U.S. Plug-in car sales – November 2016

U.S. Plug-in car sales – November 2016

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)!

Chevy Volt sales hit record high for the 2ng gen model in November (Photo by Steve Fecht for Chevrolet)

Chevy Volt sales hit record high for the 2ng gen model in November (Photo by Steve Fecht for Chevrolet)

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%

Chevrolet Volt sales – November 2016

Chevrolet Volt sales – November 2016

U.S. Plug-in car sales – November 2016

U.S. Plug-in car sales – November 2016

*On year of monthly sales improvements: We know someone is going to look at the chart and say, “hey, only ~11,447 sales were made in May of 2016, when 11,540 were logged in 2015!  What gives InsideEVs?”  What gives is – through an odd scheduling quirk, only 24 selling days were reported in May 2016 (versus 26 in 2015)