In September, Hyundai sold a near-record number of plug-in electric cars - 8,418 globally (up 40.1% year-over-year).

Since the overall volume improved by 16.2% to 142,223, the plug-in share is now at 5.9%.

Strong results are mostly the fruit of record sales of the Hyundai Kona Electric, which for the very first time exceeded 7,000 in a single month. Hyundai is clearly rushing EV sales in Europe to meet the emission requirements in 2020.

Hyundai plug-in electric car sales – September 2020


Sales by powertrain type:

The main focus is on BEVs:

  • BEVs: 7,736 (up 60.9%)
  • PHEVs: 682 (down 43.1%)
  • Total plug-ins: 8,418 (up 40.1%)
  • FCVs: 512 (up 0.8%)

Model results

The Kona Electric remains the dominant model in the lineup:


The hydrogen fuel-cell model — NEXO — noted 512 sales (5,274 YTD), mostly in South Korea (461 and 4,448 YTD).

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