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Tesla, come on, bye. BYD becomes world leader in electric vehicle sales in 2022

The Chinese company BYD, which specializes in the production of electric vehicles, showed a significant increase in sales. During the year, it was able to increase sales by 165%, which allowed it to move up nine positions and take 13th place in the ranking of the most successful automakers, overtaking even the American Tesla, which ranks 15th (+55.8%). As a result, BYD has become the world’s leading electric vehicle manufacturer.

According to Focus2move, in the first three quarters of 2022, global sales of new passenger cars and light commercial vehicles amounted to 56.8 million units, which is 5.2% less than a year ago. .

The first place in the world market is firmly held by the Japanese Toyota, which sold a total of 7.4 million vehicles worldwide (-5.2%) in the first nine months. At the same time, Toyota sales in the CIS fell by 60%, and in North America by 16.3%. Second place is occupied by the Volkswagen Group with a result of 5.8 million units (-9.5%). Hyundai and its sister company Kia occupied the third position, which sold 4.9 million of their cars during the reporting period, showing a decrease of 10.5%.

Stellantis sales were about 4.8 million units (-8.9%). This allowed the concern to take fourth place in the market. The Renault-Nissan Alliance is in fifth place. For 9 months, his cars sold 4.75 million units, demonstrating a drop of 16.2%. Renault-Nissan is followed by General Motors with sales of 4.2 million units (-9%) and Honda with 2.8 million units sold (-17.3%).

Eighth place among automakers in the global market belongs to Ford, whose sales amounted to 2.6 million units (-6.9%). In ninth place with 2.1 million cars is Japanese manufacturer Suzuki, which became the only manufacturer from the top 10 that was able to increase sales on a global scale, albeit only by 2.7%. BMW was in tenth position with sales of 1.7 million vehicles (-12.8%).

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