The Nexon EV is leading the charts of the electric car sales in India. It comes as no surprise that Nexon EV is at the top of the list of highest-selling electric cars in the country. The margin of lead is simply impressive. The only other EV to have sold some significant numbers is the MG ZS EV. The EV segment has grown by a whopping 234% on a year-on-year basis for the time frame of April to September 2021 compared to the same time period in 2020. This marks a significant boost in sales of the EV segment in India, which is great news. The government has been trying a lot to offer various incentives to the personal car buyers in the EV space to boost the adoption of electric cars in our market. The charging infrastructure is also being developed quite rapidly, although there is still a long way to go. Let us go through the sales figures of the other EVs as well.
Nexon and Other EV Car Sales – April to September 2021
The number of Tata Nexon EVs sold from April to September 2021 is 3,618 units compared to a mere 1,152 units in the same time frame last year. This marks a significant 214% rise in sales year on year. The MG ZS EV, on the other hand, also recorded healthy growth figures. In the same time frame, MG sold 1,789 units of the ZS EV in 2021 compared to 511 units in 2020. This is an even higher, 250% increase in sales in just one year. Surprisingly, the Tata Tigo EV achieved a jaw-dropping 701% increase in sales over the last year. In 2020, Tata sold just 100 units of the Tigor EV, whereas, in 2021, this number is 801 units. This is because the new version of the Tigor EV was launched for private users.
On the other end of the spectrum, the Hyundai Kona continues to perform poorly at the box office of cars. The numbers have unfortunately always been this low. In 2020, Hyundai managed to sell 101 units of the Kona Electric SUV, but this number dropped to almost half at a mere 51 units in 2021. This growth was an abysmal -50%. The Mahindra Verito is also in the same boat. But it is not a mainstream player in the EV space anyway. The number of Verito EVs sold dropped from 8 in 2020 to 2 in 2021. With the subsidies being offered by the centre and state governments and charging infrastructure being set up at prominent places, the adoption of electric cars will definitely see a boost in times to come.