EV Sales Crossed 1Lakh in India

Electric vehicles saw a surge in sales and they made a hitting point by selling 1 Lakh vehicles this year. This rapid sale could be owned to various factors, the biggest reason being the war between Russia and Ukraine that made the matters worse and led to hefty prices incurred on the oil barrel. As of November 4, 2022, the price of WTI crude oil is 92.61 per barrel. This brings a heavy toll on the pockets of normal citizens who appeared worried. EVs were bringing some panacea to the mobility sector of India. On average 140 EVs are registered on a daily basis.

Previous Benchmark

The Indian economy’s automotive industry currently ranks fifth globally, but by 2030 it is projected to move up to third place. The transition to electric vehicles has begun, despite the fact that the majority of vehicles still run on gasoline. In October 2022, total EV sales grew month over month by 28.1% to 1,19,889 units. Additionally, there was a y-o-y increase of over 200%. Sales of electric vehicles picked up in 2022, increasing up to 200% for all two-wheeler, three-wheeler, and four-wheelers. This shows that people are dedicated to buying EVs

Top Players in EV Two-Wheeler

Company NameOCT 22 Sales
Ola Electric16178 Units
Okinawa Au14924 Units
Ampere Vehicles10053 Units
Hero Electric8861 Units
Ather Energy7306 Units

Facts and Figures 2W Sales

The market for electric two-wheelers is burgeoning and expanding quickly. Retail sales in the first quarter of FY2022 exceeded 1 lakh, which might be seen as a sign of customers’ maturing and growing acceptance of electric vehicles. Sales of high-speed electric two-wheelers reached 122,015 units in the first quarter of FY2022, with a monthly average of 40,672 units sold.

In the first quarter of FY2022, Ola Electric just edged out Okinawa Autotech by 532 units, indicating that there is intense competition for the top spot.

With the first-ever deployment of 20,000 electric two-wheeler units in India in October, Ola Electric continued to hold the top spot this month. The start of the holiday season and the increase in sales were mostly caused by physical retailers. While Hero Electric further slipped to number four, Okinawa kept the number two spot. Ampere surged to rank three after seeing a more than 50% rise in sales from the previous month. Jitendra new EV tech unexpectedly replaced Revolt in the top 10 clubs.

Top Players in EV Three-Wheeler

The top 5 electric three-wheeler brands in terms of retail sales as of October 2022 are Yatri EV, Mahindra Electric, Mayuri, Citylife, and champion Poly Plast.

Company NameOCT 22 Sales
YC ELECTRIC VEHICLE (YATRI)3151 Units
MAHINDRA ELECTRIC2953 Units
SAERA ELECTRIC AUTO PVT LTD (MAYURI)1904 Units
DILLI ELECTRIC AUTO PVT LTD (CITYLIFE)1521 Units
CHAMPION POLY PLAST1295 Units

Facts and Figures 3W sales

Sales of registered E3Ws of the passenger and cargo types were 31,837 units and 2,959 units, respectively, in October 2022. This represents an m-o-m reduction of 4.82% for the E3W – Passenger and an increase of 10.12% for the E3W – Cargo. E3W – Freight. This month’s decreased sales of E3W – Passenger were mostly caused by decreased sales of E-Rickshaw (P). 

Manufacturer of e-rickshaws and e-carts Yatri, based in New Delhi, sold 3,151 e-three wheelers in October 2022, placing it at the top of the retail sales list. In Northern India, the e-rickshaw brand Yatri is well-known. The business makes electric rickshaws, electric carts, and electric loaders.

Mahindra Electric, with 2,953 sales in October, is in second place. Electric pick-up/delivery/cargo vehicles and auto rickshaws are also available from Mahindra. The Mahindra Treo is India’s most popular electric auto rickshaw. The brand’s other electric 3-wheelers are the Treo Yaari, Treo Zor, and Zor Grand.

Top Players in EV Four-Wheeler 

  • Tata Motors 
  • MG Motor India
  • Hyundai motors Ltd
  • BYD India

Facts and Figures 4W sales

The overall number of E-cars sold in October 2022 was 4,984 units, up 17.6% month over month but more than 2.8 times year over year in registrations. The E-car has been operated by Tata Motors. Additionally, sales this month witnessed more than 80% of the total E-car registrations held by the Company. Hyundai was the only other automaker to have a modest uptick in E-car sales this month, aside from Tata Motors and MG Motor. This month marked the beginning of Kia Motors’ E-car sales.

Road Ahead

The demand seems to be rising every day and with the government providing subsidies on electric vehicles along with a GST cut, people have been inclined to use this opportunity and invest in the advancing technology along with saving bucks on petrol filling.

Delhi became National Capital for EVs

In its quest to become the nation’s capital for electric vehicles, Delhi appears to be nearing a critical turning point. More EVs were sold in the city in a single year since 2018—25,890 in all—during the first half of 2022. Through June 30, this year, 9.3 percent of all vehicles registered in the nation’s capital were electric vehicles, up from 5.6 percent in all of 2021. Five years ago, 96.7 percent of all-electric vehicles sold in Delhi were e-rickshaws or e-carts; in 2019, 93.4 percent of all EV sales were made. Only one in every four electric vehicles sold this year are e-rickshaws or e-carts, down from 83 percent in 2020 when the EV policy was enacted to 57.9 percent.

Read More: EV Sales Report

Varnika is an aware and proud citizen of India. Working towards nation-building and sustainability. Therefore, she has decided to enjoy the advanced business of Electric Vehicles. She is headed to get the news out of cutting-edge versatility, completely mindful that solitary EVs are an inevitable reality in India.

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