US: BEV Sales Hit New Quarterly Record Of Nearly 100,000

Tesla Model Y Tesla Model Y

Hybrids and plug-in hybrids are over 200,000 and growing even quicker.

In the first quarter of 2021, the U.S. auto market has expanded by 11% year-over-year to over 3.9 million units.

According to the most recent Cox Automotive and Kelley Blue Book report, the overall sales of electrified vehicles - xEVs (BEVs, PHEVs, HEVs) - far outpaced the general market, exceeding 300,000:

U.S. - Q1 2021:

All-electric cars noted a record high volume of nearly 100,000 at a very good growth rate, but as we can see, all hybrids (all types) doubled.

Tesla brand and Tesla Model Y model on the top

According to the report, Tesla was the top player in the BEV segment with 69,300 units (estimated) and 71% share, however, the share has decreased from 83% a year ago.

That would leave only 29,532 units (29%) for all the other brands combined.

The top-selling electric cars were the Model Y, followed by the previous leader, the Model 3 (down 50% year-over-year), Chevrolet Bolt EV and Ford Mustang Mach-E.

See more reports about the U.S. plug-in car sales here:

As we know, not all the brands report plug-in car sales results - some provide data on some models or none.

In the case of HEV/PHEV category, the three largest players are:

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