Nissan Leaf in Norway

Nissan Leaf in Norway

Well, it was bound to happen sometime soon.  Shortly after getting wind of the cumulative running total for global plug-in vehicle sales, we decided to whip up this here post.

Mitsubishi i-MiEV

Mitsubishi i-MiEV

It's self-explanatory really, so we won't bore you with details.

Here are the Top 5 global plug-in vehicle sales leaders, broken down by automaker, thus far in 2013 (figures current as of April 30).

  1. Nissan: 11,624
  2. Mitsubishi:  7,473
  3. Tesla:  7,107
  4. Chevrolet:  6,760
  5. Toyota:  5,713
The only surprise here is maybe that Mitsubishi stands at #2.  Though the Mitsubishi i doesn't sell for a darn in the US, it's faring well in portions of Europe and in Japan.  No other shockers really, though we expect Renault to knock Toyota out of the 5 spot and possibly shoot pass Chevy now that Zoe is busting onto the scene.

Hat tip to Kimmi!!! @ EV Sales