Global plug-in electric vehicle sales have shown an increased every month (YoY) for the past several years, and is showing no signs of slowing down any time soon.

Plug-in electric car sales in 2017 (source: EV-volumes.com)

Plug-in electric car sales in 2017 (source: EV-volumes.com)

EV-volumes forecasts that this year total sales will climb to some 1.15 million, which would be a 48% gain over 2016.

Which would mean that plug-ins would take a worldwide market share of about 1.22%...or one of every 82 new vehicles purchased would come with a plug.

The numbers seem spot on - perhaps even a bit conservative, as ~649,000 sales were noted in the first eight months of the year,  giving a great base for the last few months (typically the strongest) to build on.  Sales from September to December are expected to range from 100,000 to 140,000 a month.

So far this year, nearly two-thirds (64%) of sales were all-electric.  Through August, the best selling car was a plug-in hybrid Toyota Prius Prime, followed by Nissan LEAF and Tesla Model S.

Plug-in sales growth in major regions (via EV Volumes)

Plug-in sales growth in major regions (via EV Volumes)

source: EV-volumes.com