The global EV market continues to grow at rapid pace, with almost 50.000 units delivered in April, representing a 48% growth YoY, with YTD up 46%, we are headed for a total sales number this year of around 800.000 units, not the Million a year that everybody is hoping for, but an encouraging number neverthess.
In the models ranking, the Best Seller of the Month was the BYD Tang, with 3.145 units, while the YTD leader Nissan Leaf was a close second.
With this performance, the BYD Tang climbed one position to Third Place, displacing the Mitsu Outlander PHEV to Fourth, recovering the Best Selling SUV and PHEV title.
Below these heavy weights, the Chevrolet Volt dropped one position to #8, despite having its best April in history, GM's model is taking more time than expected to reestablish itself as a major player in the ranking, a case of just not growing fast enough or is the all-electric Bolt already making waves?
|2||Tesla Model S||1.893||14.508||8||1|
|Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV|
BAIC E-Series EV
|7||JAC i EV||2.331||6.741||4||16|
Manufacturers - BYD New Number One
After a couple of months in the leadership, Nissan had to leave the throne for BYD, that with 7.592 units, made its best monthly performance in 2016 and looks set to be on top for a long time.
Mitsubishi had a rather forgettable month, with only 2.516, and is now in plain sight of the players running for the Fifth position, with BMW, Volkswagen and even Renault, chasing each others tails.
Final mention for JAC joining the Top 10, in...Tenth, replacing Ford.