Chevrolet Among the Globe’s Top 10 Manufacturers of Electric Vehicles

In the first quarter of 2017 Chevrolet was among the world’s largest manufacturers of electric vehicles. 

This is a list of truly sold BEVs, not delivered or ordered or any other song and dance designed to goose the numbers favorably. The numbers come to us via Forbes, via JATO Dynamics–that would be the same JATO Dynamics that provides high-quality data to the OEMs for a significant cost.

Keep in mind, however, the data reflects battery electric passenger vehicles only. Plug-in hybrids like the Volt are not included in Chevrolet’s total:

While the data may illustrate cumulative global sales of electric vehicles, what it doesn’t illustrate is where the majority of sales have come from. Half the OEMs listed live in China exclusively, while Renault-Nissan, Tesla, Hyundai and BMW derive a significant chunk of their EV sales outside of the United States.

Chevrolet however, does not.

The brand’s 3,432 EV sales between January and March 2017 represent 3,432 Bolt EVs sold to actual individuals in California, Oregon, Massachusetts, Maryland, Virginia, New York, New Jersey and Washington.

The Bolt’s full rollout should happen sometime around July, it will be interesting to see if Chevrolet can climb the ladder any further before year’s end.

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