US Plug-In Sales Charted: Market Share Stable At 1.1% In August
August was another positive sales month for plug-ins in the U.S. (see full report here), showing moderate growth of 14% year-over-year and a market share of 1.1% – in line with the average for the past four months.
In total, ~16,639 cars were sold and 52.6% of those were all-electric.
The share advantage of BEVs could increase in the near term thanks to three heavy weight contenders, Tesla Model 3, Chevrolet Bolt EV and the all-new Nissan LEAF (full details here) – of which, Nissan promises to sell in all 50 states by January.
Now we are anxiously awaiting September results, which we fully expect to be the highest so far this year. And because overall new light vehicle sales are decreasing, there is also chance for an all-time record for plug-in market share.
The best selling plug-ins in August were Chevrolet Bolt EV with 2,107 (new high – and 6th month gain in a row) and the Tesla Model S (estimated at 2,150).
Toyota Prius Prime keeps strong at third with 1,820, and also logs a new record share of total Prius family sales at 19.1%.
Check out all the US data graphed below, as well as some break-out details on the big newcomers (Bolt EV and Prius Prime), as well as some “top 10″/market share data.
Editor’s note: all the individual sales for every plug-in model sold in August (and all-time) can be found on our Monthly Plug-In Sales Scorecard.