High All-Electrical Automobile OEMs By Gross sales In Q2 2023: Tesla Vs. BYD

The second quarter of 2023 introduced us one other important improve in battery-electric automobile (BEV) gross sales world wide.

On this put up, we’ll check out the worldwide gross sales outcomes of all-electric vehicles by the three largest producers (OEMs) – Tesla, BYD, and Volkswagen Group.

All three OEMs improved their outcomes year-over-year, however the order has not modified in comparison with Q1. Tesla is the market chief with 466,140 models offered and a really robust 83 p.c improve year-over-year.

BYD is the second largest participant with 352,163 models, however its progress fee is even sooner than Tesla (up 95 p.c year-over-year). The relative distance between the 2 seems to be reducing, as BYD achieved about 76 p.c of Tesla’s quantity, in comparison with 71 p.c a yr in the past.

The third OEM is the Volkswagen Group with 180,239 models offered and a progress fee of 53 p.c year-over-year. Whereas the outcomes are constructive for the German producer, the numbers point out that it is not in a position to develop as rapidly as Tesla and BYD. Due to that, the relative distance is growing.

BEV gross sales leads to Q2 2023:


Throughout the first half of the yr, Tesla virtually achieved 900,000 models offered, whereas BYD exceeded 600,000. The Volkswagen Group is at about half of BYD’s quantity proper now with over 300,000 models offered.

With a really robust progress fee, BYD quickly would possibly be capable to problem Tesla, however most likely not but in 2023.

BEV gross sales leads to Q1-Q2 2023:

  • Tesla: 889,015 (up 57% year-over-year)
  • BYD (vehicles): 616,810 (up 91% year-over-year) or 69% of Tesla’s outcome
    Distinction to Tesla: 272,205 (up 13% year-over-year)
  • Volkswagen Group: 321,091 (up 48% year-over-year) or 36% of Tesla’s outcome
    Distinction to Tesla: 567,924 (up 63% year-over-year)

For reference, in 2022, Tesla delivered greater than 1.3 million electrical vehicles (a rise of 40 p.c year-over-year), BYD offered over 0.9 million (up 184 p.c) and Volkswagen Group over 0.57 million (up 26 p.c).


  • Tesla gross sales don’t embrace vehicles (Tesla Semi)
  • BYD gross sales don’t embrace industrial autos (vehicles/buses) and different manufacturers (Denza and newly launched manufacturers).
  • Volkswagen Group consists of Volkswagen (vehicles), Audi, Skoda, Porsche, Seat/Cupra, Volkswagen Industrial Autos (vans), however for the sake of comparability we excluded MAN, Scania and Navistar.