Samsung Motors SM3 Z.E.

Samsung Motors SM3 Z.E.

Electric car sales in South Korea never were high compared to other countries.  According to sources, just below 1,000 units were sold through November.

South Korea is one of those countries in which EVs comes mostly from domestic production. Kia led the market with some 500 units sold - 311 Soul EVs and 183 Ray EVs. There were 203 SM3 Z.E. (Korean version of Renault Fluence Z.E.). Even Spark EV is manufactured in Korea (and then exported to the US).

Nissan LEAF and BMW i3 captured over one tenth of the EV market, although LEAF sales began in Korea just recently.

Preliminary data:

  • Kia Soul EV 311
  • SM3 Z.E. 203
  • Kia Ray EV 183
  • BMW i3 83
  • Chevrolet Spark EV 46
  • Nissan LEAF 30
Update: Earlier data erroneously pointed to full 2014  result, when it was just through November 2014

Source: etnews.com & EV Sales Blog