A total of around 470,000 units of electric vehicles were estimated to be sold in May this year, according to market research firm EV Volumes.
This will be a year-on-year increase of 202%, or triple the sales of the same time period a year ago.
Back in April, sales also jumped 243% from a year prior, EV Volumes noted.
In May, China accounted for 45% of the total electric vehicles production and sales. Germany accounted for 12% and the US 11%.
South Korea accounted for 4% of the production and 2.3% in terms of sales, ranking fifth and eighth, respectively.
Europe accounted for 35% of electric vehicle production; UK accounted for only 2%.
The best selling car models in May were: Tesla Model 3 and Model Y as well as Wuling’s HongGuang Mini. All three sold over 25,000 units in the month.
Fourth best seller Changan Benni E-Star sold over 5,000 units. This was followed by Volkswagen’s ID.4 and ID.3, each selling around 5,000 units.
EV Volumes expects 5.7 million units of electric vehicles to be sold this year thanks to high demand.