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Electric Car Brands

Tesla is the only major automaker that produces only pure electric cars, with no hybrid or gasoline-powered vehicles in its lineup.

Sports Car Brands

A battery electric vehicle (BEV), also known as a pure electric vehicle, only-electric vehicle or all-electric vehicle, is a type of electric vehicle that relies solely on chemical energy stored in rechargeable battery packs for propulsion.

Unlike hybrid electric vehicles, which combine an electric motor with an internal combustion engine, a BEV does not have a secondary source of propulsion such as a hydrogen fuel cell or any other form of engine. This makes BEVs an entirely emissions-free alternative to conventional vehicles, helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve air quality.

Tesla is widely recognized as the world's leading brand for electric vehicles. It is unique in that it produces only pure electric cars, with no hybrid or gasoline-powered vehicles in its lineup. While traditional automakers such as BMW, Audi, and Volkswagen offer both electric and conventional vehicles in their lineup.

Here is a list of car brands that make only pure electric vehicles.(*not including Hybrids, plug-in Hybrids car manufacturers)

United States

Tesla's exclusive focus on pure electric vehicles has been a key factor in its success as a leader in the electric vehicle market. This focus has allowed Tesla to develop cutting-edge technologies such as battery management systems, electric powertrains, and autonomous driving capabilities, which have set the company apart from other automakers in the industry.

Tesla has been able to build a loyal customer base and a strong brand reputation for innovation and quality. The company's success has also spurred other automakers to invest in electric vehicle technology, further driving the growth and evolution of the electric vehicle market.


NIO, XPeng, and Zeekr are all popular pure electric car brands in the Chinese market. These companies have gained a significant following in China due to their cutting-edge technology, sleek designs, and excellent product quality.

Other Countries

Polestar was launched in 2017 as a standalone all-electric brand under the Volvo Car Group, with the goal of developing high-performance electric vehicles. The brand is headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden, and has a global presence with operations in North America, Europe, and Asia.

Best-Selling Electric Cars

In 2022, the Tesla Model Y overtook its sibling, the Model 3, to take the top spot with 786,000 units sold. This marks the first time the Model Y has taken the world's best-selling electric vehicle title. In addition, it also ranks among the top five best-selling cars in the world, ranking fourth.

Here are the 6 best-selling electric cars in the world in 2022 (by global sales):

  • 1
    786,000 Units Tesla Model Y Compact SUV
  • 2
    596,000 Units Tesla Model 3 Compact car
  • 3
    424,031 Units Wuling Hongguang Mini EV Small/city car
  • 4
    205,238 Units BYD Dolphin Subcompact hatchback
  • 5
    201,744 Units BYD Yuan Plus/Atto 3 Compact SUV
  • 6
    174,092 Units Volkswagen ID.4 Compact SUV

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