The Nissan Leaf has just lost its sales crown to the BAIC EV, as the Chinese car has become the best-selling EV in the first two months of the year.
According to data from Jato Dynamics, the BAIC EC was chosen by 15,132 people, which represents an increase of 329 percent. In the same period, the Nissan Leaf’s sales jumped by 34 percent, but it wasn’t enough to help it secure the first place. Meanwhile, the all-new JAC IEV 5 completed the podium, with 6,118 units shipped.
Missing out on the bronze medal by 1,717 units was the Renault Zoe. However, the French electric supermini did manage to beat the larger and more expensive Tesla Model S, whose sales dropped by 40 percent to 4,156 units.
The sixth position brings yet another Chinese automaker forward, Chery in this case, which sold 4,149 units of the EQ1, followed shortly by the Volkswagen e-Golf, with 4,091 units delivered, a 243 percent increase.
Tesla managed to sell only 4,047 units of the Model 3 in January and February 2018, whereas the Hyundai Ioniq EV was favored by 3,801 customers, up 227 percent.
Finally, the chart is rounded off by yet another Tesla vehicle, the Model X electric crossover, whose sales dropped by 25 percent, to 3,674 units.