2018 May US Plug-In Electric Car Sales Charted: Market Up 48%
May 2018 became the fourth best month for plug-in electric car sales in the U.S. with healthy growth of 48%.
In total, around 24,560 new plug-ins were sold, at market share above 1.5%.
After the first five months of 2018, the Tesla Model 3 beginning to run away from the pack and only the Toyota Prius Prime was even close to keeping pace:
Tesla Model 3 set in May an all-time sales record for any plug-in car in the U.S. – 6,250 (estimated by IEVs).
Soon, its monthly sales will likely exceed 10,000.
Toyota Prius Prime also set a new sales record of 2,924 (up 53% year-over-year) and 33.7% of total Prius sales.
Chevrolet Bolt EV disappointed again in May with only 1,125 sales (28% down year-over-year), and now both the Tesla Model S and Tesla Model X are ahead of it in the YTD rank.
We’re happy to see 1,576 Nissan LEAFs sold in May, but hopefully, this figure grows later this year.
A new record was set by the Honda Clarity PHEV too – 1,639. Will it surpass the Chevrolet Volt for the whole of 2018?