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Top Electric Car Companies: BYD overtook Tesla in 2022

If you are a fan and follower of trends in the electric vehicle (EV) industry, you definitely know the name Tesla. You might know a few other names among the top electric car companies. This page tracks the progress on the electric car industry, to keep you updated.

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July 2022: Chinese electric car brand, BYD, overtook Telsa in total sales of EVs, thanks to its performance in the first half of 2022, to become the world’s largest electric car maker. According to a Financial Times report, BYD sold 641,000 vehicles in the first six months of the year, against Tesla’s 564,000 vehicles. BYD now has the most market share in electric vehicles.

BYD is now the world's biggest and top electric car maker by sales
BYD is now the world’s biggest electric car maker by sales

Who is the top electric car maker in the US?

Tesla remains the biggest electric car maker in the United States, though. Its hold on the US market is not under a threat, at the moment, as almost all of BYD’s sales happens in China.


Who is the biggest electric car company in China?

BYD is the largest EV manufacturer in China. BYD is to China what Tesla is to the USA.

Who makes the most electric cars in Europe?

Which is the top EV company on the old continent? That honour goes to the Volkswagen Group, which has about 25% of the EV market in Europe.

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List of the top electric car companies globally

This list is according to number of cars sold, and is constantly updated.

    • BYD
    • Tesla
    • Toyota
    • General Motors (GM)
    • Volkswagen Group
    • SAIC-GM-Wuling Motors
    • BMW
    • Nissan
    • Hyundai
    • Ford Motors

These are the 10 biggest electric car brands in the world. Electric vehicles use an electric motor in place of a combustion engine (gasoline/petrol or diesel).

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