September 2018 PlugIn Electric Vehicle Sales Soar In US

Volkswagen e-Golf  1781981641287632183214 3,787 Chevrolet Bolt EV*  117714241774127511251083117512251549 78,132 3,050 197 1,326 18,395 814 BMWX5 xDrive 40e*261596627563499321431264225 Mercedes GLC 350e*557596466606527 1,942 10,686 Mercedes GLE 550e*4470181938375859042 Cadillac CT6 PHEV*62417423018262311 Tesla Model X*  7009752825102514502550132527503975 Toyota Prius Prime 149620502922262629242237198420712213 Tesla Model S*  80011253375125015202750120026253750 Kia Optima PHEV*861031561429883903917 1,192 133 5,556 17,575 Porsche Panamera E-Hybrid*1249336275168195200210 Porsche Cayenne S-E*1131211972655912154560 4,831 1,622 Mini Countryman SE PHEV*12710074106163211210128140 BMW 740e*182331601716401825 Hyundai IONIQ EV*  4936073247352112 248 BMW 330e*101142202166150138106192195 BMW i8323947576445726755 Hyundai IONIQ PHEV*221782181802171431804311 1,436 smart ED  84901038011012610310898 478 BMW i3 (BEV + REx)  382623992503424580464418461 2018 Worldwide Sales*82,00081,000141,000128,450159,346157,933144,975172,400 Mercedes C350e*2917220815816617616517082 Fiat 500e**  2102352852152502252207594 Ford Fusion Energi640794782742740604522396480 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron*145199214189267238220240230 1,809 2018 U.S. EV SALESJANFEBMARAPRMAYJUNJULAUGSEPOCTNOVDECTOTAL 11,807 317 958 Volvo XC90 T8 PHEV*991069390126133115125120 Mercedes S550e*133119778108 Nissan LEAF  1508951500117115761367114913151563 Honda Clarity PHEV*5948811061104916391445144014952028 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV300323373273297390350366378 Tesla Model 3*  187524853820375060005902142501780022250 266 September shatters records and goes down in the history books, but it will soon be surpassed.Based on automakers’ sales reports and our estimates, we report a total of 44,589 plug-in electric vehicles were sold in the U.S. in September, compared to last year’s 21,242 and last month’s 36,380.  Needless to say, it was the best month of all time by leaps and bounds! Not to mention the monumental level of records broken by the Tesla Model 3.Again, four out of five months in 2018 have claimed a spot on our list of top months of all time for U.S. EV sales. To say that Tesla is ludicrously dominating the U.S. market – as well as making waves globally – would honestly be an understatement. Anyone have a more assertive word than “ludicrous”? We’re taking suggestions. Anyhow, way too much news on that to share here, but check out our news feed for significant coverage.Top Months for U.S. EV Sales to Date (estimated):September 2018 – 44,589August 2018 – 36,380 July 2018 – 29,514March 2018 – 26,373December 2017 – 26,107The Tesla Model 3 topped our chart by a landslide, with 78,132 estimated deliveries. This makes it nine months in a row that the Model 3 has been the U.S. EV sales leader. It is so far beyond all other models there’s just no way to compare. It also accounts for about half of all EV sales in the U.S. for September and about one-third of all plug-in electric car sales for the year to date.If you include the Model S and Model X (3rd and 4th on the year, respectively), Tesla delivered an estimated 29,975 vehicles last month, which accounts for about two-thirds of all EVs sold in the U.S. in September. Based on our estimates – for the year as a whole – Tesla has sold a whopping 114,102 vehicles in the U.S. out of a total of some ~234,635 overall EV sales to date. Soon, the automaker should be accounting for over half of all electric vehicles sold in the U.S. for 2018. Whether or not you’re a Tesla fan, this is truly incredible news for EV market share and adoption.Ok, time to move forward to the other top-selling electric vehicles in the U.S. this September:Not surprisingly, the Toyota Prius Prime lands in the four-spot for the month and the second-place position for the year as a whole, with sales on the rise from last month, at 2,213.The Chevrolet Volt once again significantly surpasses its EV stablemate to grab up the fifth-place position for September based on our estimates (2,129) and remains in the fifth position for the year thus far. Chevrolet Bolt sales were up nicely as well, at 1,549, to put the Bolt in the eighth spot for September and the sixth place position for 2018 as a whole.The Honda Clarity PHEV and Nissan LEAF were the only other vehicles to sell over 1,000 copies in September, landing the cars in the fifth and sixth positions on our sales chart for the month and No. 7 and 8 on the year, respectively. LEAF sales improved from last month and last year, totaling 1,563 for September 2018. The Clarity dials it up substantially, with an estimated 2,028 Plug-in Hybrids delivered in the U.S. last month. This also means that Honda soars past BMW on our list of top EV manufacturers and nearly catches Toyota!We’ll leave you with some other final data points and another look at our completed sales chart.Other Statistical Points of Interest from September 2018Top Manufacturers Of Plug-In Vehicles:Tesla* – 29,975General Motors* – 3,689Toyota – 2,213Honda – 2,200BMW Group – 1,858Nissan –  1,563Pure Electric Car Market Share vs PHEV In August*BEV – 33,811PHEV – 10,778*Based on estimates due to the lack of U.S. monthly sales reporting by Tesla and GM, as well as BMW i3 splits (BEV + REx), and multiple automakers refusing to reach out or reply related to individual EV sales. 1,259 2017 U.S. Sales Totals11,00412,37518,54213,36716,59617,04615,54016,51421,24214,31517,17826,107199,826 11,632 2018 U.S. Sales Totals12,04916,84526,37319,55624,31025,01929,51436,38044,589 20,523 Volvo XC60 PHEV*109155167141214226185210215 5,700 1,067,104 Ford C-Max Energi234142105571864412 582 Ford Focus Electric  70731378388504674 76 BMW 530e*224413689518729942536749756 Kia Soul EV*  115163157152133571303318 Hyundai Sonata PHEV*525478386762602015 446 Chevrolet Volt*7139831782132516751336147518252129 403 Volvo S90 T8 PHEV*272952293035304045 763 840 1,007 1,392 2,131 558 Mercedes B250e  404933730010 Honda Clarity BEV*  20310448523712612075122 887 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid**375450480425650710450654637 887 4,847 234,635 Above – 2018 Monthly Sales Chart For The Major Plug-In Automakers – *Estimated Sales Numbers – Reconciled on Monthly or Quarterly Totals, ** Estimated (Based on State/Rebate Data and other reports). BEV models are designated with the –> 13,243 902 Kia Niro PHEV*155246227120218281225346313

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