February brings 43% year-over-year growth of plug-in electric cars to nearly 81,000 units total for the month at roughly 1.1% market share.

81,000 sales is slightly less than the 82,000 in January, although with a shorter month and holidays in China (38% of sales were Chinese cars) it's still a strong result.

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The biggest markets were: China (some 34,000), Europe (some 22,400) and U.S. (some 16,745).

Global Plug-In Electric Car Sales In February 2018 (data source: EV Sales Blog)

Global Plug-In Electric Car Sales In February 2018 (data source: EV Sales Blog)

Top Selling Plug-In Cars


Nissan LEAF was the world's best selling plug-in electric car (6,339) in February and, thanks to that, it jumps to second place overall for the year after the first two months.

BYD Song (PHEV) was second best with 4,418 and now stands in third for the year.

BAIC EC-Series was third in February (4,120), but managed to stay on top overall YTD.

The big new entry is Tesla Model 3 at #10 with 4,360 estimated deliveries (2,485 in February).

World’s Top 10 Selling Plug-In Cars – February 2018 (data source: EV Sales Blog)

World’s Top 10 Selling Plug-In Cars – February 2018 (data source: EV Sales Blog)

Top Plug-In Car Manufacturers


February remains "B" friendly, as only manufacturers beginning with "B" were on the podium - BYD, BMW and BAIC. However, BYD is now back at #1, replacing BAIC, which moved down to third behind BMW.

Nissan, Tesla and Volkswagen are within 1,500 of each other between ≈10,000 to ≈11,000.

World’s Top 10 Plug-In Car Manufacturers – February 2018 (data source: EV Sales Blog)

World’s Top 10 Plug-In Car Manufacturers – February 2018 (data source: EV Sales Blog)

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