Plug-In Electric Car Sales Ranked By OEM For 2017

MAR 1 2018 BY MARK KANE 10

If you wondered which automotive group was the biggest manufacturer of plug-in electric cars, then here’s a look at the top 10 rank for 2017.

Renault-Nissan-Mistsubish Alliance chairman Carlos Ghosn

Last year, some 1,224,000 plug-in electric cars were sold around the world and we already examined the rank for brands.

The rank for the OEMs (some with several brands under one umbrella) is a little bit different though.

In the #1 spot we see the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance with 119,195 sales. The alliance achieved the highest result thanks to inclusion of Mitsubishi, although overall differences in the top six are relatively small.

The new LEAF probably will enable high growth for Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi in 2018.

The next three spots are Chinese OEMs, with BYD – 113,949 (up only 16%), BAIC – 104,536 (up by whooping 126%) and Geely (including Volvo brand) – 103,194 taking 2, 3 and 4, respectively. All three are in the race for the lead with just a small gap separating each.

See Also – Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance Are Only Automaker Profiting On EVs

Tesla barely catches the top five with 103,122. This year, everything depends on the Model 3, which opens the door for Tesla to become #1 if the production ramp-up accelerates.

BMW Group closes the 100,000+ club with 103,080, expecting some 140,000 in 2018.

Next we see Volkswagen Group – 70,314, SAIC Group – 56,149, General Motors – 55,188 and Toyota – 50,883, with its single model (Prius Prime/Plug-In).

EV Sales Blog said that GM’s #9 is the result of poor management.
“By concentrating their efforts in North America, they are letting go of the two largest engines of growth, the first is by far China, where they have two models (Buick Velite/Volt & Cadillac CT6 PHEV) with the wrong kind of technology (China is BEV-friendly), both selling poorly, while they have a possible winner (Bolt) still slowly ramping up production in their US factory after more than a year on the market. Which leads us to to the Second Engine of growth (Europe), where GM was greedy while negotiating  the Opel sell to PSA, effectively ending the Ampera-e (Bolt) career in Europe. Actually, the current GM management is akin to the current USA goverment: “America First”. The problem for them, is that the America global relevance is getting smaller and smaller every passing day and the world will go on, regardless of what happens there. (And why did i remembered the UK’s Brexit?) “

Source: EV Sales Blog

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10 Comments on "Plug-In Electric Car Sales Ranked By OEM For 2017"

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Tesla8
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Tesla8

Can you make a chart for revenue and profit?

yogurt
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yogurt

What would be good is the EV sales percentage of total vehicle sales for the companies…

Prsnep
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Prsnep

Interesting that every manufacturer is basically in one of 2 camps: the 100k cars or 50k cars.

Big Show
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Big Show

Leaders vs laggards?

JayTee
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JayTee

Nissan? GM?

SJC
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SJC

The four Chinese makers have sold 360,000+ that is about 1000 cars per day.

mx
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mx

Looks like the German Government could really help BMW Sales, if they REQUIRED 40 miles of Real EPA Range.

WadeTyhon
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WadeTyhon

“EV Sales Blog said that GM’s #9 is the result of poor management.”

Personally I disagreed with his assessment.

It depends largely on how he decided to credit sales to SAIC over GM for the E100. The vehicle was developed in joint partnership with GM. That joint partnership wouldn’t exist without GM moving to create it about 15 years ago.

And the Bolt would be a hard sell in China since it probably would not qualify for incentives due to the batteries being sourced from South Korea. China’s regulations make it difficult for Tesla and GM.

I mentioned these points to Jose last month in the comments and he responded:

“Good analisys, the E100 is effectively a “Two parents” car, with both SAIC and GM sharing the paternity of the car.

But because i had to decide which would “keep it” in the tally, i believe SAIC had more input in it.

And thanks for the Bolt vs China explanation, it makes sense. Thing is, they have to launch something competitive there if they want to stay in the race.”

Just a difference of opinion I suppose. But with E100 credited to GM, sales then become equal to those of VW.

windbourne
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And the Bolt would be a hard sell in China since it probably would not qualify for incentives due to the batteries being sourced from South Korea. China’s regulations make it difficult for Tesla and GM.

I really would like to see the west apply the same set of rules on chinese goods that china does to western goods.
This is SOOO wrong.

Nate
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Nate

How many Outlander PHEV last year worldwide?