Electric car sales continue to grow each year, but even with the growing number of entries in the segment, only a few manage to sell in any significant numbers. So which model was at the top of more EV buyers’ lists than any other? The Tesla Model S. According to Hybrid Cars, Tesla sold 50,366 units of the Model S worldwide last year, giving it the title as the best-selling electric car in the world!


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Sales of the Model S took a major jump in 2015, since Tesla only sold 31,655 units in 2014. The Nissan Leaf continues to attract buyers that may not be able to swallow the $70k entry price for the Model S. Last year, the Leaf came in second with around 43,000 global sales. The Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid, which isn’t yet available in the United States, came in third at just about 39,000 sales. Rounding out the last two in the top five were the BYD Qin PHEV with 31,898 units and the BMW i3 at 24,057 worldwide sales.

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Electric car sales still only represent a fraction of the total car sales in the world, but about half a million electric cars were sold in 2015. Sales should continue to grow this year with the addition of new models, like the all-new Chevy Volt and the much anticipated 200-mile range Chevy Bolt.

Via: Hybrid Cars

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