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1 Million EVs On World Roads

While total sales are still miniminiscule compared to ICE-age models, electric-drive car sales have now surpassed 1 million vehicles worldwide.

Published: 30-Sep-2015

The folks over at Hybridcars.com are estimating that there are now one million electric-drive cars on the roads of the world, crossing the milestone back in August of this year. These include fully electric and plug-in (electric) hybrid models.

The top sellers are:

  1. Nissan LEAF (approx 200,000)
  2. Chevrolet Volt (approx 100,000)
  3. Tesla Model S (approx 85,000)
  4. Toyota Prius PHV (approx 74,000)
  5. Mitsubishi Outland PHV (approx 70,000)
  6. Mitsubishi i-MiEV (approx 50,000)
  7. BYD Qin (approx 39,000)
  8. BMW i3 (approx 30,000)
  9. Renault Zoe (approx 30,000)
  10. Ford Fusion Energi (approx 24,000)

They further report that top five countries for plug-in vehicle sales are the United States, China, Japan, Norway and Netherlands.

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