Global plug-in car sales totaled 2.1 million units in 2018, which was a 64% increase compared to 2017. As a share of the overall light vehicle market, cars with plugs reached 2.2% for the year, Cleantechnica reports.
By far, the biggest growth market was China, which accounted for 56% of global plug-in sales. Chinese sales increased by well over 100% in 2018. Some 58,000 of the 1.2 million plug-ins sold in China were made by western brands, half of these by BMW.
The US saw sales increase by 79% in 2018, thanks mostly to the Tesla Model 3, which sold 138,000 units, most of them in the second half of the year.