Electric car sales in Turkiye increased by 148.6% in January-October 2022 compared to the same period of the previous year, reaching 4 thousand 939.
According to the data compiled by the Automotive Distributors Association (ODD), total sales of automobiles and light commercial vehicles in Turkiye decreased by 4.7% in the 10-month period of this year compared to the same period of 2021, amounting to 585 thousand 752 units.
In the said period, automobile sales decreased by 6% to 446 thousand 664, while light commercial vehicle sales decreased by 0.4% to 139 thousand 88.
When the automobile market is evaluated according to the engine type, it is noteworthy that the decline in the sales of diesel-powered automobiles, whose production has been gradually reduced worldwide, and which is planned to be completely stopped in the future, continues. The fact that manufacturers offer fewer diesel-powered vehicles to the market compared to previous years is also considered to be one of the important factors in the decline in diesel sales.
Auto gas car sales also decreased. The sales of hybrid and electric cars, which are expected to replace cars with internal combustion engines in the future, continued to increase as in recent years. Many manufacturers have started to release their previously announced models.
Gasoline cars remain in the first place
In the Turkish automobile market, in the 10 months of this year, gasoline cars ranked first with 316 thousand 109 sales, while diesel cars took the second place with 74 thousand 677 units.
While hybrid car sales were 43,897 units, auto gas car sales were recorded as 7 thousand 42 units and electric car sales as 4 thousand 939 units.
In January-October 2021, 312 thousand 193 gasoline, 97 thousand 110 diesel, 40 thousand 820 hybrid, 23 thousand 202 auto gas and 1,987 electric cars were sold.
Diesel car sales continue to decline
Gasoline car sales rose by 1.3% in the 10 months of this year compared to the same period in 2021.
Diesel car sales decreased by 23.1% and auto gas car sales by 69.6%.
In this period, hybrid car sales increased by 7.5% and electric car sales increased by 148.6%.
The share of hybrid and electric cars in sales was 10.9%
The share of diesel cars in sales, which was 20.4% in January-October 2021, decreased to 16.7% in the same period of this year.
In the said period, the share of gasoline cars increased from 65.7% to 70.8%, while the share of auto gas cars decreased from 4.9% to 1.6%.
The share of electric cars in total sales increased from 0.4% to 1.1%, and the share of hybrid cars from 8.6% to 9.8%.
The data pointed out that the share of electric and hybrid cars, which are also becoming widespread in the world, in the Turkish automobile market is at low levels. Although it is low in terms of units, the growth rate of sales reveals the interest of consumers in electric cars.
Recently, many important brands have offered their electric cars to the Turkish market. The market share of “green cars” is expected to increase in the following periods, with Togg entering the market in March 2023 and with developments in the world.
Source: Trthaber / Translated by Irem Yildiz