Higher Highs Incoming: All-time U.S. Plug-In Vehicles Sales Graphed
The growth of U.S. plug-in electric car sales in June slightly decelerated from earlier norms in 2017 (but still up 16% year-over-year), however we are optimistic about future monthly results because of new models hitting the market, and also the planned deeper roll-out of the models already introduced.
In total, 17,182 plug-in cars were delivered (with some degree of estimation) – see full report here.
Sales in the first half of the year stand at ~89,282 (up 38% year-over-year), while since December 2010, total US sales now exceed 650,00.
Two new heavyweight contenders continued to sell well – the Chevrolet Bolt EV set a new 2017 high with over 1,600 sales, while the Toyota Prius Prime still took 18% of total Prius family sales (with over 1,600 sales as well), despite having little-to-no inventory allocation still in the US; basically, every Prime shipped to the US by Toyota sold, on average, in just 7.5 days in June.
With the Tesla Model 3 arriving on July 28th, and a plan to build ~20,000+ in December, a month that we already know is the pinnacle for yearly plug-in sales, we figure we will have to blow the top off the sales chart very shortly.
After six months, Tesla Model S is the best selling electric car in the U.S., followed by Chevrolet Volt and Toyota Prius Prime:
And here is all time Top 10 chart, which in the near future should change a lot (because of newcomers – the Chevrolet Bolt EV and Tesla Model 3)…the VW e-Golf and Fiat 500e days are numbered.