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Demand for electric and hybrid vehicles is increasing in Turkey: Increased by 325%

In Turkey, in the January-November period of 2021, sales of electric cars reached 2,415 with an increase of 325%, and sales of hybrid cars reached 45,190 with an increase of 121.8%.

According to the January-November 2021 data of the Automotive Distributors Association (ODD), the automobile and light commercial vehicle market increased by 1.0% to 675 thousand 107 units in the said period.

In the January-November period of 2021, automobile sales decreased by 2.1% compared to the previous year and became 518 thousand 294 units, while the light commercial vehicle market increased by 12.7% and reached 156 thousand 813 units.

While the automobile and light commercial vehicle market decreased by 24.9% and the automobile market by 33.2% in November 2021, the light commercial vehicle market increased by 9.2%.

In November 2021, the automobile and light commercial vehicle market decreased by 24.9% compared to November 2020 and reached 60 thousand 216 units.

In November, automobile sales decreased by 33.2% compared to the same month of the previous year and became 42 thousand 982, while the light commercial vehicle market increased by 9.2% to 17 thousand 234.

The automobile and light commercial vehicle market decreased by 24.7% compared to the 10-year November average sales. The automobile market decreased by 29.9% compared to the 10-year average November sales. The light commercial vehicle market decreased by 7.4% compared to the 10-year November average sales. According to the segments of the automobile market, vehicles in the A, B and C segments with low tax rates constituted 86.6% of the market. C-segment cars received a 54.1% share with 280,235 units, and B-segment cars took a 31.8% share with 164,963 units.

When evaluated according to body types, the most preferred body type was sedan cars with a share of 39.4% and 204 thousand 29 units. Sedan cars were followed by SUVs with a 35% share and 181,250 sales, and H/B cars with a 23,7% share and 122 thousand 635 sales.

Electric vehicle sales are on the rise. In the January-November period, sales of electric cars reached 2,415 with an increase of 325%, and sales of hybrid cars reached 45,190 with an increase of 121.8%.

According to the engine type in the automobile market; Gasoline automobile sales received a 66.1% share with 342 thousand 438 units, diesel automobile sales took a 20.1% share with 104 thousand 217 units, hybrid automobile sales a 8.7% share with 45 thousand 190 units, and autogas automobile sales a 4.6% share with 24 thousand 34 units. 2,415 electric cars were sold.

In the same period of last year, 568 electric and 18,834 hybrid cars were sold.

Source: Sabah / Translated by Irem Yildiz

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