In 2019 Hyundai Sold 80,000 Plug-In Cars And 5,000 FCVs

Hyundai expanded plug-in car sales and next year sales should be at well over 100,000.

Hyundai expanded its plug-in electric car sales in 2019, by more than 50% year-over-year, but December – just like November – brought a slight decline.

Last month, Hyundai sold 7,507 plug-ins, which is 8.2% less than a year ago, when the company was setting record after record. The plug-in cars account for 4.6% of the total volume.

Hyundai plug-in electric car sales – December 2019

In 2019, the total plug-in car sales amounted to 80,350 (up 51% year-over-year) or 4.5% of the total Hyundai sales.

So far, most of the sales are BEVs (over 82%). Additionally, the South Korean brand managed to sell almost 5,000 hydrogen fuel cell cars.

Model results:

Hyundai’s lineup consists basically of three plug-ins at the moment – two BEVs and one PHEV. The most important one is Kona Electric with 47,476 sales YTD.

  • Hyundai Kona Electric – 4,286 (600 in South Korea) and 47,476 YTD (up 108%)
  • Hyundai IONIQ Electric – 2,130 and 18,804 YTD (down 10.5%)
  • Hyundai IONIQ Plug-In1,091 and 13,137 YTD (up 46.3%)
  • Hyundai Sonata Plug-In – 0 and 933 YTD (up 168%)
  • Total: 7,507 (80,30 YTD)

The hydrogen fuel-cell model — NEXO — noted 380 sales (4,987 YTD), including 288 (4,194 YTD) in South Korea.


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