World’s Top 10 Selling Plug-In Cars – 206 January-April (data source: EV Sales Blog)

World’s Top 10 Selling Plug-In Cars – 206 January-April (data source: EV Sales Blog)

Nissan LEAF

Nissan LEAF

For April, worldwide plug-in car sales hit ~50,000, while after first four months of the year 182,000+ were sold.

So, now is the right time to check which models and manufacturers did the best compared to 2015, with thanks to data compiled religiously by EV Sales Blog.

So far this year the Nissan LEAF (thanks to a new 30 kWh version) is safely in the #1 spot with some 19,500 deliveries.

Second is the Tesla Model S at over 14,500, while third place now belongs to BYD Tang at just over 12,300, which overtook the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV during the month.

Also positive is the nearly 8,000 Renault ZOEs sold, good enough for fifth worldwide, despite only a European presence.

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

Manufacturers

BYD plug-in hybrid vehicles Qin and Tang

BYD plug-in hybrid vehicles Qin and Tang

Overall BYD continues to be the largest plug-in car manufacturer with over 24,000 deliveries in the first four months of this year.

BYD plug-in hybrids and all-electric models are available only (for the most part) in China, which makes the win even more amazing.

Nissan with global presence of LEAF (supplemented by e-NV200) is second at nearly 20,500 with Tesla on the tail, approaching 18,000.

Our thanks to EV Sales Blog for tallying up and estimating the individual sales by OEM.