Sales of battery electric vehicle (BEV) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) in 15 countries increased by 100% year-on-year in July, according to analyst firm EV Volumes.
A total of 464,2000 units were sold during the month.
Accumulated unit sales up to July this year was also 2.84 million units. This accounted for 10% of total automobile sold during the month.
Out of the 15 countries, all saw unit sales increase except Sweden.
China was the largest buyer of EVs with 251,000 units being sold there during the month.
This was followed by Germany’s 55,600 units and US’ 52,600 units.
A total of 7,700 units were sold in South Korea during the month.
The country is expanding support for the EV ecosystem so sales are expected to go up going forward.
The Ministry of Environment announced on Wednesday an 11.79 trillion won plan that includes supporting supply of EV and building of charging infrastructure.
EV Volumes also adjusted its EV unit sales forecast for 2021 from 6.1 million units to 6.4 million units.