Foreign media: 2.21 million all-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles were sold worldwide last year

According tomedia reports, electric drive and self-driving is the world’s automotive industry in recent years, compared with the time it takes to popularize self-driving, electric driving has become a reality, in Tesla and other auto manufacturers, many consumers around the world have electric vehicles. According to the latest reports inmedia, 2.21 million all-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles were sold worldwide in 2021, up 10% year-on-year.

Media: 2.21 million all-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles were sold worldwide last year

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Of the 2.21 m, pure electric vehicles accounted for 74 per cent, up 5 per cent from the previous year, while plug-in hybrids accounted for 26 per cent, down from the previous year. The proportion of pure electric vehicles is more than 70%, which means that in the electric vehicle market, consumers prefer pure electric vehicles.

According to data provided bymedia, global sales of all-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles fell year-on-year for the fifth month in a row starting in August last year, with sales of 279,000 units in December, down 4% year-on-year, and more pronounced in October and November.

Although global sales of all-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles reached 2.21 million last year, the share of cars sold worldwide is still relatively low and there is still plenty of room for growth.

Media reports show that the proportion of cars sold globally last year for pure electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids rose to 2.5% from 2.1% the year before, meaning that on average one in 40 cars sold was pure electric or plug-in hybrids.