As stated below, "we won't be updating this chart after 2019, but we'll still publish articles each month showcasing data gleaned from automakers that do choose to report. So, we'll have a number of articles about deliveries of each 'chart-topping' EV." If the situation changes in the future, we'll let you know. Thank you as always for the support.
We'll be reporting 2019 Q4 EV Sales beginning Friday, January 3, and continuing throughout the following week. However, it's important to note that there will still be some missing data since many automakers refuse to report EV sales. Nonetheless, stay tuned in the coming days as we'll be beginning to add automaker reported numbers to the chart for the last few months.
FINAL UPDATE (January 17, 2020 @ 8:30 AM ET): Q4 numbers and all totals are now in.
Information about our final update (January 16, 2020 @ 9:12 AM ET): As you can see, we've added all estimated data to complete the sales chart. At the bottom of the chart, you'll find a color-coded key.
EDITOR'S NOTE (January 6, 2020 @ 9:20 PM ET): At this point, all numbers that are officially reported by automakers are already in the chart. Over the course of the next week or so, we will be putting together final Q4 estimates for the remaining models to get a rough idea of how the year played out as a whole. The numbers will be based on current inventory, sales data and inventory from the previous three quarters, sales data from Q4 2018, and any registration data we can gather. Stay tuned as we plan to have final data collected no later than January 15, 2020.
UPDATE (January 3, 2020 @ 10:25 AM):We've entered preliminary quarterly numbers into the chart for Tesla. Keep in mind that we'll have more December data later this month, which could result in some adjustments to our estimates.
Important considerations going forward: It appears we won't have a reliable method for reporting sales figures for many models. While many are not models that make a huge impact on our monthly sales chart, but may in the future (i.e. Hyundai, Kia, Porsche, Subaru, Volvo), some do, like GM and Ford. We're also learning that other sites are now estimating numbers from these automakers without exposing that and/or not sharing them at all.
With that said, we won't be updating this chart after 2019, but we'll still publish articles each month showcasing data gleaned from automakers that do choose to report. So, we'll have a number of articles about deliveries of each "chart-topping" EV.
While we really hate to move forward this way, we have no choice at this point. Sadly, our chart has become almost purely based on estimated date (which was once supported by actual data).
As always, thank you for the continued support!
Note that BMW has decided for some time to no longer give model breakdowns or a final EV number, but rather a percentage decrease YoY, which has been huge in the last few months. But now, the automaker isn't even sharing its EV sales numbers/percentage at all. Still, i3 and i8 numbers will be official as reported by BMW.
While Mercedes is willing to provide IEV with a "total" number of plug-in vehicles sold for the month, the totals for each model are unverified by the automaker.
Many other automakers like Hyundai, Kia, Subaru, Volvo, Porsche, and Jaguar don't reveal any EV sales figures. Tesla reports its overall global deliveries every quarter, but that doesn't help with U.S. sales. GM (Chevrolet and Cadillac) and Ford, among others, have chosen to just report on a quarterly basis, but again, there's often no breakdown of EV models delivered.
So, basically, we have a few EV sales numbers to add from the past few months and will have a few more after the end of the quarter. Aside from that, "You get nothing, you lose, good day, sir!"
Sad but too true. Nonetheless, look for some minor updates coming soon. As always, thanks for your support and understanding. Hopefully, as automakers begin to find success with EVs (many, many years away as it stands right now), we'll see a change in reporting practices.
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If you'd like to access any of our previous monthly report cards, click here for the full archive. In addition, for those who appreciate visuals, every month we will also provide an article with sales and market share shown in various charts.
InsideEVs tracks all plug-in EV sales/deliveries for the United States by automaker and brand. Additionally, readers can find all historical EV sales charts for the "current generation" of electric vehicles by clicking here.
We use the words sales and deliveries synonymously. For a car to count as SOLD, an owner must buy or lease it, take DELIVERY, and have it in his/her possession.
***InsideEVs' journalist Wade Malone (our Lead Sales Analyst) provided in-depth, detailed, and heavily researched sales estimations and related analysis.
Top Months for U.S. EV Sales to Date (estimated):
- December 2018 – 49,900
- September 2018 – 44,544
- November 2018 – 42,588
- June 2019 – 37,818
- August 2018 – 36,347
Last update: January 17, 2020 at 8:30 AM ET
Click here for a deep dive into our estimates and methodology.
The current year's chart is included below.