Thursday, May 18, 2017

World All-Time Top 5 (Until March '17)

Nissan Leaf past the Quarter Million, on its way to 300k

If Tesla and the Model S are spreading the EV word across the globe like no other, the Nissan Leaf is doing its work under the radar, but making it in an effective way, now counting almost 270.000 units sold, with this generation still crossing the 300.000 units mark this year.

Not bad, eh?

The sure values Chevrolet Volt and Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV follow, with the Prius Plug-In in Fifth, divided by 77.000 First Generation PiP and 12.000 from the Second Generation.

At the pace the Gen2 Prius is selling, expect the nameplate not only to distance itself from the closest rivals (BYD Qin, BMW i3, Renault Zoe...), but even maybe win a podium seat on next year survey. 

1Nissan Leaf268.441
2Tesla Model S170.799
3Chevrolet Volt138.290
4Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV127.341
5Toyota Prius Plug-In89.470


  1. Tesla Model 3 will be the all time global #1 sometime in 2019.

  2. Could you make this list longer and possibly showing last quarter or 12 months sales so we see the trend?
    Also am I right only the Leaf and Tesla are 100% electric here?
    I wonder where the chinese cars are currently on the all time toplist.

  3. Yep, only the Leaf and Tesla are full electric.

    BTW, i forgot to make a Top 5 of China, so here goes:

    BYD Qin - 71k (+ 13k of EV300)
    BYD Tang - 58k
    BAIC E-Series - 45k
    BYD e6 - 40k
    SAIC Roewe 550 PHEV / e550 - 34k