U.S. Plug-In Car Sales Exceed 15,000 For First Time, Touching 1% Market Share
Thanks to Tesla’s end of quarter full-court press for deliveries, it now seems that a new plug-in car sales record happens every three months.
The last three being December 2015 (13,699), March 2016 (13,845), and now June 2016 (~15,040) – full June details/model sale breakdown can be found here.
The June result is first time ~15,000 plug-ins were sold in a month (and first time past 14,000 too).
With strong momentum (growth of 45% year-over-year in June) and 19.2% YTD, the prospects for second half are great, especially so many new models coming (13 new or improved models are estimated to still arrive).
In June we celebrates one more milestone – 1% of market share. Well, technically it is 0.99% (vs 1,513,901 total auto sales), but some of the plug-ins numbers are estimations because not all the manufacturers reveal their sales specifically when part of a sub-brand (ie-Sonata vs Sonata PHV) so we won’t split any hairs on how close the share is to 1% ourselves. For all intents and purposes, it is 1%.
Also the YTD market share is highest ever for the US at 0.75%.
One more look at the mainstream plug-in electric car sales in the U.S. since December 2010: