2018 March US Plug-In EV Sales Charted: Market Up 42%
We’re accustomed to seeing a new record for plug-in electric car sales in December, but it turns out that March is a record-setting-capable month, too.
InsideEVs estimates that in total some 26,373 plug-in were sold last month (42% more than one year ago).
The market share improved to 1.6% (second highest result ever).
Cumulative sales now exceed 820,000 units. The race to the 1 million by the end of this year continues.
Tesla Model 3, with an estimated 3,820 sales, was the best selling plug-in for the month and for the quarter.
Tesla already put three cars in the top 4 with the Model S and Model X in 3rd and 4th, respectively.
Toyota Prius Prime noted a new high of 2,922 sales in March, which was 35.5% of all Prius sales that month, and remains second YTD.
Chevrolet Bolt EV moves up, but its 1,774 sold in March was only enough for 6th place for the month and 5th YTD.
Next month, maybe we will see the Nissan LEAF above the Bolt EV – in March, Nissan delivered 1,500 LEAFs.
BMW (incl. MINI) achieved a record 12.1% share of plug-in electric car sales last month by delivering 2,662 (7 models).