Despite battery constraints, BEV sales are booming
Plug-in electric car sales around the world increase at a more than healthy pace of 83% year-over-year, reaching in January about 153,695 and 1.9% market share, according to EV Sales Blog.
All-electric cars took 72% share of the plug-in car sales this past month at a growth rate of 143% year-over-year, which means that plug-in hybrids are now left behind.
The strong start for the year makes us very optimistic about 2019, especially since the top-selling models last year (Tesla Model 3 and BAIC EC-Series) noted a slower month.
See more our sales reports for January 2019 here.
After more than 2 million sales in 2018, the target for 2019 is now at about 3.5 million.
Global Plug-In Electric Car Sales – January 2019
The Tesla Model 3 this time needs to be satisfied with fourth place (over 7,000), as deliveries for overseas markets translated into a delay between production and sales.
As you can see, China dominates the table, while Europe has just three models - only one of which barely caught onto the top 10.
- BYD: 28,189
- SAIC: 14,721
- Tesla: 10,340
Our thanks to EV Sales Blog for tallying up and estimating the individual sales by OEM