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News Tesla Model 3 Outsold Every EV and PHEV Worldwide in 2018

Tesla Model 3 Outsold Every EV and PHEV Worldwide in 2018

Tesla’s Model 3 shined bright last year, outselling every electric and plug-in hybrid vehicle worldwide according to CleanTechnica’s Jose Pontes.

The Tesla Model 3 tallied over 145,000 sales in 2018, well ahead of its closest competitor the Chinese BAIC EC-Series by almost 60,000 units. The Nissan LEAF (87,149 units sold), the Tesla Model S (50,045) and Tesla Model X (49,349) round out the top 5.

Three other Chinese automakers are found in the top 10 along with the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (41,888 units sold) and the Toyota Prius Prime (45,686).

According to Bloomberg, Tesla has built over 190,000 Model 3s so far. We’re still far from the 500,000 units per year goal, but it’s getting closer.

2018 Tesla Model 3 Performance First Review

Top 10 Best-Selling Electrified Cars Worldwide of 2018

Tesla Model 3 – 145,846

Tesla Model 3
2018 Tesla Model 3 Performance | Photo: Matt St-Pierre

BAIC EC-Series – 90,637

BAIC EC-Series
BAIC EC-Series | Photo: BAIC

Nissan LEAF – 87,149

2019 Nissan LEAF PLUS
2019 Nissan LEAF PLUS e+ | Photo: Nissan

Tesla Model S – 50,045

Tesla Model S Range
Tesla Model S | Photo: Tesla

Tesla Model X – 49,349

Tesla Model X
Tesla Model X | Photo: Tesla

BYD Qin PHEV – 47,532

JAC iEV E/S – 46,586

JAC iEV S/E
JAC iEV S/E | Photo: JAC

BYD e5 – 46,251

BYD e5
BYD e5 | Photo: BYD

Toyota Prius Prime – 45,686

Toyota Prius Prime
Toyota Prius Prime | Photo: Toyota

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV – 41,888

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV | Photo: Matt St-Pierre

Source: CleanTechnica

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