The global electric car market witnessed competition between Tesla and Volkswagen. Tesla became the brand that sells the most electric vehicles in the world, followed by VW with 422 thousand plug-in hybrid and 100% electric vehicle sales.

Electric car sales, which doubled in Europe, set a record. The electric car market increased by 106 percent to 733 thousand 400 units. Its market share increased to 6.2 percent. According to JATO data, the best-selling electric car in 2020 was Renault Zoe with 99,261 units. Tesla Model 3 ranked second with 85 thousand 713 units, and Volkswagen ID.3 ranked third with 56 thousand 118 units. Volkswagen Group has a great contribution to the growth of the electric car market in Europe. According to JATO data, Volkswagen ID.3, which has just joined the competition, attracted attention as the second best-selling model in the European car market in December 2020. In addition, models such as Porsche Taycan, Audi E-Tron, and Seat Mii / Volkswagen Up / Skoda Citigo were effective in the performance of the VW Group.


While VW's market share in the electric car market increased to 25.5 percent, in 2019, the market leader Tesla's share fell from 31 percent to 13.3 percent. In 2020, Renault-Nissan ranked second, while Tesla fell to third place. Together with the plug-in hybrids, total electric car sales increased by 147 percent compared to 2019. Despite the pandemic, sales increased by 575 thousand units to 1.42 million units. The leader of the market in plug-in hybrid cars, ie, charged hybrid cars, was the Mercedes-A Series with 29 thousand 427 units. It was followed by the Mitsubishi Outlander with 26,673 units and the Volvo XC40 with 26,506.


The global electric car market grew 43 percent in 2020. According to the news of the website, sales of plug-in hybrid and fully electric vehicles were realized over 3 million units. The market share of electric cars increased to 4.2 percent. Tesla was the brand that sells the most electric vehicles in the world, followed by Volkswagen with 422 thousand units. VW's sales of fully electric vehicles increased by 214 percent, reaching 231,600 units. Plug-in hybrid sales increased by 175 percent to 190,500.


It is expected that 150 new electric and rechargeable models will be offered to the market in 2021. The global electric car sales target is 4.6 million units.

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