Globally, plug-in electric car sales in May exceeded 159,000, which is second best result ever. A new all-time record is now expected in June.
The 159,346 deliveries reported for May translates into an outstanding growth rate of 75% year-over-year. 63% of sales came from BEVs, compared to 37% for PHEVs.
See more our sales reports for May 2018 here.
After the first five months of 2018. sales almost hit 600,000 (estimated 597,757, up 71%) at an average 1.5% market share.
Global Plug-In Electric Car Sales In May 2018 (data source: EV Sales Blog)
The BAIC EC-Series, thanks to 12,624 sales in May, managed to move back into first place in the YTD rank with nearly 40,000 deliveries.
With such a strong contender in China, the second-generation Nissan LEAF (7,069) was left behind at #2.
The Tesla Model 3, with an estimated 6,551 deliveries, was third best for the month and fourth for the year (up 5 positions).
Tesla remains the only manufacturer to put three models in the top 10.
World’s Top 10 Selling Plug-In Cars In May 2018 (data source: EV Sales Blog)
The race between manufacturers of plug-in cars becomes closer than ever before. BYD, Tesla and BAIC are now spread by just a few thousand and each is hoping for the win. Especially BAIC, who surges up to an all-time high of almost 20,000 in a single month.
- BYD: 13,392 (55,048 YTD)
- Tesla: 12,935 (51,668 YTD)
- BAIC: 19,589 (51,127 YTD)
World’s Top 10 Plug-In Car Manufacturers – May 2018 (data source: EV Sales Blog)
Our thanks to EV Sales Blog for tallying up and estimating the individual sales by OEM