2016 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV - rally version
Our sales data (see US scorecard for August) and EV Sales Blog is indicating strong 40% (maybe even a few percent higher) growth of global plug-in electric car sales in July.
Estimations vary from around 36,500 to 38,500 plug-ins sold worldwide in July. (As to why we are talking July and not August: worldwide data generally takes 3-4 weeks past the end of the calendar month to completely compile)
Most of the growth comes from China and Europe.
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV was the best selling plug-in model in July, while BYD sold the most plug-ins
2016 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV entered the Japanese market and that was enough for it to take charge for July.
Even the every-month-growing BYD Qin wasn't able to stop Mitsubishi. Nissan LEAF now sits in fourth, awaiting the 2016 refresh and 30 kWh version.
World’s Top 5 Selling Plug-In Cars – July 2015
Here are the individual sales so far this year, courtesy of EV Sales Blog:
World’s Top 10 Selling Plug-In Cars – January-July 2015
For manufacturers, there's an important change to note - BYD is now ahead of Tesla and is heading for Nissan with a goal of 60,000 plug-in sales in 2015.
World’s Top 10 Plug-In Car Manufacturers – January-July 2015
(1) – Also includes Holden Volt, Opel and Vauxhall Ampera for sales;
Source: EV Sales Blog