280,000 New Energy Vehicles were sold in China in April, up 50.1 percent from the same month last year but down 38.5 percent from March 2022, making April the weakest month of the year so far.
BYD posted a net profit of 808 million yuan (116 million euros) in the first quarter of 2022, up 241 percent from the same quarter last year, while sales rose 63 percent to 66.8 billion yuan.
Mercedes-Benz increased its sales of electric cars and plug-in hybrids by 37 percent to 67,800 units in the first quarter of 2022, with sales of the all-electric EQ models more than tripling to 21,900 (+210 percent).
The BMW Group increased global sales of all-electric BMW and Mini vehicles by 149.2 per cent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2022, with a total of 35,289 all-electric BMW and Mini vehicles delivered to customers between January and March.
Tesla delivered 310,048 electric cars in the first three months of the year, more than in any previous quarter. Production fell minimally from the fourth quarter of 2021 to 305,407 vehicles. But the second quarter is off to a troubled start.
In February, 317,000 New Energy Vehicles were sold in China, up 189 percent from the same month last year, with the ratio of plug-in hybrids and battery-electric cars within the NEV category remaining nearly constant.
In Norway, 6,160 electric passenger cars were newly registered in February, accounting for 75.6 percent of all passenger car registrations for the month. The most successful model in Norway in February was the Hyundai Ioniq 5 with 454 new registrations.
The Volkswagen brands VW, Audi, Porsche, Skoda and Seat have published their sales figures for the past year. All were able to significantly increase sales of battery-electric cars and plug-in hybrids - while overall sales declined in some cases.
In Norway, 13,803 new electric cars were registered in December, making up 67.1 percent of all new registrations. In addition, there were 4,706 new plug-in hybrids. Norway's most successful model in December was the Tesla Model Y, with 2,379 registrations.
A total of 50,901 publicly accessible charging points for electric vehicles were registered with the Federal Network Agency as of 1 December 2021, which is around 11,600 more charging points than in the same month last year.
Sales of New Energy Vehicles hit a new high for the year in November, with 429,000 NEVs sold in the previous month, significantly surpassing the previous record set in October (368,000 vehicles).