Who Is The World’s Leading EV Maker? No, It’s Not Tesla

Like Tesla’s enormous market capitalization, the outsized mindshare of the Californian carmaker is hard to reconcile with its true market share. A look at hard data shows that noisy Tesla is quietly outsold by the true pioneer in the electric vehicle field, namely the Renault-Nissan Alliance. The Alliance may get no respect in a media that hangs on to every Musk tweet, but it sure gets the customers.

In the first quarter of 2017, the Renault-Nissan Alliance moved nearly 37,000 electric vehicles, per data supplied by the automakers. That is some 12,000 units, or nearly 50%, more than the 25,000 electric vehicles Tesla said were shipped by the company in the first quarter.

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