November 2018 Narrowly Misses High All-Time Month For U.S. EV Gross sales

Whereas Tesla Mannequin three gross sales didn’t surpass that of September, Mannequin S, X, and different automakers’ gross sales rise as much as elevate November.

Primarily based on automakers’ gross sales stories and our estimates, we report a complete of 44,148 plug-in electrical autos have been offered within the U.S. in November, in comparison with final yr’s 17,178 and final month’s 34,094.  Whereas it wasn’t the most effective month of all time, it solely missed by a hair.

We didn’t actually anticipate that the second month of the quarter would publish such unbelievable numbers, particularly with Mannequin three gross sales at an estimated three,600 items decrease than September’s all-time excessive. Because it seems, Tesla offered a slew of Mannequin S and Mannequin X autos (seemingly as a result of expiration of the U.S. federal EV tax credit score). As well as, automaker’s like GM, Ford, and even FCA made compelling progress.

5 out of 5 months in 2018 have claimed a spot on our listing of high months of all time for U.S. EV gross sales. In reality, the final 5 months are additionally the highest 5 months, albeit not in calendar order. Whereas we all know full nicely that Tesla is essentially the most substantial contributor to this new development, numbers wouldn’t be the place they're at this time with out the respectable gross sales of the Toyota Prius Prime, Chevrolet Volt, Chevrolet Bolt EV, Honda Readability Plug-In Hybrid, and Nissan LEAF. In November, the Ford Fusion Energi, BMW 530e, and Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid additionally posted notable gross sales figures.

High Months for U.S. EV Gross sales to Date (estimated):

  1. September 2018 – 44,589
  2. November 2018 – 44,148
  3. August 2018 – 36,380 
  4. October 2018 – 34,094
  5. July 2018 – 29,514

The Tesla Mannequin three tops our chart by leaps and bounds, with 114,532 estimated U.S. deliveries. This makes it 11 months in a row that the Mannequin three has been the U.S. EV gross sales chief. We estimate Tesla offered some 18,650 Mannequin 3s within the month of November.

Mannequin S and Mannequin X gross sales have been up considerably in November, although the autos stay within the third and 4th positions on the yr, respectively. Total, Tesla delivered an estimated 24,600 autos final month, which provides as much as nicely over half of all EVs offered within the U.S. in November. Primarily based on our estimates – for the yr as a complete – Tesla has offered a whopping 159,027 autos within the U.S. out of a complete of some ~312,877 general EV gross sales thus far. The automaker now formally accounts for over half of all electrical autos offered within the U.S. for 2018.

Let’s take a better take a look at the opposite top-selling electrical autos within the U.S. this November:

The Toyota Prius Prime lands within the six-spot for the month and the second-place place for the yr as a complete, with 2,312 deliveries within the U.S. in November.

The Chevrolet Volt surpasses the Chevrolet Bolt EV as soon as once more, after falling behind its stablemate in October. As well as, it stays forward of the Bolt by over some 1,700 items for the yr as a complete. Primarily based on our estimates, the Volt lands within the second-place place for November, (three,930) and stays within the fifth place for the yr to date. Nonetheless, our analysis exhibits that Chevrolet Bolt gross sales have been up significantly in November, at three,zero25, slotting it within the four-spot on the month and sustaining its sixth place place for 2018 as a complete.

The Honda Readability PHEV, Ford Fusion EnergiNissan LEAF,  and BMW 530e all offered over 1,000 copies in November as nicely. The Readability PHEV sits in sixth place on the yr, adopted by the LEAF, 5 Sequence, and Fusion, respectively.

We’ll shut out the month with the same old ultimate information factors and one other take a look at our accomplished gross sales chart.

Different Statistical Factors of Curiosity from November 2018

High Producers Of Plug-In Automobiles:

  1. Tesla* – 24,600
  2. Normal Motors* – 6,968
  3. BMW Group – 2,314
  4. Toyota – 2,312
  5. Honda – 1.903
  6. Ford – 1.132
  7. Nissan –  1,128

Pure Electrical Automotive Market Share vs PHEV In November*

  1. BEV – 29,819
  2. PHEV – 14,329

*Primarily based on estimates as a result of lack of U.S. month-to-month gross sales reporting by Tesla and GM, in addition to BMW i3 splits (BEV + REx), and a number of automakers refusing to succeed in out or reply associated to particular person EV gross sales.

2018 U.S. EV SALES JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC TOTAL
Tesla Mannequin three*  1875 2485 3820 3750 6000 5902 14250 17800 22250 17750 18650 114,532
Toyota Prius Prime 1496 2050 2922 2626 2924 2237 1984 2071 2213 2001 2312 24,836
Tesla Mannequin S*  800 1125 3375 1250 1520 2750 1200 2625 3750 1350 2750 22,495
Tesla Mannequin X*  700 975 2825 1025 1450 2550 1325 2750 3975 1225 3200 22,000
Chevrolet Volt* 713 983 1782 1325 1675 1336 1475 1825 2129 1475 3930 18,648
Chevrolet Bolt EV*  1177 1424 1774 1275 1125 1083 1175 1225 1549 2075 3025 16,907
Honda Readability PHEV* 594 881 1061 1049 1639 1445 1440 1495 2028 1935 1857 15,424
Nissan LEAF  150 895 1500 1171 1576 1367 1149 1315 1563 1234 1128 13,048
BMW 530e* 224 413 689 518 729 942 536 749 756 733 1012 7,301
Ford Fusion Energi 640 794 782 742 740 604 522 396 480 453 1131 7,284
Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid** 375 450 480 425 650 710 450 654 637 623 895 6,349
BMW i3 (BEV + REx)  382 623 992 503 424 580 464 418 461 424 490 5,761
BMWX5 xDrive 40e* 261 596 627 563 499 321 431 264 225 224 213 four,224
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV 300 323 373 273 297 390 350 366 378 309 376 three,735
Kia Niro PHEV* 155 246 227 120 218 281 225 346 313 323 619 three,073
Audi A3 Sportback e-tron* 145 199 214 189 267 238 220 240 230 210 180 2,332
Fiat 500e**  210 235 285 215 250 225 220 75 94 100 148 2,057
Volvo XC60 PHEV* 109 155 167 141 214 226 185 210 215 180 225 2,027
BMW 330e* 101 142 202 166 150 138 106 192 195 229 373 1,994
Porsche Panamera E-Hybrid* 1 2 49 336 275 168 195 200 210 170 200 1,806
Mercedes C350e* 29 172 208 158 166 176 165 170 82 75 80 1,481
Hyundai IONIQ PHEV* 22 178 218 180 217 143 180 43 11 128 136 1,456
Mini Countryman SE PHEV* 127 100 74 106 163 211 210 128 140 117 74 1,450
Volvo XC90 T8 PHEV* 99 106 93 90 126 133 115 125 120 100 130 1,237
Volkswagen e-Golf  178 198 164 128 76 32 18 32 14 62 230 1,132
good ED  84 90 103 80 110 126 103 108 98 95 100 1,097
Kia Soul EV*  115 163 157 152 133 57 130 33 18 61 61 1,zero80
Honda Readability BEV*  203 104 48 52 37 126 120 75 122 116 37 1,zero40
Porsche Cayenne S-E* 113 121 197 265 59 12 15 45 60 25 35 947
Kia Optima PHEV* 86 103 156 142 98 83 90 39 17 51 79 944
Mercedes GLE 550e* 44 70 181 93 83 75 85 90 42 28 35 826
BMW i8 32 39 47 57 64 45 72 67 55 64 133 675
Ford C-Max Energi 234 142 105 57 18 6 four four 12 zero zero 582
Ford Focus Electrical  70 73 137 83 88 50 46 7 four zero 1 559
Hyundai Sonata PHEV* 52 54 78 38 67 62 60 20 15 5 5 456
Mercedes GLC 350e* 5 57 59 64 66 60 65 27 20 24 447
Volvo S90 T8 PHEV* 27 29 52 29 30 35 30 40 45 35 40 392
Hyundai IONIQ EV*  49 three 60 7 32 47 35 21 12 21 34 321
BMW 740e* 18 23 31 60 17 16 40 18 25 45 18 311
Cadillac CT6 PHEV* 6 24 17 42 30 18 26 23 11 12 13 222
Jaguar I-Tempo*  5 165 170
Mercedes B250e  40 49 33 7 three zero zero 1 zero 1 zero 134
Mercedes S550e* 13 three 11 9 7 7 eight 10 eight 5 four 85
2018 U.S. Gross sales Totals 12,zero49 16,845 26,373 19,556 24,310 25,zero19 29,514 36,380 44,589 34,094 44,148 312,877
2017 U.S. Gross sales Totals 11,004 12,375 18,542 13,367 16,596 17,046 15,540 16,514 21,242 14,315 17,178 26,107 199,826
2018 Worldwide Gross sales* 82,000 81,000 141,000 128,450 159,346 157,933 144,975 172,400 200,500 208,800 1,467,404

Above – 2018 Month-to-month Gross sales Chart For The Main Plug-In Automakers. *Estimated Gross sales Numbers – Reconciled on Month-to-month or Quarterly Totals. ** Estimated (Primarily based on State/Rebate Information and different stories). BEV fashions are designated with the icon.