Tesla Model S Was World’s Best-Selling Electric Car In November
Tesla Model S was the best selling plug-in electric car in November with over 5,000 units delivered worldwide.
That’s significantly more than the two Chinese market leaders – the tiny Kandi Panda EVs and BYD Tang, both at over 4,000.
Nissan LEAF weakened and, according to EV Sales Blog’s estimations, stood at just 2,595 delivered globally in November.
Overall, 2015 will end above 500,000 plug-in cars sold (all-electric and plug-in hybrids) worldwide (nearly 450,000 at the end of November).
Tesla Model S is now the market leader* for YTD numbers and probably will still stay on top after December’s results are in.
(1) – Includes Chevrolet Volt I and II, Holden Volt, Opel and Vauxhall Ampera;
Below is a look at manufacturer rank. BYD was the first to cross 50,000 units sold this year – seems like over 10% global market share, right? Tesla nearly caught Nissan in the run for second place, while Mitsubishi fell to fourth.
*Editor’s Note: We should also note that while the worldwide tally is currently just over 42,000 units for Tesla, there is some regional holes/shortages of information that are in all likelihood, underestimating the actual number to some degree, perhaps by upwards of ~1,500-2,000 units.