Renault-Samsung SM3 Electric
"Sales of pure electric and hybrid vehicles jumped 27.3 percent on-year in the first five months of 2014," reports Yonhap News.
Of course, conventional hybrids don't interest us, so let's instead zone in on the plug-in vehicles (BEVs to be precise) sold in South Korea.
"...sales of EVs reached 208 units till May of this year, up more than two-fold from 89 cars sold a year earlier."
208 is still a low number, but the growth is promising. The EV sales breakdown looks like this:
- Kia Soul/Ray EV - 121
- Renault-Samsung SM3 Z.E. - 69
- Chevrolet Spark EV - 18
There's no firm figures for plug-in hybrid sales in South Korea. We suspect it's a very low number (in fact, we unsure if a single PHEV is offered in South Korea...perhaps someone can chime in on this to assist us?).
Source: Yonhap News