No record in volume, but we do see a record in market share.

Just a few hundred sales short of a new all-time record for plug-in electric car sales the in U.S. last month. IEVs data shows 44,148 sales in November, which is 157% more than a year ago! The highest result was in September - 44,589.

Now we are in December, which means all hands on board to achieve 50,000 sales in a single month for the very first time. Fingers crossed.

November bring us one important record as the market share increased to 3.16% (compared to nearly 3.1% in September).

U.S. Plug-In Car Sales – November 2018

U.S. Plug-In Car Sales – November 2018
U.S. Plug-In Car Sales – November 2018

Total sales during the first 11 months of 2018 stand at 312,877 at an average market share of 2.0%. It's the first time in the U.S. that we've crossed 300,000 in a single year and maintained 2% average (almost doubled from 2017).

U.S. Plug-In Car Sales – November 2018

Tesla Model 3 totally dominated 2018 sales and was the first electric car to ever reach more than 100,000 sales in a year.

From such a perspective, almost all of the other cars look like compliance EVs, despite some of them once being market leaders.

U.S. Plug-In Car Sales – November 2018

The Tesla Model 3 currently represents almost 37% of the total U.S. plug-in electric car market and together with Model S/X, Tesla takes over 50% share (in the 11-month period thus far in 2018).

US Plug-In Electric Car Sales Charted: November 2018

The LOL chart below, shows that Model 3 is just one month from becoming #3 in cumulative sales, ahead of the Nissan LEAF. Tesla Model X on the other hand successfully overtook the Ford Fusion Energi (61,752 to 60,243).

U.S. Plug-In Car Sales – November 2018

Finally, here is the presentation of the automakers closest to losing the federal tax credit (Tesla already entered the countdown for the phase-out of the federal tax credit).

GM sold its 200,000th plug-in in November, but maybe just like in the case of Tesla, the federal tax credit counter will reach 200,000th a month later in December. Reaching 200,000 in early January would be more favorable than in late December, because it enables receipt of the full $7,500 tax credit for 3 more months (compared to just a few days).

U.S. Plug-In Car Sales – November 2018