Nissan LEAF & e-NV200
EV Sales Blog released an updated all-time estimation of the Top 10 selling plug-in electric cars, which we used to construct a new sales graph.
Among the Top 10 models, the Nissan LEAF is so far out of range of the others, that it's no contest for the #1 spot.
The LEAF gets an additional boost due to the fact that the Chevrolet Volt is retreating from Europe and Australia and is even less threatened with Toyota just announcing the end of production for the Plug-In Prius (new generation coming 2016).
On the other hand, the Tesla Model S has a chance to not only take third place, but maybe even attack second position while the Volt is on generational production/sales hiatus. Or maybe rather the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV will do it?
Europe has only two representatives - Renault ZOE and BMW i3. China has two too.
Well, today you need more than 20,000 sales to be included in the Top 10. Tomorrow 20,000 will not be enough. In total, the 10 best selling models exceed 575,000 sales.
(1) - Also includes Holden Volt, Opel and Vauxhall Ampera sales;
(2) - Also includes Citröen C-Zero and Peugeot iOn sales;
The second graph is on brands - some 693,000 plug-in were sold by 10 leaders.
Nissan again is on top. Mitsubishi thanks to Outlander PHEV, overtook Chevrolet. Tesla is again approaching Toyota.
Then we see Renault and Ford, both with few models on the market. We predict that Volkswagen will break into Top 10 this year.
World's Top 10 Plug-In Car Manufacturers - April 2015
Source: EV Sales Blog