Tesla Sales Numbers Surpass Next Three Biggest Electric Carmakers Combined

Even when combining the next top three automakers' numbers, Tesla's market share is at 28%, nicely ahead of the game this year.
Fabienne Lang

Tesla keeps taking the ticket as top electric vehicle (EV) seller and this year is no exception. 

So far in 2020, Tesla is at the top of EV sales, even once you combine the next top three EV makers: Renault/Nissan, Volkswagen Group, and BYD, as per José Pontes of EV Sales.


Tesla outselling others

California-based Tesla has been at the top of the EV sales ladder since its conception, but some industry experts have been forecasting that it'll start to lose momentum as other automakers join the EV race. 

That's yet to happen, though, as EV Sales pointed out that Tesla is still outselling other companies in 2020. Even though new electric cars have been hitting the roads, Teslas are still the top contenders around the world. 

Pontes has been closely watching these sales and points out just how far ahead Tesla is compared to other companies. 

Tesla Sales Numbers Surpass Next Three Biggest Electric Carmakers Combined
BEV sales showing even with Renault/Nissan, VW Group and BYD combined, Tesla is highest, Source: EV Sales

As per Pontes "Looking only at BEVs, Tesla lost 1% share regarding Q1, but it is still 5% above the 2019 result, while the #2 Renault Nissan Alliance lost a significant amount of share in this second quarter, dropping from 13% in Q1, to the current 10%, and although is it still better than the 2019 final score (8% share), it has seen the Volkswagen Group is getting really close, now less than 1.000 units behind, although the German OEM has also lost 1% share regarding Q1, the current 10% share is double what VW Group had in 2019."

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Even when shifting the numbers to fit around plug ins, Tesla tops the charts. The others' rankings do switch a little, with Volkswagen Group jumping ahead of Renault/Nissan in that category, with BMW Group coming in fourth place. 

Tesla Sales Numbers Surpass Next Three Biggest Electric Carmakers Combined
Plug ins show a different ranking, Source: EV Sales

There's still time for rankings to change again in the remainder of the year, but for now, Tesla remains the favorite for EV sales. 

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