March was so far the best month for Hyundai plug-in car sales this year.
In March, Hyundai managed to bring back its global plug-in electric car sales closer to its peak results - above 8,000 per month, including 5,000 Kona Electric.
According to the official stats, the company sold 8,079 units (up 0.1% year-over-year), which is 5.0% of total sales volume. A piece of important news is that the overall sales also improved, by 4.2% to 161,027.
After the first three months of 2020, Hyundai sold 17,351 plug-ins (compared to 17,036 a year ago).
Hyundai plug-in electric car sales – March 2020
Sales by powertrain type:
- BEVs: 7,078 (up 4.6%)
- PHEVs: 1,001 (down 23.4%)
- Total plug-ins: 8,079 (up 0.1%)
- FCVs: 796 (up 255%)
Hyundai's lineup consists basically of three plug-ins at the moment - two BEVs and one PHEV. The most important one is the Kona Electric, which from March on is produced also in Europe.
As we can see below, sales of the IONIQ are also relatively strong, not far from its record levels.
- Hyundai Kona Electric – 5,053 (1,391 in South Korea)
- Hyundai IONIQ Electric – 2,025
- Hyundai IONIQ Plug-In – 1,011
- Total: 8,079
The hydrogen fuel-cell model — NEXO — noted 796 sales, including 706 in South Korea.