Global sales of electric cars have increased threefold in only 2 years-time!

Worldwide sales of electric cars increased 73% in 2018 to 1.26 million units and had previously increased by 86% in 2017!

Major factors driving electric car sales in 2018 were deemed to be an increase in consumer awareness and sustainable energy sources and the Tesla Model 3 release. Demand from China also played a huge part- dominating the global sales with 61% of new EV’s registered there which was largely influenced by new government incentives.

Tesla was the best-selling manufacturer of electric cars worldwide in 2018 with global sales of nearly 250,000. The Tesla Model 3 was unsurprisingly their most successful model with nearly 146,000 sales worldwide for the year.

2019 is set to see the trend continue as a plethora of new electric car models in both the luxury and mainstream sectors enter the EV market. With increased model availability, improved technology and affordable prices on the mainstream models we predict the best year to date for worldwide EV sales 2019.

Here’s a summary of the best- selling electric cars worldwide in 2018:

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