SEOUL, June 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Hyundai Motor Co. and Kia Corp. saw the 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 top automaker and its affiliate sold 393,509 eco-friendly cars, including plug-in hybrid and all-electric vehicles, in the January-May period of this year, raising their accumulative sales to 3.01 million units, according to the data.
Demand for eco-friendly cars remained solid despite global supply chain disruptions and a shortage of auto chips.
Hyundai and Kia reported a 5.9 percent on-year fall in auto sales to 2.69 million units in the first five months of this year.
But their sales of eco-friendly cars jumped 42.6 percent on-year to 393,509 units in the cited period.