Yes, it is very presumptuous to say that you don’t know about certain electric models when I don’t even know who you are… and when I’m writing a story that thousands of people will read… but you get the point. 😉
When I recently looked at electric car sales data for South Korea that Jose Pontes dug up, I was surprised and excited to see the Samsung SM3 ZE and Kia Ray EV on there. We’ve written about the Samsung SM3 ZE and Kia Ray EV before, but I had almost totally forgotten about these vehicles.
Other interesting notes are that the only European and US electric cars sold in Korea seem to be the BMW i3 and Chevy Spark EV. This reinforces my opinion that BMW is the car company second- or third-most-serious about the EV transition, and that GM is in the top 4.
Naturally, the solid and homegrown Kia Soul EV dominates Korea’s electric car market. Here are the full stats and charts for June 2015 and the first half of the year:
|Model||Jun 2015||YTD 2015||June Market Share||2015 Market Share|
|Chevy Spark EV||4||45||1%||5%|
|Kia Ray EV||0||36||0%||4%|
|Kia Soul EV||221||497||61%||52%|
|Samsung SM3 ZE||101||259||28%||27%|