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The import of electric cars from China is growing in Ukraine. Top 15 models of January

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Experts of the Institute of Car Market Research analyzed the statistics of registrations of "electric cars" in Ukraine during January and identified the top 15 models in three segments: import of used cars, domestic resale and purchase of new electric cars.

Dynamics of the electric car market

In January, Ukrainians bought 2,000 new and used electric cars. This is 83.3% more than in January last year and -4.3% less than in December 2022. Thus, despite Russiaʼs terrorist attacks on the Ukrainian electrical infrastructure, the electric car market has grown significantly over the past year. The January sales decline is most likely related to the annual seasonal decline in activity on the auto market.

Dynamics of sales of electric cars in Ukraine, January 2022 — January 2023

The majority of electric cars in January (52%, 1,063 units) were brought used from abroad. It is the import of cars with mileage that is the main source of filling the fleet of vehicles with an electric engine. Used "electric cars" are bought, first of all, because of their lower price compared to new ones, because the purchasing power of Ukrainians remains at a low level. In addition, the import of such cars is stimulated by their "zero" customs clearance — there is no need to pay customs duty, VAT and a pension fund fee.

Accordingly, 32.7% of the total number of sold cars with an electric motor (669 units) were purchased on the domestic market.

15.3% of cars (312 units) were bought new, and this is the largest share of sales of new electric cars over the past 12 months. It has been growing for the fifth month in a row.

Passenger cars made up the absolute majority of vehicles with an electric motor in January: 98.2%. The remaining 1.8% (36 units) were cargo.

In general, as of the end of January 2023, the total fleet of automobiles with an electric engine is 47,982 cars registered in Ukraine (taking into account those removed from the register due to scrapping and export abroad): 46,145 passenger cars (96.2%). 1,833 trucks (3.8%) and 4 buses.

TOP of the most popular electric cars on the domestic market

The first place has been occupied by the Nissan Leaf for many months in a row, which can already be called the "peopleʼs" electric car of Ukrainians. This is one of the most affordable models on the market today. In January, 178 purchase and sale agreements were concluded. Volkswagen ID.4, which placed in second place, has twice lower sales figures at the end of the month: 88 deals.

In third place is the cheapest TeslaModel 3 (46 deals). Fourth place was taken by Honda M-NV (37 deals), and fifth place by Volkswagen E-Golf (33 deals).

The most popular models of electric cars on the domestic market, January 2023
  1. Nissan Leaf — 178 deals
  2. Volkswagen ID.4 — 88 ug.
  3. Tesla Model 3 — 46 units.
  4. Honda M-NV — 37 units.
  5. Volkswagen E-Golf — 33 units
  6. Tesla Model S — 31 units.
  7. Renault Zoe — 22 units
  8. Tesla Model Y — 19 units.
  9. BMW i3 — 17 ug.
  10. Chevrolet Bolt — 15 units.
  11. Audi E-Tron — 13 ug.
  12. Renault Kangoo — 10 units.
  13. Citroen C-Zero — 8 units.
  14. Fiat 500 — 8 ug.
  15. Tesla Model X — 8 units.

TOP imported used electric cars

As in the domestic market, the Nissal Leaf (180 units) took first place in the segment of "freshly driven" electric cars in January. This trend has been going on for several years, but the leader may change in the coming months. Volkswagen ID.4 (162 units) is confidently rising in the rating, and according to the results of the first month of winter, it almost caught up with its nearest competitor.

The third place was taken by the Tesla Model 3 (114 units), and the fourth place by the Honda M-NV (69 units). Thus, the first 4 positions of the rating of "freshly driven" used electric cars are repeated by the rating of domestic resales.

Rounding out the top five is the Tesla Model Y (67 units).

The most popular models of used imported electric cars, January 2023
  1. Nissan Leaf — 180 pcs.
  2. Volkswagen ID.4 — 162 pcs.
  3. Tesla Model 3 — 114 pcs.
  4. Honda M-NV — 69 pcs.
  5. Tesla Model Y — 67 pcs.
  6. Tesla Model S — 50 pcs.
  7. Renault Zoe — 48 pcs.
  8. Volkswagen E-Golf — 37 pcs.
  9. Chevrolet Bolt — 30 pcs.
  10. Audi E-Tron — 23 pcs.
  11. Volkswagen ID.6 — 21 pcs.
  12. Renault Kangoo — 17 pcs.
  13. Hyundai Kona — 16 pcs.
  14. Kia Soul — 13 pcs.
  15. Tesla Model X — 12 pcs.

Top new electric cars

Volkswagen ID.4 (132 units) took the first place according to the results of January. Second place went to Honda M-NV (42 units), and third place to Mercedes-Benz EQC (20 units).

The fourth place was taken by Volkswagen ID.6 (11 units), and the fifth place by Dongfeng EX1 (8 units).

It is noteworthy that a significant part of the new cars are Chinese brands and models manufactured for the Chinese market. At the same time, they are not imported by official dealers, but in fact, an alternative sphere of services for the purchase, delivery and sale of electric cars from China has formed in Ukraine.

The most popular new electric cars in January 2023
  1. Volkswagen ID.4 — 132 pcs.
  2. Honda M-NV — 42 pcs.
  3. Mercedes-Benz EQC — 20 pcs.
  4. Volkswagen ID.6 — 11 pcs.
  5. Dongfeng EX — 18 pcs.
  6. BMW iX — 7 pcs.
  7. Honda e:NS1 — 6 pcs.
  8. Toyota Izoa — 6 pcs.
  9. BYD Han — 5 pcs.
  10. BYD Yuan — 5 pcs.
  11. Chevrolet Menlo EV — 5 pcs.
  12. Mercedes-Benz EQA — 5 pcs.
  13. Volkswagen ID.3 — 5 pcs.
  14. Opel Mokka — 4 pcs.
  15. Porsche Taycan — 4 pcs.

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