Tesla is currently the world’s largest maker of electric cars, exhibiting figures that exceed the combined sales of its three closest pursuers (the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, Volkswagen, and BYD) during the first half of 2020, putting in evidence of excellent health despite the coronavirus crisis.
With a 28% market share, Tesla has delivered a total of 179,050 electric cars in the first half of 2020. The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance and the Volkswagen Group have achieved a 10% share, the first with 65,521 units, and the second with 64,542 units, in a very short distance from each other. The fourth place is occupied by the Chinese giant BYD, with 46,554 units it managed to narrowly surpass Hyundai (43,689 units), both remaining with a share of 7%.
While Tesla has lost a 1% stake from the first quarter of 2020, the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance saw its share drop from 13% to 10%. In both cases, the data is still better than in 2019, as Tesla ended last year with 23%, while the Alliance settled for 8%. Volkswagen, for its part, has lost a 1% stake compared to the first quarter of 2020; However, its share doubles that of 2019 (5%).
Looking ahead to next year, the five major manufacturers of electric cars will strengthen their presence in the world market. Thus, in 2021 Tesla will start operating Giga Berlin and Giga Austin, which will increase its sales in Europe and the United States thanks to the introduction of Model Y in the old continent and the Cybertruck pick-up in North America.