EV Sales

Despite the ruinous start to 2020 for sales of EVs of all kinds, there are now more than 7.5 million plug-in four-wheelers in the world. The lion’s share are still in China and the car that has outsold all others, even in the depths of the pandemic freeze, was the Tesla Model 3, which sold more than the next five models combined.

Global plug-in sales in H1 2020 passed 717,000 units, capturing a market share of 2.7% of passenger car registrations. The U.S. saw the highest market share of plug-in sales during that period of 5.5%, followed by China at 4.3%, up from 4% in the same period the year before, then Europe as a whole at 3.8%.

Global BEV sales by Model, H1 2020

Modelunits
Tesla Model 3142,346
Renault Zoe37,154
Nissan Leaf23,867
Volkswagen e-Golf21,165
BYD Qin Pro EV20,990
Hyundai Kona EV19,286
Audi e-tron17,592
GAC Aion S 14,516
SAIC Baojun E-Series13,673
Tesla Model Y13,415
Peugeot e-20813,266
Tesla Model X12,461
Kia e-Niro12,157
SAIC MG ZS EV11,768
BAIC EU-Series11,722
Chevrolet Bolt10,041

Manufacturer Ranking, Jan-May 2020

Manufacturerunits
Tesla127,804
BMW48,268
Volkswagen 47,585
BYD 44,267
SAIC 30,787
Audi 27,398
Renault 27,349
Hyundai 26,843
Volvo25,790
Kia23,304

BEV Sales Europe by Model, June 2020

Countryunits
Renault Zoe26,400 (37,549)
Tesla Model 325,938 (32,300) 
Volkswagen e-Golf14,622
Audi e-tron11,366
Nissan Leaf10,948
Peugeot e-20810,397
Hyundai Kona8,789
BMW i36,791
Kia e-Niro6,144
Volkswagen e-UP5,594

BEV/PHEV Sales Europe by Country, June 2020

CountryunitsMarket Share
France20,9009%
Germany15,5988.4%
United Kingdom13,8299.5%
Norway7,58766.3%
Sweden6,40224.6%
The Netherlands3,93416%
Italy3,8732.9%

BEV Sales China, Jan-May 2020

Modelunits
Tesla Model 332,527
BYD Qin Pro EV16,687
GAC Aion S14,516
BAIC EU-Series9,383
NIO ES69,283
SAIC Baojun E-Series7,798
Chery eQ: 7,156
BYD Yuan/S2 EV7,094
Great Wall Ora R16,771
SAIC Roewe Ei5 EV5,684

BEV/PHEV Sales Japan, Jan-May 2020

Modelunits
Nissan Leaf5,704
Toyota Prius PHEV1,459
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV1,459
Mitsubishi Minicab MiEV521
Tesla Model 3376

BEV/PHEV Sales South Korea, Jan-Apr 2020

Modelunits
Tesla Model 3: 4,0754,075
Hyundai Kona Electric2,871
Hyundai Porter II Electric2,684
Kia Motors Bongo III EV1,256
Kia Niro Electric1,211
Chevrolet Bolt1,074
Hyundai Ionic Electric503
Renault SM3 Z,E,319
Renault Twizy145
Nissan Leaf99

2019

Top 10 BEV Markets by Volume, H1 2019

Countryunitspercentage change
China430,700111%
U.S.116,20087%
Norway36,30074%
Germany33,00072%
France24,30038%
The Netherlands17,800118%
South Korea17,70063%
Canada13,10037%
U.K.12,70062%
Japan11,000-27%

Top 10 BEV Markets by Market Share, H1 2019

Countryshare
Norway37.1%
Netherlands6.5%
Sweden4.8%
China4.0%
Switzerland3.4%
Portugal2.7%
Austria2.4%
Ireland2.2%
Korea2.1%
Denmark1.7%

Bestselling BEVs Worldwide, Jan-Aug 2019

Modelsales
Tesla Model 3168,770
BAIC EU-Series65,593
BYD Yuan/S2 EV57,413
Nissan Leaf46,864
SAIC Baojun E-Series31,900
Renault Zoe31,529
Hyundai Kona Electric28,210
BYD e528,202
Chery eQ EV27,032
Geely Emgrand EV26,870
BMW i326,531
Tesla Model X23.697
SAIC Roewe Ei5 EV23,320
Volkswagen e-Golf22,184
Great Wall Ora R120,866
Changan Eado18,350

Bestselling PHEVs and BEVs Worldwide, Jan-Aug 2019

Modelsales
Tesla 210,092*
BYD173,192
BAIC 94,789*
SAIC88,516
BMW75,879
*Only BEVs

BEV Sales, Selected Markets, Jan-Sep 2019

Chinasales
BAIC EU Series74,303
BYD Yuan/S2 60,779
SAIC Baojun E-Series 37,253
Chery EQ 29,616
BYD e5 28,405
Geely Emgrand EV 27,300
SAIC Roewe Ei5 EV 23,505
Great Wall Ora R1 22,576
Tesla Model 3 19,450
Changan Eado EV 18,833
BAIC EX-Series 18,362
JAC iEV E-Series 17,867
BAIC EC-Series 14,638
GAC Aion S 13,911
Xiaopeng Xpeng G3 13,602
U.S.sales
Tesla Model 3 111,050
Tesla Model X 13,540
Chevrolet Bolt 13,111
Tesla Model S 9,900
Nissan Leaf 9,111
Norwaysales
Tesla Model 313,859
Volkswagen e-Golf7,127
Nissan Leaf4,767
BMW i34,062
Audi e-tron3,704
Jaguar I-Pace2,645
Hyundai Kona Electric2,423
Hyundai Ioniq Electric2,179
Renault Zoe1,971
Tesla Model X 1,752
Tesla Model S 1,078
Opel Ampera-e 805
Volkswagen e-Up 706
The Netherlandssales
Tesla Model 313,587
Hyundai Kona Electric 3,624
Kia e-Niro 2,504
Volkswagen e-Golf 2,212
Nissan Leaf2,027
BMW i3 1,639
Renault Zoe 1,058
Hyundai Ioniq Electric 816
Audi e-tron 707
Opel Ampera-e 383
Smart ForFour 225
Tesla Model S 211
Jaguar I-Pace 199
Tesla Model X 194
Germanysales
Renault Zoe 7,872
Tesla Model 3 7,678
BMW i3 7,345
Volkswagen e-Golf 4,486
Smart ForTwo 2,997
Audi e-tron 3,101
Hyundai Kona Electric 2,814
Nissan Leaf 2,021
Smart ForFour 1,695
Hyundai Ionic Electric 1,311
Francesales
Renault Zoe 12,915
Tesla Model 3 4,802
Nissan Leaf 2,914
BMW i3 1,899
Kia e-Niro 1,273
Smart ForTwo 1,034
Citro├źn C-Zero 486
Peugeot iOn 404
Tesla Model S 401
Swedensales
Tesla Model 3 13,587
Hyundai Kona Electric 3,624
Kia e-Niro 2,504
Volkswagen e-Golf 2,212
Nissan Leaf 2,027
BMW i31,639
Renault Zoe 1,058
Hyundai Ioniq Electric 816
Audi e-tron 707
Opel Ampera-e 383
Smart ForFour 255
Tesla Model S 211
Jaguar I-Pace 199
Tesla Model X 194
Canadasales
Tesla Model 3 13,308
Chevrolet Bolt 2,864
Nissan Leaf 2,427
Tesla Model X 1,362
South Korea (Jan-July 2019)sales
Hyundai Kona Electric9,225
Kia e-Niro 5,023
Chevrolet Bolt 1,972
Renault Samsung Twizy 1,217
Hyundai Ioniq Electric 1,119