Tesla is proving to be hugely popular in South Korea as sales have seen a massive increase recently.
According to data from the Korea Automobiles Manufacturers’ Association (KAMA), Tesla sold 7,080 units from January to June in Korea. When compared to the same period in 2019, the automaker sold just 417.
|Long Range Model 3||4,528|
|Standard Range Plus Model 3||1,877|
|Performance Model 3||436|
With the record sales numbers, Tesla vehicles accounted for 43% of the available subsidies for electric passenger cars, worth about ₩90 billion won ($100 million CAD), the most of any automaker.
Hyundai was second with about ₩64 billion won ($71 million CAD), with Kia accounting for the third most subsidies at ₩30 billion won ($33 million CAD).
Overall EV sales in Korea, which includes passenger cars, trucks, and vans increased 23% to 22,267 units from the same period in 2019.