Sorry, Elon. Hyundai, Kia steal a yard on Tesla in the EV race
Tesla still sells far more cars, but Hyundai and Kia have made massive strides in a few short months
Pipe down for a second Elon Musk, the hottest things in the auto industry — the most electric electrics — now come from Hyunda and Kia.
Earlier this year, the South Korean carmakers rolled out two new battery-powered cars — the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and its sibling, the Kia EV6 — which promptly tore up the sales charts, passing the Nissan Leaf, Chevrolet Bolt and every other electric vehicle on the market not made by Tesla. In the US this year through May, Hyundai and Kia sold 21,467 of these two machines, besting even the white-hot Ford Mustang Mach-E, which was snapped up by 15,718 drivers.
“From an EV perspective, they’re cleaning the floor,” said Edmunds analyst Joseph Yoon. “I honestly don’t know if any dealers around me have any in stock.”..