Plug-in car sales worldwide - October 2015

Plug-in car sales worldwide - October 2015

Plug-in car sales worldwide - October 2015 (source: <a href=EV Sales Blog)" draggable="false">

Plug-in car sales worldwide - October 2015 (source: EV Sales Blog)

Over 51,000 plug-in electric cars were sold worldwide in October, which is about 80% more than one year ago, according to EV Sales Blog.

The bad news for the U.S. is that market share is decreasing, due to significant growth in Europe and tremendous growth in China.

EV Sales Blog notes 385,000 sales this year and expects to see the 500,000-unit mark hit for 2015 overall.

So far this year, Nissan LEAF iss #1, but Tesla Model S is very close. Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is ahead of BYD Qin, but BYD is now the best-selling plug-in electric car brand globally

Tiny Kandi Panda EV, thanks to 4,581 sales in China, was the top overall model in October and barely missed the Top 10 for the year by just 155 units.

World’s Top 10 Plug-In Car Manufacturers – January-October 2015

World’s Top 10 Plug-In Car Manufacturers – January-October 2015

(1) - Includes Chevrolet Volt I and II, Holden Volt, Opel and Vauxhall Ampera;

Source: EV Sales Blog