Ora Good Cat dominates Thai EV sales in first half of 2022 - Can it be repeated in Malaysia?
CY Foong · Jul 12, 2022 02:30 PM
Thailand has a new leader in the EV market and unsurprisingly, it’s the coolest cat that resembles a Porsche. The first half of 2022 saw 1,355 units of the Ora Good Cat sold in the Kingdom which in turn represented a 43.8% market share.
Sales for the Good Cat electric vehicle (EV) did not take off immediately, however. According to data compiled by Autolife Thailand, the electric cat’s sales began to take off from February with a mere 143 units which were enough to propel the Good Cat to the top of the EV sales charts.
It hasn’t given up on the position ever since and June 2022 saw the biggest sales figure for the Good Cat in Thailand with 453 units sold that month. That's not bad considering how sales were temporarily halted due to the Russia-Ukraine conflict.
Taking second place overall is the Volvo XC40 Recharge EV with 467 units while over in third place is the MG EP with 444 units sold in the same period.
Last year’s best-selling EV in Thailand, the MG ZS EV slipped to ninth place overall with 71 units sold. With that, MG has lost its stronghold in the EV market with Ora’s parent company, Great Wall Motor (GWM) becoming the best-selling EV brand in the Kingdom.