Global electric vehicle market grew 29.0 percent annually in April 2022

The global electric vehicle (EV) market sales in the first quarter far outperformed expectations although many EV automakers increased the prices of their models in response to rising raw material costs. However, coupled with lockdowns in some regions in China due to its Zero-Covid policy, this exacerbated supply chain constraints and weakened April sales prospects. According to Researcher and Research LLC, the global EV market sold 540,952 units in April 2022, with a year on year (YoY) growth of 29.0% and a month on month (MoM) decline of 33.0%. The proportions of battery electric vehicle (BEV) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) were 69.8% and 30.2%, respectively, compared with 66.0% and 34.0% of the same period last year, BEV showed a slight growth.   Figure 1  Sales units of the global top 10 EV sales countries in April 2021 vs April 2022   China, the US, Germany, France, the