Tesla leads in Australia
Some 2.600 plug-ins were sold so far this year, up 22% YoY, already beating last year record (2.424 units), and placing the PEV Share at a record 0.3%, which is way lower than the 1.5% of the neighboring New Zealand.
Looking at the models ranking, the three times Best Seller ('14-'16) Mitsu Outlander PHEV is Second, preventing another 1-2 win for Tesla, like in 2017, but the Model X is headed to repeat the 2017 title, possibly beating the all-time sales record, still in the hands of the Outlander PHEV (895 units, back in
In the remaining Top 5 positions, the discontinued Mercedes C350e is seeing the BMW i3 getting closer, with the German hot hatch still having a shot at reaching #4.
In the manufacturers ranking, there was really no competition for Tesla, with 51% share, with the road open to win its second consecutive Manufacturers title, followed by the six times winner (2010, '11, '12, '14, '15, '16) Mitsubishi (27%), while BMW (8%) is securing the last place of the podium, beating Mercedes (6%) in the race for the Third position.