Korea’s EV sales top 10,000 units in the first half
For the first time in history, registrations of electric vehicles in Korea exceeded the 10 thousand mark in the first half.
To support the sector, as anticipated by the Korea Automobile Importers and Distributors Association, were mainly the Hyundai Ioniq electric and the Chevrolet Bolt.
To be precise, from January to June 11,866 zero emission cars were sold in Korea compared to 4,412 in the same period last year, which ended with a total of 13,536 EVs, a goal that will obviously be exceeded at the end of 2018 (the estimate is of over 20 thousand units also thanks to the consolidation of Kia Niro).
In detail, Hyundai Ioniq has a 38% share in the sector against 26% of the Bolt, but the electric variant of Hyundai Kona, the Kia Soul EV, the Renault Samsung Twizy and the BMW i3 are also going well.