2014 First Half – Best Selling Electric Cars Worldwide – All Models!
Again, based on EV Sales Blog, we take a look at the best selling electric cars in the first half of 2014, but this time on the worldwide sales level, instead of just Europe.
First of all, June brings a new sales record of nearly 30,000 plug-in vehicles (even without data from all countries).
As it turns out, the Tesla Model S was second best selling EV in June. However, the undisputed leader is Nissan LEAF at close to 5,000 sales in June.
First half of the year 2014
In the whole first half of the year, Nissan delivered some 27,000 LEAFs. This is almost twice as much as the second place Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV and third place Tesla Model S. However, LEAF is available almost everywhere, so this is not valid comparison.
Toyota Prius Plug-In seems to be fourth and is the last EV above the 10,000-unit mark, while Chevrolet Volt with all its brothers and sisters (Holden Volt, Opel and Vauxhall Ampera) almost reached 10,000.
In China, BYD Qin seems to be selling at a comparable pace to the Ford Fusion Energi in US. BMW i3 climbs up and exceeded 5,000 units.
In total, 136,000 electric vehicles were counted. However, not all of them are real cars (like Twizy or Chinese Kandi EVs).
EV sales by brands
EV Sales Blog provides some insight for brands.
Nissan remain the leader. However, thanks to some MiEVs, Mitsubishi reduced the distance by ~ 2,000.
Real changes comes from place fifth where Ford outstripped Chevrolet!
Renault went up and is ahead of BYD and BMW.
Three Japanese brands (Nissan, Mitsubishi and Toyota) with more than 55,000 have 40% market share.
US represented by Tesla, Ford and Chevrolet with some 36,000 have ~26%.
Source: EV Sales Blog