Battery-electric vehicle sales worldwide - by brand Q1 2018

As of the first quarter of 2018, Tesla emerged as the leading brand in terms of battery-electric vehicles (BEV) worldwide. At that time, Tesla had sold 27,529 units globally.

EV industry

In light of declining battery prices, plug-in electric vehicles are becoming a more popular option among car owners, with a dramatic increase in the number of such vehicles sold between 2016 and 2018. The production of BEVs is also increasing at a swift pace and is expected to see more than a 10-fold increase in production within the coming years.

E-mobility worldwide

E-mobility refers to the development of electric vehicles to shift mobility toward fossil-fuel independence. The world’s leading countries for e-mobility as of 2018 were China and the United States, but Norway leads in terms of new vehicle registrations: EVs account for roughly 50 percent of new vehicle registrations in Norway. The countries projected to have the highest production of electric vehicles include China, the United States, and Germany.

Battery-electric vehicle sales worldwide in the 1st quarter 2018, by brand

Sales in units
Exclusive Premium statistic

You need a Premium Account for unlimited access.

  • Full access to 1m statistics

  • Incl. source references

  • Available to download in PNG, PDF, XLS format

Premium Account

only $59 / month *
*Duration: 12 months, billed annually, single license

Access to this and all other statistics on 80,000 topics from

$708 / Year

Show detailed source information?
Register for free
Already a member?
Log in

Release date




Survey time period

Q1 2018

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $708 / Year
Basic Account
Get to know the platform

You only have access to basic statistics.
This statistic is not included in your account!

Premium Account
Your perfect start with Statista
  • Instant access to 1m statistics
  • Download in XLS, PDF & PNG format
  • Detailed references

$59 / Month *

Corporate Account
Full access

Corporate solution including all features.

* All products require an annual contract.
   Prices do not include sales tax.

Statistics on "Electric Mobility in Europe"

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $708 / Year
Learn more about how Statista can support your business.