Top 10 Selling Electric Cars In The World

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In the list of top 10 selling electric cars in the world, it seems to be a tight race between China’s BYD and the US’ Tesla. Despite Tesla having a small portfolio of products when compared to BYD, it has managed to stay on top. India might not see a lot of these cars launching in the local markets anytime soon!

Wuling hongguang mini EV

Wuling hongguang mini EV

List Price: US$ 6,000-9,000

Pros

• An affordable EV that focuses on personal mobility
• A well-built hatchback that doesn’t feel cheap

Cons

• Not for people who want to do highway runs. This car is strictly for the city only
• 2-door design means difficult rear seat access. Also, it is a 4-seater, not 5

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Battery Capacity: 9.2kWh to 13.8kWh | Range Promised (ARAI): 120km to 170Km | Fast Charge Support: No | Battery Warranty: 8 years or 120,000km | Estimated Battery Replacement Cost: $4,320 | Extended Battery Warranty Option: Yes | Brake Horse Power: 27BHP | Torque: 85Nm | Safety Rating: 5 Star | Availability in India: As MG Comet


Wuling Bingo

List Price: US$ 8,300-12,400

Pros

• Placed at a low price point
• Offers great bettery warrenty

Cons

• The dealerships are less
• Performance is average

Battery Capacity: 17.3kWh to 31.9kWh | Range Promised (ARAI): 203km to 333Km | Fast Charge Support: Yes (90kWh DC upto 80% in 30 minutes) | Battery Warranty: 8 years or 120,000km | Estimated Battery Replacement Cost: $4,730 | Extended Battery Warranty Option: Yes | Brake Horse Power: 40 to 67BHP | Torque: 110 to 150Nm | Safety Rating: Not available | Availability in India: No


BYD Seagull

List Price: US$ 11,400-13,900

Pros

• Compact Car
• Placed at a low price point
• Offers great range in its segment

Cons

• Acceleration is not so quick
• Slow charging in AC chargers

Battery Capacity: 30kWh to 38kWh | Range Promised (ARAI): 305km to 405Km | Fast Charge Support: Yes (90kWh DC upto 80% in 30 Minutes) | Battery Warranty: 6 years or 150,000km | Estimated Battery Replacement Cost: $6,000 | Extended Battery Warranty Option: Yes | Brake Horse Power: 74BHP | Torque: 135Nm | Safety Rating: 5 Star | Availability in India: Launching in 2024


BYD Dolphin

List Price: US$ 16,700-19,600

Pros

• Placed at a low price point
• Offers great performance in its segment

Cons

• The dealerships are less
• Slow charging in AC chargers

Battery Capacity: 30.72kWh to 60.48kWh | Range Promised (ARAI): 340km to 427Km | Fast Charge Support: Yes (90kWh DC upto 80% in 30 minutes) | Battery Warranty: 8 years or 160,000km | Estimated Battery Replacement Cost: $6,000 | Extended Battery Warranty Option: Yes | Brake Horse Power: 94 to 201BHP | Torque: 180 to 310Nm | Safety Rating: 5 Star | Availability in India: May launch in 2024


BYD Qin

List Price: US$ 18,900-25,700

Pros

• Affordable compared to the other cars in the segment
• Fast charging is exceptionally good
• Offers great range

Cons

• Acceleration is not so quick
• Slow charging in AC chargers

Battery Capacity: 47.5kWh to 71.7kWh | Range Promised (ARAI): 400km to 600Km | Fast Charge Support: Yes (90kWh DC upto 80% in 30 minutes) | Battery Warranty: 8 years or 160,000km | Estimated Battery Replacement Cost: $8,000 | Extended Battery Warranty Option: Yes | Brake Horse Power: 136 to 304BHP | Torque: 325Nm | Safety Rating: 5 Star | Availability in India: No


BYD Song

List Price: US$ 27,500

Pros

• Affordable compared to other cars in the segment
• Fast charging is exceptionally good
• Offers great range

Cons

• Acceleration is not so quick
• Slow charging in AC chargers

Battery Capacity: 71.7kWh | Range Promised (ARAI): 505Km | Fast Charge Support: Yes (90kWh DC upto 80% in 30 minutes) | Battery Warranty: 8 years or 160,000km | Estimated Battery Replacement Cost: $8,500 | Extended Battery Warranty Option: Yes | Brake Horse Power: 184BHP | Torque: 280Nm | Safety Rating: 5 Star | Availability in India: No


BYD Atto 3

List Price: US$ 32,350

Pros

• Gives great performance
• Fast charging is exceptionally good
• Offers great range

Cons

• Funky interior design may not be to everyone’s liking
• Expensive! The Atto 3 is premium priced

Battery Capacity: 60.48kWh | Range Promised (ARAI): 521Km | Fast Charge Support: Yes (150kWh DC upto 100% in 35 minutes) | Battery Warranty: 8 years or 160,000km | Estimated Battery Replacement Cost: $12,000 | Extended Battery Warranty Option: Yes | Brake Horse Power: 204BHP | Torque: 310Nm | Safety Rating: 5 Star | Availability in India: Yes


AITO M7

List Price: US$ 35,200 – 53,500

Pros

• Offers many variant with different features
• Has a lot of space and can seat 7 people

Cons

• A little overpriced in its segment
• The company is yet to prove its reliability

Battery Capacity: 40kWh | Range Promised (ARAI): 165km to 195km | Fast Charge Support: No | Battery Warranty: 8 years or 160,000km | Estimated Battery Replacement Cost: $12,000 | Extended Battery Warranty Option: Yes | Brake Horse Power: 123 to 152BHP | Torque: 205Nm | Safety Rating: Not available | Availability in India: No


Tesla Model Y

List Price: US$ 38,260 – 56,990

Pros

• Loads of room with great boot space
• Fast charging is exceptionally good
• Offers great range

Cons

• Overly digital Interior creates confusion in the beginning
• Build quality disappointing in some cases
• Clumsy handling when compared to other Tesla models

Battery Capacity: 56.5kWh to 75kWh | Range Promised (ARAI): 418km to 499Km | Fast Charge Support: Yes (170kWh to 250kWh DC upto 80% in 28 minutes) | Battery Warranty: 8 years or 241,401km | Estimated Battery Replacement Cost: $10,500 to $11,400 | Extended Battery Warranty Option: Yes | Brake Horse Power: 295 to 384BHP | Torque: 493Nm | Safety Rating: 5 Star | Availability in India: May launch in 2024


Tesla Model 3

List Price: US$ 40,630 – 55,000

Pros

• Gives great performance
• Fast charging is exceptionally good
• Offers great range

Cons

• A little expensive
• Not practical for people who are not homeowners with access to cheap charging daily

Battery Capacity: 57.5kWh to 82kWh | Range Promised (ARAI): 438km to 629km | Fast Charge Support: Yes (170kWh to 250kWh DC upto 80% in 30 minutes) | Battery Warranty: 8 years or 241,401km | Estimated Battery Replacement Cost: $14,000 | Extended Battery Warranty Option: Yes | Brake Horse Power: 257 to 430BHP | Torque: 660Nm | Safety Rating: 5 Star | Availability in India: May launch in 2025

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Mukul Yudhveer Singh is an Editor at EFY. He’s an experienced business journalist who is both an enthusiast and a cynic of technology. Believes in data, as well as hunch-based journalism. He defines journalism as- reporting facts which help the audience take their own decisions, not ones that influence them!

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