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

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

Nearly another record month for plug-in electric cars on the global scale.

In October, plug-in electric car sales nearly hit a new record, set in September at 123,000. EV Sales Blog estimates almost 121,000 deliveries of plug-in electric cars globally in October, which is 84% more one than year ago.

YTD the number stands at 888,000 worldwide and with two months to go, the actual forecast of 1,250,000 for 2017 seems achievable.

The BAIC EC-Series, which attracted more than 49,000 customers YTD (including an all-time record of 11,315 in October), is now the #1 seller worldwide this year.The small, all-electric car with up to 200 km (124 miles) of range seems to fit perfectly for Chinese needs.

Tesla Model S fell from #1 to #3, right behind the Toyota Prius Prime.

Nissan LEAF rebounded in October with nearly 5,000 sales!

Chevrolet Volt remains in the Top 10 zone, but just barely

World’s Top 10 Selling Plug-In Cars – 2017 October (data source: EV Sales Blog)

World’s Top 10 Selling Plug-In Cars – 2017 October (data source: EV Sales Blog)


Roewe joined the Top 10 plug-in manufacturers list in October as the fourth Chinese company, replacing Volkswagen.

BYD stepped up its lead with a strong 11,807 result and almost 81,000 YTD. Tesla is now second (+4,740 in October), but maybe the Model 3 will be able to help clinch the win for Tesla for the year.

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

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

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