The top spots remain the same, with the Model S closing in to the #3 Prius Plug-In, with the Outlander PHEV climbing another position to #5, while its older brother I-Miev (#6) starts to look a bit long-in-the-tooth in this ranking.
The race for #7 is tight between the Renault Zoe and the fashionable BMW i3, while the Chery QQ3 EV drops to #10 and hands over the Most Common Chinese EV Title for the #9 BYD Qin star.
|2||Chevrolet Volt (1)||88.105|
|3||Toyota Prius Plug-In||71.351|
|4||Tesla Model S||66.069|
|5||Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV||59.552|
|6||Mitsubishi I-Miev (2)||31.501|
|10||Chery QQ3 EV||20.318|
By brands, Nissan continues rock-solid in the leadership, but Mitsubishi climbed to #2, dropping a slower selling Chevrolet behind.
(1) - Also includes Holden Volt, Opel and Vauxhall Ampera sales;
(2) - Also includes Citröen C-Zero and Peugeot iOn sales;
Dividing the plug-in sales by the conventional segments used for gas cars, it is possible to see how each segment leader stands in the global EV chart:
A (City Cars) - Mitsubishi I-Miev (#6)
- Profiting from a long life (On sale since 2009) and the accumulated sales of the first years, but this year it's only #26 in the ranking;
B (Superminis) - Renault Zoe (#7)
- Best selling car of the segment, but barely, the stronger selling BMW i3 is only 100 units behind and will surely outrun it next month;
C (Compact) - Nissan Leaf (#1)
- Still the Golden Standard of the electric car;
D (Midsize) - Ford Fusion Energi (#11)
- After several months running against the Volvo V60 Plug-In (#16) in the past, the american has won enough advantadge to lead comfortably this segment;
E/F (Full-size) - Tesla Model S (#4)
- No real competition for Tesla, their direct competitors are not plug-ins, but the premium best sellers like the BMW 5/6-Series, Audi A6/7, Merc E/CLS-Class or Porsche Panamera;
SUV - Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In (#5)
- The affordable Midsize Plug-in Hybrid SUV is a sweet spot for sales and Mitsu has it all for itself;
MPV - Ford C-Max Energi (#11)
- No real competition for Ford's MPV/tall hatchback, next is the BYD e6, some 12.000 units behind…
LCV/ Van - Renault Kangoo ZE (#13)
- The Renault offering dropped six positions regarding a year ago due to slow sales. The e-NV200 / Evalia twins, although still far behind the leader, have been going strong, watch out Mitsu Minicab Miev (#2 van), you might get surpassed this year;
Sports Cars - BMW i8 (#34)
- The out of production Tesla Roadster was finally dethroned, the i8 came from the future to reclaim it
Pick-Up Trucks - Ford Ranger EV (#48)
- The last dinosaur standing, with a couple years still to endure, as the closest rival is the 600 units away Mitsu Minicab Miev, which sells roughly 200 units a year, it looks it will take an additional three years to catch up the 1998 Ford Pick-up.