Tesla Model S Gets Assembled In Fremont, CA

Tesla Model S Gets Assembled In Fremont, CA

If you've ever wondered about plug-in electric car sales in US sorted by manufacturer, then we've got something special for you.

As it turns out, the top 2 manufacturers (GM and Nissan) delivered nearly 48% of all plug-in electric cars sold, while the top 5 delivered nearly 89%. The remaining 8 manufacturers hold over 11% of the total fleet of over 354,000.

The top 5 are still delivering nearly 4 plug-in cars per 5 sold. Tesla is selling the most in 2015, achieving over 20% market share in recent months.

  • GM (Chevrolet Volt & Spark EV, Cadillac ELR) - 85,793 (24.2%)
  • Nissan (LEAF) - 83,312 (23.5%)
  • Tesla Motors (Model S) - 50,800 (14.3%)
  • Ford (Focus Electric, Fusion Energi, C-Max Energi) - 50,306 (14.2%)
  • Toyota (Prius PHV and RAV4 EV) - 44,048 (12.4%)
  • others - 39,940 (11.3%)
Closest to the top 5 is now BMW at less than 13,000 (3.7%), but there is huge gap to Toyota. That should give Toyota plenty of time to introduce the new plug-in Prius before BMW reaches the top 5.

On the other hand, GM (new 2016 Volt), Nissan (2016 LEAF) and Tesla (Tesla Model X) should not only maintain 50% share, but maybe even expand it a little bit.

TOP 5 U.S. Plug-In Cars Manufacturer's Market Share (U.S. by July 2015)

TOP 5 U.S. Plug-In Cars Manufacturer's Market Share (U.S. by July 2015)