Plug-in electric car sales are booming worldwide with a growth rate of 72% in November 2017 and a new all-time record of around 141,000!

The year hasn't ended yet, but sales already exceed one million (≈1,039,000).

With an upcoming new all-time record expected in December, overall sales in 2017 should be at more than 1,200,000!

Top Selling Plug-In Cars


The BAIC EC-Series raised the bar to some 15,719 units last month. Nearly 65,000 units delivered YTD so far, the small BEV is the #1 seller this year.

Tesla Model S and Toyota Prius Prime take 2nd and 3rd followed by the Nissan LEAF and the Tesla Model X.

Top 10 welcomes a new model - the Chevrolet Bolt EV (with Opel Ampera-e included).

Plug-In Electric Car Sales Worldwide – 2017 November (data source: EV Sales Blog)

Plug-In Electric Car Sales Worldwide – 2017 November (data source: EV Sales Blog)

Top Plug-In Car Manufacturers


Chinese companies - BAIC (17,812) and BYD (12,869) make big splash. The only other company above 10,000 in November was BMW (10,873).

BYD is in line to be #1 in 2017 provided Tesla doesn't have a very strong December.

Volkswagen is back in the Top 10, replacing Renault.

World’s Top 10 Plug-In Car Manufacturers – 2017 November (data source: EV Sales Blog)

World’s Top 10 Plug-In Car Manufacturers – 2017 November (data source: EV Sales Blog)

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