The ranking of the top ten electric car brands is here:a glimpse of the domain name preferences of major manufacturers!

knowledge 08 Sep 2023 10:39:39 AM By:DN editor
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Sure, here's the translation of the article:**Top 10 Electric Vehicle Brands and Their Domain Names**Recently, the new energy vehicle industry has been buzzing with activity. With companies like NIO, Xpeng, and Li Auto entering the capital

Sure, here's the translation of the article:

**Top 10 Electric Vehicle Brands and Their Domain Names**

Recently, the new energy vehicle industry has been buzzing with activity. With companies like NIO, Xpeng, and Li Auto entering the capital market, the competition in the new car market has become more intense. The development momentum is also growing rapidly, and their domain name choices are equally noteworthy. Today, let's take a look at the top 10 electric vehicle brands from 2019 to 2020 (in no particular order) and the domain names they use.

The ranking of the top ten electric car brands is here:a glimpse of the domain name preferences of major manufacturers!

1. **Tesla**

In the tumultuous year of 2020, the industry leader in the new energy vehicle sector, Tesla, shone the brightest in the global capital market, with a current market value of $412.139 billion.

When it was founded in 2003, its official website used the domain "teslamotors.com." However, the shorter brand domain "Tesla.com" had already been registered back in 1992. As Tesla grew, the original domain couldn't meet the brand's future needs.

Finally, in 2016, Tesla acquired the brand domain "tesla.com," albeit at a high price of $11 million, after 13 years of effort. Since then, Tesla has become more domain-savvy, protecting domains like "tesla.cn/.com.cn" and related Chinese domains for the Chinese market. Notably, Elon Musk also owns the single-letter domain "x.com."

2. **Lexus**

In the midst of the rise of new energy vehicles, Lexus launched its first electric vehicle, the Lexus UX. Its Chinese official website domain is "lexus.com.cn," while the global official website is "lexus.com."

3. **BYD**

BYD, a Chinese automobile brand based in Shenzhen, uses the concise three-letter domain "byd.com" for its official website, perfectly matching its brand name and making it easy for brand promotion and image building. BYD also owns "byd.cn/.com.cn" and other related domains, while its new energy vehicle project uses "bydauto.com.cn."

4. **NIO**

NIO, which went public in the United States in 2018, currently has a market value of $27.389 billion. NIO's official website uses "nio.com," and the company also owns "nio.cn/.com.cn." Additionally, founder William Li has a history of acquiring premium domains for his projects.

5. **BMW**

BMW's electric vehicles are designed for urban transportation, meeting the demands of green, low-carbon, and zero-emission urban traffic. BMW's official website uses the typical three-letter domain "bmw.com," perfectly complementing its brand logo. It also holds a range of related domains, including "bmw.cn/.com.cn/.net," "baoma.com/.cn/.com.cn/.net," and "bmwi.com."

BMW's subsidiary, Mini, uses "minichina.com.cn" as its official website domain, with additional domains such as "mini.com," "mini.de," and others in its portfolio.

6. **Mercedes-Benz**

Mercedes-Benz's electric car project includes plans to release an electrified version of GLA called EQA. Mercedes-Benz owns over 200 domains, with its official website being "mercedes-benz.com." The company protects related domains like "mercedes-benz.cn/.com.cn" and "benz.cn/.com.cn."

Smart, another brand under Daimler AG, uses "smart.com" for its official website, with the Chinese official website being "smartchina.com.cn." Daimler also protects domains like "daimler.com.cn/.cn/.cc."

7. **Toyota**

Since the debut of the world's first mass-produced HEV "Prius" in 1997, Toyota has sold over 16 million electrified vehicles worldwide. Toyota's official website is "toyota.com," and it owns related domains like "toyota.cn/.com.cn/.car." FAW Toyota's official website is "ftms.com.cn," with domains like "ftms.cn" and "tmcl.com.cn" also protected.

8. **Xpeng**

Xpeng, which went public in the U.S. in August 2020, currently has a market value of $14.308 billion. Xpeng initially used "chengzimotor.com" as its official website domain, but it later acquired and switched to the matching double-spelled domain "xiaopeng.com" in 2015. The company also owns other domains like "x-peng.cn," "xptravel.cn," and "youpengchuxing.com."

9. **Li Auto**

Li Auto, which went public on NASDAQ in July 2020, currently has a market value of $16.024 billion. Li Auto was previously named "CHJ Automotive," and in March 2019, it was renamed "Li Xiang." Its official website is "Lixiang.com," which is ideal for creating brand momentum and instant recognition.

10. **Audi**

Audi is reported to sign a new cooperation agreement with FAW in China, including establishing a second joint venture and building a new factory for electric vehicles. Audi's official website is "audi.com," and it owns domains like "audi.cn/.com.cn," "my-audi.com.cn," "audi-online.cn," and "audiclub.cn."

In summary, most of these companies completed their brand domain layout early, using domains that perfectly match their brands. A domain name that aligns with the brand enhances user trust and makes the brand more distinctive and competitive in the internet age. Tesla's persistence in securing the "Tesla.com" brand domain reflects its business philosophy.

Currently, the entire new energy vehicle industry shows a trend of vigorous development. While competition is fierce, the potential is unlimited. In the changing market landscape, evolving business models, and the increasing importance of domain names in the digital era, domain names will be a battleground for major enterprises!

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The ranking of the top ten electric car brands is here:a glimpse of the domain name preferences of major manufacturers!