Global sales of plug-in electric cars not only increased rather quickly but are getting more and more interesting in model and manufacturer ranking.

In June, some 157,933 sales were noted/estimated, which is 58% more than one year ago (a third best result ever).

See more our sales reports for June 2018 here.

With 758,375 sales year-to-date (up 69%), the plug-in market now accounts for 1.6% of total volume. Time will tell whether 2 million and above 2% is possible this year.

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

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

As the BAIC EC-Series took some time off in June, the Nissan LEAF became the new best-selling plug-in model through the first six months of 2018.

However, 6,704 Nissan LEAFs are not enough to stop the Tesla Model 3 from taking the lead for June as Model 3 surged to 7,856 for the month.

The small differences between cars from #4 to #8 makes all scenarios possible in the race called the best of the rest (4rd place).

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

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

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

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

BAIC wasn't able to match BYD and Tesla's output in June, so two leaders emerged - BYD at 71,328 and Tesla at 70,684. Because the momentum of Model 3 favors Tesla, BYD will need to figure out how to produce and sell more if it wants to be the biggest plug-in brand in the world for another year.

  • BYD: 16,278 (71,328 YTD)
  • Tesla: 19,157 (70,684 YTD)
  • BAIC: 9,664 (60,791 YTD)

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

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

The Top 20 table shows us which manufacturers are most serious in the plug-in market today:

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

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

Here's a comparison of automotive groups:

  • Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance - 11% share
  • BYD - 9%
  • Tesla - 9%
  • BAIC - 8% share
  • BMW Group - 8% share
  • Volkswagen Group - 8% share
...and brand origins:
  • China - 46%
  • Germany- 18%
  • U.S. - 14%
  • Japan - 11%
  • other - 11%
Our thanks to EV Sales Blog for tallying up and estimating the individual sales by OEM