Welcome to the latest edition of our EV news roundup, where we bring you the most recent updates on electric vehicle (EV) charging from around the world. Over the past decade, the popularity of EVs has skyrocketed, with more and more drivers embracing the environmental and economic benefits they offer. As the demand for electric vehicles continues to rise, the need for accessible and efficient EV charging infrastructure becomes paramount.
At BESEN, we have been at the forefront of providing comprehensive EV charging solutions for over 13 years. We understand the importance of a robust charging network that can support the growing number of EV owners. With our expertise and commitment to sustainability, we strive to empower individuals, businesses, and communities to transition towards a greener future.
In this article, we will be focusing on four countries – Singapore, New Zealand, Israel, and the United Kingdom – and the exciting developments that have taken place in their respective EV markets. From top-selling EV brands to significant milestones, let’s dive into the latest news and trends shaping the future of electric mobility in these nations.
BYD Tops April EV Sales Table In Singapore
BYD Dominates EV Sales in Singapore
- In April, BYD emerged as the top-selling electric vehicle (EV) brand in Singapore.
- A total of 121 BYD vehicles were sold in Singapore during April, indicating a rapidacceleration in BYD’s sales in the country.
- Interestingly, BYD sold nearly as many units in April alone as it did throughout the entirefirst quarter of the year, where 124 units were sold.
- The Atto 3 plays a significant role in driving these sales.
Electric Vehicles in Singapore
- Overall, 2,185 cars were sold in Singapore during Apri, and 303 of them were batteryelectric cars.
- This implies that electric cars accounted for almost 14% of the total new car sales inSingapore for that month.
- Notably, 40% of the battery electric sales were BYD vehicles, indicating the brand’sstrong presence in the EV market.
- In terms of the overall new car market share, BYD sales accounted for 5.5% in Singaporeduring April.
Singapore's Vehicle Market
- Singapore’s vehicle market is relatively small due to government measures aimed atcontrolling the vehicle population in the country.
- In 2020, 44,465 vehicles were registered, while the number rose slightly to 45,442 in
- Last year, just under 31,000 new vehicles were registered in Singapore.
Potential for Singapore's EV Market
- Despite its small size compared to major auto markets like China, the United States, andEurope, Singapore has the potential to follow in Norway’s footsteps and rapidly transition into an all-electric vehicle market.
- BYD is making notable progress in several small markets, such as New Zealand andIsrael, where it also tops the sales charts.
Specs of the BYD Atto 3 Extended Range in Singapore
- AC charging port — Type 2
- DC charging port — CCS 2 (80 kW)
BYD Atto 3 & MG ZS EV Top New Zealand’s May EV Sales Table
Sales in May
- All new vehicle sales: 13,354 units
- New BEV sales: 1,219 units, 9% of sales
- BEV used sales: 307 units (Nissan Leaf: 290 units)
Best-selling BEVs in May (New and Used)
① BYD Atto 3: 223 units
② MG ZS EV: 204 units
③ Hyundai Ioniq 5: 120 units
④ Tesla Model 3: 98 units
⑤ Tesla Model Y: 77 units
Best-selling BEVs in the last three months (New and Used)
① BYD Atto 3: 1024 units
② Tesla Model Y: 965 units
③ MG ZS EV: 623 units
④ Kia EV6: 326 units
⑤ Tesla Model 3: 285 units
BYD continues to be Israel’s best-selling EV brand
In April 2023, BYD sold 1,377 EVs in Israel, accounting for about 40% of total EV sales, it has become one of the top automakers in Israel, with its primary export model, the ATTO 3, accounting for most of its sales in the country.
EV sales from January to April this year: 19,982 units; 13,235 of which were Chinese brands, accounting for approximately 66%
- BYD: sold 7,229 units, mainly Atto 3, topped the list. Tt was also the fifth best-selling brand of all types of vehicles sold in Israel from January to April;
- Geely: sold 3,639 Geometry Cs, a compact crossover, ranking second;
- Hyundai：sold 2,012 electric vehicles, ranking third.
UAE EV market development
- The UAE aims to achieve carbon neutrality in under three decades. They are investing upto Dh600 billion to encourage electric vehicle adoption and implementing measures like the Net Zero Charter 2050 and Vision 2021 initiatives. They are also informing citizens about EVs and providing incentives such as tax credits.
- The UAE’s electric vehicle market will gain significant momentum in the next four years,nearly tripling annual EV sales. The increasing influx of tourists, immigrants, and pilgrims will further drive the EV market, potentially leading to a rise in EV rentals.
- The UAE has made remarkable progress in developing renewable energy sources,especially solar energy. Utilizing these sources for EV charging will accelerate the rapid growth of the UAE’s EV market.
- The UAE is considered an emerging electric vehicle market with high readiness, trailingbehind major automotive countries like Japan and Germany.
- Currently, the UAE has replaced around one-fifth of government agency cars with EVsand aims to have 42,000 electric vehicles by 2030. Several initiatives are being launched, and electric buses are being incorporated into public transport fleets across the country.
- In May 2022, Abu Dhabi’s Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Regulatory Policyestablished principles for ownership, installation, and management of EV power supply equipment, charging station operations, and end-user pricing.
- Powertech Mobility is a leading provider of EV infrastructure in the UAE.
- Dubai plans to construct 1,000 public charging stations in the emirate by 2025 withapproximately 620 stations in place by the end of 2022. This places Dubai among the top countries in terms of EV charging facility usage.
Tesla Hits UK With Strongest Ever May
- Tesla sales grew strongly in May to a record high, helping the UK PEV market share grow to 23.1% from 18.3% a year ago.
- BEVs grew well while PHEVs were essentially flat, with BEV sales at 16.9% and PHEVs at 6.2%, (12.4% and 5.9% year-over-year).
- BEVs increased 59% year-over-year to 24,513 units and PHEVs increased 23% year-over-year to 9,025 units.
- Tesla was again the leading BEV brand in UK sales in May with 3,439 units sold, 2,509 of which were Model Y.
- This is a big year-over-year improvement for Tesla and the best May sales on record, up by a significant margin, with only a few dozen units delivered in May 2022.
- The Model Y was also the 9th best-selling model of all cars in the UK in May and the 7th best-selling model so far this year.
The EV market is rapidly evolving worldwide, and the developments in Singapore, New Zealand, Israel, and the United Kingdom provide a glimpse into the future of electric transportation. Whether it’s BYD’s dominance in Singapore, the impressive sales figures of the BYD Atto 3 and MG ZS EV in New Zealand, Israel’s continued preference for BYD EVs, or Tesla’s remarkable performance in the United Kingdom, these countries are witnessing a surge in EV adoption and an expanding charging infrastructure.
As we move forward, it’s crucial to stay updated on the latest news and trends in the EV sector, as these advancements pave the way for a cleaner, greener, and more sustainable future.
With BESEN’s long-standing commitment to providing cutting-edge EV charging solutions and our unwavering dedication to supporting the global transition to electric mobility, we are excited to be part of this transformative journey. Together, we can create a world where clean transportation is the norm, and our reliance on fossil fuels becomes a thing of the past.