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NEV sales increase 16.9% in 1Q24, PHEV surge nearly 50%

According to TrendForce Global Automotive Reports, the global sales of NEVs (including BEVs, PHEVs, and FCEVs) surged to 2.842 million units in 1Q24—making a 16.9% YoY increase.

Notably, this is the first time in three years that the YoY growth rate of quarterly global NEV sales has dipped below 20%. BEV sales reached 1.8 million units, up 4.2% YoY, while PHEV sales skyrocketed 48.3% to 1.041 million units.

In the BEV segment, Tesla held its crown with a 21.5% market share, despite a YoY growth rate of -8.5%. BYD (excluding Denza) followed with a 16.6% share and a growth rate of 13.3%. SAIC-GM-Wuling claimed third place, while BMW impressively climbed to fourth with a 41.1% sales increase.

The PHEV segment saw BYD continue its dominance, even though its market share slightly dipped. As a group, BYD’s combined sub-brands secured over 30% of the market. AITO ranked second, but its key model, the M7, is facing scrutiny over traffic accidents, which may impact its brand image and consumer trust. Li Auto, ranked third, shifted focus to PHEVs following a lukewarm response to its first BEV, with its new affordable L6 model (CNY 250,000) expected to drive sales and market share this year.

TrendForce underscores that PHEVs are set to play a crucial role in the electrification journey, maintaining strong sales resilience amid slowing BEV demand. Automakers are recalibrating their strategies within the European market as they move away from a 2030 full electrification goal and begin reinvesting in PHEV development. This pivot could revive PHEV sales in Western Europe, following two years of decline, and drive growth through 2024.

RankBEVMarket sharePHEVMarket share
3SAIC-GM-Wuling8.1%Li Auto7.7%
6GAC Aion2.7%Jeep3.6%
7Mercedes-benz2.6%Volvo cars3.6%
10Volvo Cars2.1%SAIC-GM-Wuling3.0%
1Q24 BEV and PHEV sales ranking and market share

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June 13 2024 1:49 pm V22.4.55-2