Sales increased and new models appeared for the first time

Plug-in electric car sales in the U.S. slightly increased this past month as a few new models appeared on the list (Audi e-tron and Kia Niro EV).

InsideEVs data shows 21,255 sales (confirmed or estimated), which is over an 8% increase compared to April 2018. Market share also improved from 1.45% year ago to 1.6% now.

Gains are not big, but it's hard to go up when a single player (Tesla) is doubling its sales, while many other manufacturers note a significant decrease.

Close to 72% of total sales fall on all-electric cars.

U.S. Plug-In Car Sales – April 2019

 
 

According to historical data, May should be similar to April.

 

Tesla Model 3, with an estimated 10,050 sales, remains the top-selling plug-in model in the U.S., but as you can see below, two more easy months of growth are left. From July on, we will be referring to really high sales volumes, while the Model 3 will have only a $1,875 federal tax credit.

 

The LOL chart didn't disappoint and once again proves the outstanding pace of growth of Model 3, compared to other best selling plug-ins.

 

One change was noted in theTop 10 chart for the year - the Toyota Prius Prime is now second, ahead of the Chevrolet Bolt EV, but in general, all of the models are now so far behind the lone leader that they would need to combine to be comparable.