Hyundai, Kia’s total eco-friendly car sales top 3 million units

Hyundai, Kia's total eco-friendly car sales top 3 million units

This undated photo, provided by Kia Corp., shows its EV6 electric vehicle. (Kia Corp.)

Hyundai Motor Co. and Kia Corp. saw total sales of their eco-friendly cars exceed 3 million units, industry data showed Sunday, 13 years after they began rolling out hybrid vehicles.

South Korea’s largest automaker and its subsidiary sold 393,509 eco-friendly cars, including plug-in hybrid and all-electric vehicles, in the period January-May this year, bringing their total sales to 3.01 million units, according to data. .

Demand for eco-friendly cars remained solid despite global supply chain disruptions and a shortage of car chips.

Hyundai and Kia reported a 5.9 percent year-on-year decline in car sales to 2.69 million units in the first five months of this year.

But their sales of eco-friendly cars rose 42.6 percent year-on-year to 393,509 units in the said period. (Yonhap)

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