Kia EV sales jumps over 100% both in June and Q2 2024

Kia EV sales jumps over 100% both in June and Q2 2024

South Korean automaker Kia Motors’ electric vehicle (EV) sales in the United States saw an impressive surge, growing more than 100 per cent in both June and the second quarter (Q2) of this year. Kia America, the American arm of South Korea-based Kia Corporation, announced that it sold a total of 65,929 vehicle in the United States during the month of June. This figure represents a decline of 6.5 per cent year-over-year. However, when it comes to the all-electric car segment, the company enjoyed impressive growth, driven by the popularity of models like the EV6, the new EV9 and the Niro EV.

Last month, the world-renowned Korean brand’s battery electric vehicle (BEV) sales crossed the mark of 5,000 units for the third month in a row. It reached 5,738 units, representing a year-over-year jump of 125 per cent. Battery-powered vehicles accounted for 8.7 per cent of the company’s total sales volume in the U.S. market.

Representing impressive growth in EV sales, the data includes 2,171 units of the Kia EV6, 1,905 units of the Kia EV9 and 1,662 units of the Niro EV. While sales of the Kia EV6 grew 49 per cent year-over-year, the Niro EV sales jumped 52 per cent. The Kia EV9 is a new model.

During the Q2 (April through June period) of this year, the brand’s all-electric vehicle sales in the U.S. jumped 131 per cent to set a new record of 17,980 units. Previously, the company’s best quarter was Q1 of this year, when 11,412 all-electric cars were sold.

Year-to-date (YTD), Kia has sold a total of 29,392 units of its all-electric cars in the American market, including more than twenty thousand models in the EV6 and EV9 lineup. To be more specific, the brand sold 10,941 units of the EV6 (up 31 per cent year-over-year) and 9,671 units of the new EV9. The total soared nearly 112 per cent to settle at 29,392 units, accounting for 7.6 per cent share.

For reference, the company sold slightly more than 32,000 all-electric vehicles in the U.S. during the twelve months of 2023, accounting for 4.1 per cent of the brand's total sales volume.

Record-breaking sales of Hyundai EVs in the last few months demonstrates the brand’s strong foothold in the American market, thanks to soaring popularity of the EV6, EV9 and Nero EV models. Showcasing the Hyundai’s commitment to innovation and sustainability, this momentum positions the brand as a robust player in the fast-expanding EV industry.

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