U.S. Plug-In Electric Car Sales By Size Class (2011-2015)
The most recent report from DOE Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy gives us interesting look at the plug-in electric car sales in the U.S., by nine different size classes.
The data comes from 2011-2015, so they don’t include the now growing SUV class; mostly thanks to Tesla Model X – which in the first six months of 2016 has sold nearly 7,000 copies.
“There were a total of about 114,000 PEV sold in 2015 with 60% of those midsize or large cars, such as the Nissan Leaf and the Tesla Model S. Compact and subcompact vehicles accounted for about one-third of plug-in vehicle sales while all other size classes combined had sales of just 7%. As the number of PEV models in the market has increased from four* to twenty-nine, sales of PEVs have increased more than six-fold from 2011 to 2015.”
The Nissan LEAF and Toyota Prius PHEV weighed heavily on the growth of Midsize class in first few years, as well as on the decrease in 2015, when both were struggling (the market has been eager to see a new version of Nissan LEAF, while Toyota stopped production of the Prius Plug-In to prepare for new generation Prius Prime – arriving late this year).