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Top 10 The Top 10 Fastest Selling EVs Around the World

The Top 10 Fastest Selling EVs Around the World

Many of the world's most popular electric vehicles are not sold in North America

  • The Tesla Model 3 is champion, with an average of 24.5 units sold per hour

  • Three of the ten spots are occupied by a Chinese manufacturer

  • The Renault Zoe is in tenth place, with 4.1 units sold per hour, on average.

The demand for electric vehicles is soaring across the globe, and a lot of electric cars are trying to convince buyers to choose them instead of a gasoline powered model.

The car lease comparison website leaseloco compiled a list of the fastest selling EVs around the world.

The vehicles on this list are ranked by the average number of units sold globally per hour.

Tesla Model 3

2019 Tesla Model 3
2019 Tesla Model 3 Performance | Photo: Tesla

In first place is the Tesla Model 3, which acquires 24.5 new owners per hour, on average. Unsurprisingly, the Model 3 is also the first electric vehicle to sell more than a million units worldwide, a milestone it achieved in June of 2021.

Wuling Hongguang Mini EV

mini ev cabrio (3)
Wuling Honqquang MiniEV Cabrio | Photo: GM

In second place is the Wuling Hongguang Mini EV, a tiny city car that sells exclusively in China for the equivalent of $4,500 US dollars. It manages to find 14.4 buyers every hour, despite only being sold in one country.

Tesla Model Y

2021 Tesla Model Y SR
2021 Tesla Model Y SR | Photo: Matt St-Pierre

Rounding out the top three is the Tesla Model Y, the SUV variant of the Model 3. Its higher price is probably a major factor in the Model Y’s slower sales, but it still manages to shift 11.4 units per hour.

Nissan Leaf

2021 Nissan LEAF | Photo: Nissan

The Nissan Leaf was the first mass-market electric vehicle produced by a major manufacturer when it was introduced in 2011. Its low price and the fact that it is sold in most countries help it reach fourth place, with 9.8 Leaf models sold every hour.

BAIC EU-Series

BAIC EU-Series | Photo: BAIC

The EU-Series is a compact sedan made by Chinese automaker BAIC. Also available in gasoline powered forms, the electric EU-Series, that received a refresh and a rebadge for 2021, sells 7.5 units per hour on average

Volkswagen ID.3

The new Volkswagen ID.3
Volkswagen ID.3 | Photo: Volkswagen

The new Volkswagen ID.3 subcompact hatchback is generating a lot of interest from the buying public as its 6.2 units sold per hour figure can attest, especially since it its only available in Europe as of now

SAIC Baojun E-Series EV

SAIC Baojun E-Series EV | Photo: SAIC

This tiny Chinese micro-car that is shaped like a Smart Car has been sold under the Baojun brand of the SAIC – General Motors – Wuling joint venture since late in 2018. 6.2 units sold per hour on average places it in a tie with the Volkswagen ID.3

Hyundai Kona EV

2022 Hyundai Kona EV
2022 Hyundai Kona EV | Photo: Hyundai

The Hyundai Kona EV has been sold globally for a few years already and it receives a refresh for 2022. The electric version of the small crossover attracts, on average, 6 buyers every hour, placing it in eight position.

Audi e-tron

Audi e-tron and e-tron Sportback | Photo: Audi

Audi’s naming strategy is slightly confusing when it comes to electric vehicles, since all of them wear the e-tron name in addition to their model designation, but the SUV that occupies this list’s second to last position is only called e-tron. It sells 5.4 units per hour on average

Renault Zoe

Renault Zoe | Photo: Renault

The Renault Zoe is closing the top ten with 4.1 units sold per hour. This small hatchback is closely related to the Nissan Leaf since both automakers have been associated for over twenty years. A more limited sales market might explain why the Zoe sells less than the Leaf.

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