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:

U.S. Plug-In Car Sales – May 2018

U.S. Plug-In Car Sales – May 2018

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.

Tesla Model 3 sales in U.S. (estimated) – May 2018

Tesla Model 3 sales in U.S. (estimated) – May 2018

Toyota Prius Prime also set a new sales record of 2,924 (up 53% year-over-year) and 33.7% of total Prius sales.

Toyota Prius Prime sales in U.S. – May 2018

Toyota Prius Prime sales in U.S. – May 2018

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.

Chevrolet Bolt EV sales in U.S. – May 2018

Chevrolet Bolt EV sales in U.S. – May 2018

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?