EV Market Share In The US Nearly Hits 1% In November – Graphs
Plug-in electric vehicle sales in U.S. grew by a solid 32.4%, counting 13,337 deliveries (full details), while year-over year growth has now reached 14 consecutive months*.
November’s result translated to a 0.97% market share (see graph below) – historically one of the best showings.
Also of note, full year sales for the US are up 31% for 2016 year-to-date, while over the past 6 months the rate of growth has accelerated to 44%.
The big star of the month was Chevrolet Volt, which with 2,531 sales (up 28% year-over-year) set also best result since August 2013 5(3,351)!
Separately, Ford lead all manufacturers for most plug-in sold in the month with 2,604 delivered – the Ford Fusion Energi specifically made up 1,817 of those sales (up 92% year-over-year), achieving its 2nd best ever result (June 2014 – 1,939)!
And there is new Toyota Prius Prime – which sold 781 copies despite only arriving mid-month – best result since August 2014 for Toyota Prius PHV (851), and the best debut for any new plug-in product. Ever.
Looking ahead, and given what we already know of the December selling season (which sees the arrival of the Chevrolet Bolt EV, soaring Tesla deliveries and a full month of the Prius Prime), we foresee the US EV market’s first 20,000+ sales month, and with it, a likely all-time high for plug-in vehicle market share at around 1.5%