Toyota Prius Prime as the world’s best-selling plug-in car

Updated Apr 13, 2021 | Same topic: Latest Consumer Reports

With nearly 27,000 sales through June, the Toyota Prius Prime has become the best-selling EV in the world.
June could be considered one of the best-ever months for plug-in vehicle sales when more than 100,000 vehicles were delivered for the second time in history. This hit a peak of 38% over the same period last year and more importantly, June also witnessed a 1% market share of plug-in cars being reached for the first time.
bar chart of Top 10 best-selling plug-in cars in the world

In the first six months of 2017, the plug-in cars total sales were nearly 450,000 units

In the first six months of 2017, the plug-in cars total sales were nearly 450,000 units, recording a 41% increase year-over-year. Thus, if everything goes as planned, this figure would amount to seven digits before the year ends.
As expected, the Toyota Prius Prime snatched the title away from the Nissan LEAF to become the best-selling models worldwide with 26,867 deliveries thanks to massive sales in Japan and the US.
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In June, the Tesla Model S also achieved an optimistic result with more than 6,150 units sold. Meanwhile, sales of the Nissan LEAF and Tesla Model X were 4,647 and 4,684 respectively.
bar chart of Top 10 plug-in carmakers in the world

Tesla left BMW behind with 10,841 vehicles delivered to top the chart

In the tough carmaker race, Tesla left BMW behind with 10,841 vehicles delivered to top the chart. However, the German luxury brand saw a noticeable turnaround with 8,815 plug-in units marketed. Despite the success of the Prius, Toyota just took the fifth place in this race, following the BYD, BAIC and Nissan.
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Toyota Prius

<p>Toyota Motor Philippines brought one of the first hybrid hatchback in the country with the nameplate &ndash; Toyota Prius. This hybrid hatchback is globally known for being a safe, comfortable, and environment-friendly vehicle that possesses distinct design. It is easily recognizable by car enthusiasts and car buyers. The all-new 4th generation Toyota Prius is now wider, longer, and lower than its predecessor. It features a more futuristic and dynamic styling. The interior of this hybrid hatchback is dominated by white leather. The multi-information display mounted at the center of the dashboard accentuates the interior&rsquo;s white leather. The JBL touchscreen head unit provides entertainment for the car&#39;s occupant, and the automatic climate control takes care of comfort in the cabin. Toyota Prius is also equipped with Vehicle Stability Control, Anti-lock Brake System, Traction Control, Immobilizer, and seven SRS airbags &ndash; all come as a standard. Toyota Motor Philippines offers the Toyota Prius in 1.8L four-cylinder gasoline engine and Hybrid Synergy Drive electric motor engine. The engine is mated to an Electrically Controlled Variable Transmission (CVT) with ECO and Power Mode settings. According to the Japanese carmaker, the all-new 1.8L Toyota Prius hybrid can deliver an impressive 40 kilometers per liter.</p>

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