We'll be reporting September 2019 EV Sales beginning Tuesday, October 1 and continuing throughout the rest of the week.
Editor's note: Look for an article late on September 30th or early AM on October 1st that talks more about the missing August data as well as details related to future sales reporting.
Keep in mind that we're still in the process of switching to a new, more reliable data system. We hope to have it in place going into Q4. For the time being, you can expect some delivery numbers to publish later than expected or not be entered at all (specifically Ford, Kia, Hyundai, Volvo, and Porsche). GM sales data will be added at the end of the quarter after the automaker releases its official report.
Note that BMW no longer gives model breakdowns or a final EV number, but rather a percentage decrease YoY, which has been huge in the last few months. So, while our model breakdown is estimated, the total checks out officially — it's important to note the i3 and i8 numbers are correct as reported.
Similarly, Mercedes provides IEV with a "total" number of plug-in vehicles sold for the month. So, we use our resources to glean model-specific sales. With that in mind, note that while model numbers might not be spot-on, the totals are verified by the automaker.
With all of the above being said, rest assured that we'll still provide Tesla delivery estimates each month, as well as sales numbers of many other models that are officially reported by automakers on a monthly basis. Hopefully, as the new process unfolds, we'll have better access to more reliable monthly EV sales data.
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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
Also of note this August:
- Toyota sold 98 Mirai vehicles this August
- Honda delivered an estimated 9 Clarity FCV's in August
- Hyundai sold 34 Nexo's last month.
Last update: September 5, 2019 @ 10:40 AM ET
Click here for a deep dive into our estimates and methodology.
The current year/month chart and graph are included below.
U.S. Plug-In Car Sales – July 2019