Tesla Model 3 caught up to the Model S in June and, as of August, is the second most popular plug-in model on the planet.
The best selling plug-in electric car (in terms of cumulative sales) is still the Nissan LEAF (422,708) with a huge advantage of roughly 140,000, but taking into consideration the monthly sales difference between LEAF and Model 3, we will have a new leader in early 2020.
Cumulative sales by the end of June:
- Nissan LEAF – 422,708
- Tesla Model S – 277,176
- Tesla Model 3 – 276,193
- Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV – 215,385
- BYD Qin / Qin Pro (PHEV and BEV combined) – 184,692
Tesla Model 3 currently stands at around 300,000.
Another interesting fact is that the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV remains the top plug-in hybrid with 215,385. Moreover, the Japanese plug-in hybrid still sells pretty well considering it’s aging.
Fifth place is held by the BYD Qin, but the 184,692 sales include both the PHEV and BEV versions of the car.
Source: EV Sales Blog