Electric vehicles (EVs) are getting more popular in Thailand as the latest sales data from the Kingdom shows. According to Autolife Thailand, 5,498 units of EVs were sold in the country in February 2023.
This is a rise from 3,017 units in January 2023. In total, 8,515 EVs were sold in the Kingdom in the first 2 months of the year. That figure is already close to the number of EVs sold in the entire 2022 calendar year which saw 9,729 units sold.
Leading the way in both months is not the Ora Good Cat but rather another Chinese EV, the BYD Atto 3. 3,108 units of the electric SUV were sold in both January and February 2023 which makes it the best-selling EV in Thailand for the year so far.
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Taking second place with 1,809 units is yet another Chinese EV, the Neta V while the funky-looking Ora Good Cat takes third position with 776 units sold in the same period.
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In fact, out of the top ten best-selling EVs in Thailand, only 4 models are not from Chinese brands – the Tesla Model Y (5th, 559 units), the Tesla Model 3 (8th, 182 units), the Volvo XC40 (9th, 154 units), and the Volvo C40 (10th, 85 units).
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Thanks to the Atto 3’s tremendous sales, BYD is also Thailand’s best-selling EV brand in the first couple of months of 2023 followed by Neta and MG. Clearly, Chinese EV brands are heavily favoured among Thai buyers but will the other brands catch up?
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