Sales of electric cars on the Czech market increased from January to the end of October year-on-year to triple 1,888 vehicles. The number of hybrids sold then increased by 43 percent to 9,474 cars. Of this, the number of so-called plug-in hybrids increased, mainly due to the entry of Škoda into the segment, from 324 to 1,337 cars. According to data from the Association of Car Importers. Total car sales fell by more than twenty percent in the first ten months of 2020.
The best-selling electric car brand was Škoda with 732 Citigo iV cars, followed by Tesla with 357 vehicles and Hyundai, which supplied 291 cars with pure electric drive. Škoda has already announced that it is ending production of the Citigo iV, which will be replaced by the Enyaq car and other electric models on the new MEB platform.
In the hybrid market, Toyota leads with 3170 cars sold, followed by Ford with sales of 1,241 hybrid cars, and the third is Suzuki, which sold 92 cars less. Skoda sold 620 hybrid Superbs and 38 Octavia.
“Current figures confirm that hybrids and electric cars have become more widely known in the Czech Republic. All this without any significant state support. More and more brands are offering them, so there is really a lot to choose from. Toyota currently has a hybrid variant of almost every model except commercial vehicles, “said Martin Peleška, CEO of Toyota and Lexus in the Czech Republic. At Lexus, hybrids accounted for over 90 percent of cars sold.
Hybrids, together with electric cars, already make up almost seven percent of cars sold in the Czech Republic. 165,154 passenger cars were sold in the Czech Republic from January to October, which is 22 percent less than last year.