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Japan’s Electric Passenger Vehicle Sales in October 2020

In October 2020, electric (HEV / PHEV / BEV / FCEV) passenger vehicle sales increased
29% year-on-year to 83,000 units

・The sales of electric vehicles (HEV / PHEV / BEV / FCEV) in the passenger vehicle market (light automobiles with a 660cc or smaller engine displacement are not included) increased 29% from the same month of the previous year to 83,000 units. The reason for the sharp increase is that sales decreased in the entire automobile market in October 2019 due to the consumption tax hike implemented in the same month. It was the first time since September 2019 that sales have exceeded the results of the same month of the previous year. ・BEVs declined 18.1% to 893 units due to poor sales of the Nissan Leaf. Three foreign brands Peugeot (e-208), DS (DS3 Crossback E-TENSE) and Porsche (Taycan) entered Japan’s BEV market for the first time in October 2020, selling 120 units, 11 units and 2 units respectively.
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