The best selling plug-in hybrid for 2022 was the MG HS with over 1500 sales and a huge lead over the second-place Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross.

    The Europeans fought it out amongst themselves with Volvo (XC60, XC90, XC40), BMW (X3, X5, 3 Series) and Mercedes-Benz (GLC) finding a few hundred buyers each.

    Despite the technology being touted as a stepping stone to full-electric vehicles, the total number of plug-in hybrids sold in 2022 was just 5,937, compared to 33,416 full battery electric vehicles.

    The figures were also dwarfed by the substantial number of standard (non-plug-in) hybrid vehicles sold in 2022, which accounted to 81,673 – of which a whopping 72,814 belonged to Toyota.

    Below is an interactive treemap of all electrified vehicles (Battery EV, PHEV, Hybrid, FCEV etc) sold in Australia:

    Below is the full list of PHEVs and their sales in 2022.

    Model2022 National Sales
    MG HS1554
    Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross926
    Volvo XC60591
    Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Wagon363
    Mitsubishi Outlander303
    Volvo XC90267
    BMW X3230
    Lexus NX230
    MINI Countryman189
    BMW X5176
    BMW 3 Series166
    Volvo XC40147
    Ford Escape139
    Hyundai Ioniq98
    Porsche Cayenne Wagon88
    Kia Niro64
    Porsche Cayenne Coupe64
    Kia Sorento62
    Peugeot 300860
    Cupra Formentor54
    Mercedes-Benz A-Class36
    Ferrari Coupe/Conv34
    Cupra Leon25
    Mercedes-Benz E-Class22
    Peugeot 50819
    Land Rover Range Rover Evoque13
    Porsche Panamera7
    Land Rover Range Rover Sport5
    BMW 5 Series4
    BMW 7 Series1
    Grand Total5937

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    Alborz Fallah

    Alborz is the founder of CarAdvice (sold to Nine and now Drive) and co-founder of CarExpert. He is an honourary adjunct professor & entrepreneur in residence at the University of QLD. He loves naturally-aspirated V8s, V10s and V12s and is in denial about the impending death of the internal combustion engine. The best way to reach him is via Instagram.

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