Lux Research's Automotive Battery Tracker analyzes key trends related to the impact of electrification on the automotive industry. Leveraging multiple data sources for vehicle sales, combined with Lux's tracking of technical specifications for electrified vehicles, the Automotive Battery Tracker unearths valuable information about battery trends, key OEMs, and their suppliers. In our Q2 update, we find a record 407,000 plug-in vehicles were sold as the segment moves closer to surpassing hybrid vehicles sales which totalled 521,000 in the quarter. China's favorable government support and large addressable market make it the most promising market moving forward and likely to build on its already 58% market share of plug-in vehicles sales globally. With a production push on Model 3 sales, Tesla sold a record 40,700 vehicles in Q2, second only to BYD's 42,700 plug-in sales, although its vehicles used more than 3 GWh of batteries. The Model 3 will likely end the year as the best selling EV of 2018, but faces signficant challenges in delivering those vehicles.
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