In June, Close To 160,000 Plug-In Electric Cars Were Sold Globally

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AUG 1 2018 BY MARK KANE 4

Global sales of plug-in electric cars not only increased rather quickly but are getting more and more interesting in model and manufacturer ranking.

In June, some 157,933 sales were noted/estimated, which is 58% more than one year ago (a third best result ever).

See more our sales reports for June 2018 here.

With 758,375 sales year-to-date (up 69%), the plug-in market now accounts for 1.6% of total volume. Time will tell whether 2 million and above 2% is possible this year.

Global Plug-In Electric Car Sales In June 2018 (data source: EV Sales Blog)

As the BAIC EC-Series took some time off in June, the Nissan LEAF became the new best-selling plug-in model through the first six months of 2018.

However, 6,704 Nissan LEAFs are not enough to stop the Tesla Model 3 from taking the lead for June as Model 3 surged to 7,856 for the month.

The small differences between cars from #4 to #8 makes all scenarios possible in the race called the best of the rest (4rd place).

World’s Top 10 Selling Plug-In Cars In June 2018 (data source: EV Sales Blog)

World’s Top 10 Selling Plug-In Cars In June 2018 (data source: EV Sales Blog)

BAIC wasn’t able to match BYD and Tesla’s output in June, so two leaders emerged – BYD at 71,328 and Tesla at 70,684. Because the momentum of Model 3 favors Tesla, BYD will need to figure out how to produce and sell more if it wants to be the biggest plug-in brand in the world for another year.

  • BYD: 16,278 (71,328 YTD)
  • Tesla: 19,157 (70,684 YTD)
  • BAIC: 9,664 (60,791 YTD)

World’s Top 10 Plug-In Car Manufacturers – June 2018 (data source: EV Sales Blog)

The Top 20 table shows us which manufacturers are most serious in the plug-in market today:

World’s Top 10 Plug-In Car Manufacturers – June 2018 (data source: EV Sales Blog)

Here’s a comparison of automotive groups:

  • Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance – 11% share
  • BYD – 9%
  • Tesla – 9%
  • BAIC – 8% share
  • BMW Group – 8% share
  • Volkswagen Group – 8% share

…and brand origins:

  • China – 46%
  • Germany- 18%
  • U.S. – 14%
  • Japan – 11%
  • other – 11%

Our thanks to EV Sales Blog for tallying up and estimating the individual sales by OEM

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4 Comments on "In June, Close To 160,000 Plug-In Electric Cars Were Sold Globally"

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TM21

It is good to see a global perspective. The US numbers are interesting, but the global numbers are just as important if not more so.

Steven Loveday

Definitely! That’s why we publish both, as well as sales reports from multiple countries. Thank you!

Kenneth Bokor

Any global numbers yet for July?

May0013proEREV

Where is the chevy Volt 2?