Chevy Bolt & Baojun E100 Lead GM Global EV Sales In 2018

Chevy Bolt EV in snow


The Buick Velite 6 sales have reportedly begun in China.

While plug-in General Motors deliveries dropped in the United States last year, the automaker saw a significant increase in global plug-in sales in 2018. The Chevy Bolt EV again led the electric offerings, clocking in at 27,918 units delivered worldwide. However, The Baojun E100/E200 also impressed with 25,888 sales in China. The Chevy Volt follows close behind with 25,298 units sold globally.

According to reports from China, exactly 5,000 Buick Velite 6’s were also sold in December. InsideEVs also estimates 231 CT6 Plug-in hybrids were sold in the United States this year. This brings the total number of plug-in sales across GM brands to 84,317 for the year.

Looking at individual markets, 2018 sales are as follows:

Chevy Volt

United States – 18,306

Canada – 4,114*

China – 2,688 (Buick Velite 5)

South Korea – 160

Mexico – 30*

Chevy Bolt

United States – 18,019

South Korea – 4,722

Canada – 2,408*

Europe – 2,731 (Opel Ampera-e)

Mexico – 20


China – 25,888

Velite 6

China – 5,000 (Reported by China Passenger Car Association)


United States – 231 (InsideEVs estimate)

*Sales data available through November

2019 Chevy Volt

The biggest seller abroad for General Motors continues to be the Baojun E100, followed by the Chevy Bolt EV. Baojun (jointly owned by General Motors (GM) and SAIC Motor) recently expanded availability of their tiny two seat EV. The recently launched E200 will be replacing the E100 on the market. We do not have sales figures for the Cadillac CT6 Plug-in for China.

Historically, domestic GM plug-in sales have significantly out-performed other markets. For the first time, GM’s combined global electric vehicle sales of ~47,761 have eclipsed U.S. sales. Strong international demand for the Baojun E100/E200 and Bolt EV has helped the automaker find more success globally than in previous years.

European and Chinese sales data via Car Sales Base. Mexico and Canada data via GM Authority.

Chevrolet Bolt EV

Chevrolet Bolt EVs - finding more US driveways every month!
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8 Comments on "Chevy Bolt & Baojun E100 Lead GM Global EV Sales In 2018"

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Do Not Read Between The Lines

A car “impressed” with 26k sales in the largest EV market in the world?
You’re very easily impressed.

Just wait for GM to get a proper cult leader

They need something.

eCOPO based car that can out accelerate every car out there might be something.

The sad part is from an environmental standpoint the Baojun E100 is the car most people should buy given most cars only have a single occupant. Instead larger and larger cars/trucks/SUV/CUV are more popular especially in the US.

If GM could make the Volt as EV only it would be a nice size for a vehicle. You could get more leg room because the T-cell pack would be gone – would have to raise the vehicle some. Maybe push the cab forward a bit given there would be no ICE anymore to create additional legroom. You end up with a car that’s smaller than the Model 3, looks nice and provides enough space for 4 people – 5 in a pinch.

Yes, that’s an impressive figure. According to , that puts it in #16 of all models sold in China — and #1 for (partially) foreign-owned companies.

Slow hand clap….

Soft golf clap after making a long putt, for a bogie.