U.S. Plug-In Car Sales – December 2016

U.S. Plug-In Car Sales – December 2016

2016 was record year for overall automotive sales in the U.S. - 17.5 million (up from 17.4 million in 2015 and 17.2 million in 2000).

Various records were set also in plug-in category. Especially in December, when plug-in sales went through the roof, reaching some 24,785 deliveries (IEVs estimation). Growth year-over-year for the month exceeded 80%.

But even more important was a record 1.47% market share for December.

U.S. Plug-In Car Sales – December 2016

U.S. Plug-In Car Sales – December 2016

Another look of monhtly results since December 2010:

U.S. Plug-In Car Sales – December 2016

U.S. Plug-In Car Sales – December 2016

2016 was also the best year of plug-in car sales by a wide margin at ~159,139 (up 37% year-over-year), which translated to an average market share for the year of 0.9%.

U.S. Plug-In Car Sales – December 2016

U.S. Plug-In Car Sales – December 2016

Monthly average plug-in sales exceed 13,000 thanks to December's surge:

U.S. Plug-In Car Sales – December 2016

U.S. Plug-In Car Sales – December 2016

Number of plug-in cars in the U.S. now moves towards 600,000:

U.S. Plug-In Car Sales – December 2016

U.S. Plug-In Car Sales – December 2016

The Chevrolet Volt as first exceed 100,000 sales mark, followed by Nissan LEAF.

Quickest growth is however noted by Tesla Model S and Tesla Model X.

U.S. Plug-In Car Sales – December 2016

U.S. Plug-In Car Sales – December 2016

Taking into consideration only 2016, here are best selling plug-in electric cars:

U.S. Plug-In Car Sales – December 2016

U.S. Plug-In Car Sales – December 2016