2013 Nissan LEAF

2013 Nissan LEAF

We love our sales figures here at InsideEVs.  Perhaps a bit too much.

But, if you're like us, then sales is where it's at.  There's really no more accurate way to determine the success or failure of a product than by its sales volume.

Chevrolet Volt

Chevrolet Volt

That's increasingly true on the global scale and is often used by automakers to determine whether or not to continue producing a vehicle.  However, gathering global sales figures, especially ones that span a few years, is incredibly difficult.  We've posted a few of these global sales reports in the past, but this one here is entirely different.

Thanks to our friends at EV Sales, what we have here is an all-time (figures current as of April 30 2013) running total of global sales, listed by automaker, and presented in Top 10 fashion.

Here goes...

  1. Nissan:  61,581
  2. Chevrolet:  43,138
  3. Toyota: 34,491
  4. Mitsubishi:  32,685
  5. Renault:  23,937
  6. Tesla:  12,381
  7. Ford:  7,489
  8. Chery:  5,758
  9. BYD:  5,325
  10. JAC:  4,068
Any surprises there?

Hat tip to Kimmi!!! (@ EV-Sales.blogspot)