According to the latest data from TrendForce, car sales across 37 regional markets (as indicated in the notes under the table below) in August totaled 5.55 million vehicles, representing an increase of nearly 1% compared with July.
The global automotive landscape is undergoing a decisive shift toward new energy vehicles (NEVs). TrendForce reports that in 1H23, NEV sales—which encompass battery electricity vehicles (BEVs), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), and fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs)—soared to an impressive 5.462 million units, reflecting a growth of 33.6% YoY. Specifically, Q2 sales reached 3.03 million units, a 42.8% YoY surge, constituting 14.4% of total car sales for the period, and playing a pivotal role in 1H23 growth.
While gasoline cars still dominate exports, the tides are turning rapidly. NEVs accounted for a staggering 25% of Chinese auto exports 1Q23, establishing them as the focal point for future global expansion, according to TrendForce's report "An Analysis of the Overseas Expansion of Chinese Car Brands".
TrendForce reports the total sales of New Energy Vehicles (NEVs)—comprising BEVs, PHEVs, and FCVs—reached 2.656 million units in the first quarter of 2023, marking a 28% YoY increase. Sales of BEVs contributed 1.942 million units to this total, a YoY growth of 26%, while PHEV sales amounted to 711,000 units, signifying a 34% YoY increase.
According to TrendForce’s latest research, global sales of new energy vehicles (NEVs) rose by 63.6% YoY to 10.65 million units for 2022. Of this total, sales of battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) comprised 7.89 million units and registered a YoY growth rate of 68.7%.
According to TrendForce’s analysis, global car sales dipped by 0.1% YoY to 81.05 million vehicle units for 2022, showing almost no change from the 2021 figure. However, there is a chance for the global car market to return to positive growth this year. TrendForce currently projects that global car sales will increase by 3.8% YoY to 84.1 million vehicle units for 2023.
TrendForce’s latest research finds that global sales of new energy vehicles (NEVs), which encompass battery-electric vehicles (BEVs), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), and fuel-cell vehicles (FCVs), rose by 70% YoY to 2.87 million units for 3Q22. Of the quarterly total, BEV sales accounted for 2.147 million units and registered a YoY growth of 75%, whereas PHEV sales accounted for 714,000 units and registered a YoY growth of 57%.
The new car market remained under the shadow of supply chain shortages and the pandemic in 2Q22 but new energy vehicles (NEVs including battery electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, and fuel cell vehicles) still outperformed gasoline vehicles and maintained positive growth. According to TrendForce data, total sales of NEVs in 2Q22 reached 2.192 million units, 53.5% YoY. Sales of battery electric vehicles (BEV) reached 1.608 million units, 64.9% YoY, and sales of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) were 580,000 units, 29% YoY.