ID.3 in the lead for their first full year marketing, ahead of the Nissan Leaf. Finally, Tesla dominates the D segment with its Model 3 and Model Y, ahead of the Chinese model BYD Qin Plus.

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Many Chinese manufacturers are in the world’s top 20 electric vehicles, including recently created players such as Li Auto with this Li Xiang One.

Top 5 global automotive groups in 2021 (electric)

Clt Builder Volume Market share
1 You’re here 936 172 21%
2 SAIC 609 730 13%
3 Volkswagen Group 451 131 ten %
4 WORLD 323 143 7%
5 Hyundai-Kia 216,562 5%

Top 5 global automotive groups in 2021 (electric + plug-in hybrid)

Clt Builder Volume Market share
1 You’re here 936 172 14.4%
2 Volkswagen Group 757,994 11.7%
3 SAIC 683,086 10.5%
4 WORLD 593,878 9.1%
5 Stellantide 360,953 5.6%

Top 20 global automakers in 2021 (electric + plug-in hybrid)

Clt Builder Volume Market share
1 You’re here 936 172 14.4%
2 WORLD 593,878 9.1%
3 SAIC-GM-Wuling* 456 123 7%
4 volkswagen 319,735 4.9%
5 BMW 276,037 4.2%
6 mercedes 228 144 3.5%
7 SAIC 226,963 3.5%
8 VOLVO 189 115 2.9%
9 Audi 171 371 2.6%
ten hyundai 159,343 2.5%
11 That 158 134 2.4%
12 Great Wall 137,366 2.1%
13 Renault 136,750 2.1%
14 GAC 125,384 1.9%
15 Peugeot 125,263 1.9%
16 Toyota 116,029 1.8%
17 Ford 111,879 1.7%
18 chery 99 109 1.5%
19 XPeng 98,698 1.5%
20 Changan 97 911 1.5%
Total 6,495,388

* Joint venture between Shanghai Auto, General Motors and Wuling for the Chinese market

Sources: EV Volumes and Clean Technica

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