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Top 10: Best-Selling Plug-in Cars in The World

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What exactly are the best-selling plug-in cars in the world right now? According to ev-sales.blogspot.ca, the top spot on the list is occupied by the Nissan LEAF (no surprise there), followed by the Chevrolet Volt (including the Holden Volt and Opel Ampera) and Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid.

Here are these 10 best-sellers:

  1. Nissan LEAF (171,836);
  2. Chevrolet Volt (88,105);
  3. Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid (71,351);
  4. Tesla Model S (66,069);
  5. Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (59,552);
  6. Mitsubishi i-MiEV (including Citroën C-Zero and Peugeot iOn) (31,501);
  7. Renault ZOE (22,755);
  8. BMW i3 (22,655);
  9. BYD Qin (21,208);
  10. Chery QQ3 EV (20,318).

What about plug-in car makers? Based on the numbers crunched by InsideEVs.com, the rankings are fairly similar, with a few differences:

  1. Nissan (175,046);
  2. Mitsubishi (97,718);
  3. Chevrolet (90,303);
  4. Toyota (75,372);
  5. Tesla (68,703);
  6. Renault (59,866);
  7. Ford (46,501);
  8. BYD (33,431);
  9. BMW (23,676);
  10. Chery (22,226).

With more and more plug-in models coming to market, it will be interesting to see how the top 10 evolves not only in terms of rankings but also sales.