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Australia’s best-selling electric car in a record September

Electric Vehicle (EV) record 7.7% market share of Australia’s new car market in September, as momentum around electric vehicles accelerates, but one brand has done all the heavy lifting.

VFACTS new car sales data released by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industry shows that 28 different EV models from 17 brands achieved at least one registration last month.

But the absolute dominance of Tesla, which has proven far more capable of supplying the Australian market from its Giga Shanghai factory than other OEMs to date, is inevitable.

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The Model Y was the number three model in Australia and the number one SUV model in September with 4359 units delivered.

Meanwhile, the Model 3 is the market’s best-selling sedan with 1610 units – enough to make it the second passenger car on the market after the Hyundai i30.

As a result, Tesla as a brand delivered 5,969 vehicles, representing a significant 82% share of the total electric vehicle market. That’s Tesla, then daylight…

Next up is the newly introduced MG ZS EV, Australia’s cheapest electric car starting at $44,990 to drive, with sales of 185 units.

The pre-updated ZS EV is Australia’s second EV for 2021 and looks set to continue this form, with the company claiming to have secured 2000 units for sale for the rest of this year.

Hyundai is already enough to become Australia’s number two EV brand with sales of 140 Ioniq 5 and 124 Kona EVs, although we know that supply constraints continue to thwart its plans.

Polestar 2 has already managed 85 deliveries, with Australia seen as an important expansion market for the Sino-Swedish brand that recently went on the IPO path.

Next is the BMW iX3 (84), Mercedes-Benz EQB (82), Mini Hatch (78), BMW iX and Mercedes-Benz EQA (both 70). The number of 60 Kia EV6 units is limited by supply.

Interestingly, the hype newly joined BYD hasn’t reported sales of its Atto 3 vehicle even though it has now started shipping. We are looking forward to see company results next month.

There is some real momentum around electric vehicles in Australia, with the federal government recently opening a discussion paper to shape The nation’s first national EV policythis will almost certainly enforce CO2 emissions cuts.

There are plenty of new EV products coming soon, with just a few examples including:

Data obtained by CarExpert showing EV sales by form in September 2022:

Tesla Model Y 4359
Tesla Model 3 1610
MG ZS 185
Hyundai Ioniq 5 140
Hyundai Kona 124
Polestar 2 85
BMW iX3 84
Mercedes-Benz EQB 82
Mini Hatch EV 78
BMW iX 70
Mercedes-Benz EQA 70
Kia EV6 60
Volvo XC40 49
Genesis GV60 forty six
Hyundai Ioniq 37
Kia Niro 35
Porsche Taycan 27
BMW i4 21
Nissan Leaf 16
Mercedes-Benz EQC 14
Audi e-tron 13
Mercedes-Benz EQS 11
Volvo C40 8
Mazda MX-30 7
Genesis G80 6
Lexus UX 5
Renault Kangoo 5
LDV eDeliver 9 first

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