Malaysian vehicle sales data for April 2020 by brand

As reported earlier, the month of April saw what was the worst performing month ever in terms of new vehicle sales, with the country right in the thick of the fight against Covid-19 with the movement control order (MCO). According to data from the Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA), just 141

LG Chem Q1 2020: Battery Sales Up, But Still At A Small Loss

Energy Solutions account for 31.8% of LG Chem sales. A year ago it was 24.9%. LG Chem’s Q1 2020 financial report reveals several interesting things about the battery business of the South Korean company. The overall revenues increased in Q1 by 7.5% year-over-year to 7,116 billion KRW ($5.8 billion), although

September Car Sales Roundup: Fall Put the Brakes on Many Automaker Gains

September was a rough month for most of the automakers as sales are down at many of the world’s preeminent companies. Though August saw some headway into bringing stability to the overall industry, the specter of a looming financial recession seems to have finally caught up to consumer purchases. And

India recorded zero car sales in April due to lockdown

The Covid-19 pandemic lockdown in India has left its mark on the country’s automotive industry, as it recorded exactly zero domestic sales in the first month (April) of the 2020-2021 financial year, reported Bloomberg and The Times of India. India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, declared a nationwide lockdown for 21

Proton to resume sales and production from May 5

Following the announcement of the conditional movement control order (CMCO) on Labour Day, Proton has revealed it will gradually restart operations from May 5, covering both sales and production. Prior to this, the company temporarily halted all operations on March 18 to meet the movement control order (MCO) directive that

Almost A Fifth Of Kia Sales In Europe Were xEVs In Q1 2020

During the past quarter, Kia sold more than 13,000 plug-ins in Europe as the lineup expands. Kia’s car sales in Europe decreased during the first quarter of 2020 (by 14.5% to 113,026), but in relation to the entire market, the South Korean manufacturer actually did very well. Market share improved

Hyundai Kona Electric Sales Up Above 5,000 Per Month Again

March was so far the best month for Hyundai plug-in car sales this year. In March, Hyundai managed to bring back its global plug-in electric car sales closer to its peak results – above 8,000 per month, including 5,000 Kona Electric. According to the official stats, the company sold 8,079

EV Sales In Italy Stay Afloat Amid Catastrophic March For Auto Industry

All is not equal when sales figures are reviewed by powertrain. Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on opportunity:energy. A matter of weeks. That’s all it took for the Coronavirus pandemic to change the face of the world and wreak havoc at an unprecedented scale on all aspects of human life.

Plug-in Car Sales In The Netherlands Increased In March 2020

March was actually one of the better months for plug-in car sales in the Netherlands. Passenger car sales in the Netherlands went down by 25% in March, but that’s not the case for plug-ins, which still managed to note some gains, despite the challenging situation. The total number of new

Volvo's Q1 2020 sales down by 18.2% due to Covid-19

Volvo’s consecutive years of charting record growth has been abruptly disrupted by the novel coronavirus outbreak, and in the first quarter of 2020 it sold 131,889 cars globally. That’s a drop of 18.2% compared to the same period last year. Last month, the Swedish brand sold 46,395 cars, down 31.2%