World’s Top 10 Selling Plug-In Cars – 2016 January-June (data source: <a href=EV Sales Blog)" draggable="false">

World’s Top 10 Selling Plug-In Cars – 2016 January-June (data source: EV Sales Blog)

A special edition of world plug-in electric vehicle sales for the first six months of 2016 report by EV Sales Blog shows that a new monthly record of 67,000 sales were logged in June, and overall growth stands at about 57% year-over-year.

YTD sales now exceed 300,000 at around 306,000.  In 2015, we tallied just over 550,000 - a continued 57% uptrend would see 2016 end at around 863,000 sales - that is a lot of plug-ins!

The winner of last month's ranking (June) was Tesla Model S, which noted 5,401 sales. Overall, after first half of the year, the Tesla is still in second behind Nissan LEAF (which is selling well everywhere...at least everywhere that is not the US). Third is BYD Tang:

  1. Nissan LEAF - 27,151
  2. Tesla Model S - 22,378
  3. BYD Tang - 19,134
The average sales of the #1 and #10 models for the H1 2016 stands at over 4,500 and over 1,500 a month.

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

Manufacturers

World’s Top 10 Plug-In Car Manufacturers – 2016 January-June (data source: <a href=EV Sales Blog)" draggable="false">

World’s Top 10 Plug-In Car Manufacturers – 2016 January-June (data source: EV Sales Blog)

After a really slow start to the 2nd quarter, Tesla Motors overall (adding in the Model X) notched a big jump in June (+7,567) to 29,403 sales, which enabled the manufacturer to overtake Nissan (+4,468 and 28,884 YTD) for second place for the first time.

The ultimate plug-in car maker is however BYD, which as the only OEM is able to sell more than 10,000 a month (+10,129) and now stands at 43,244.  And don't think BYD can be caught by anyone in 2016 (or 2017 for that matter), as year-over growth for the larger maker of EVs stands at a lofty 117% so far this year.

Check out more individual data at EV Sales Blog here.