Whereas October was behind September’s surge as anticipated, it was nonetheless among the finest months of all time for U.S. EV gross sales.
Based mostly on automakers’ gross sales reviews and our estimates, we report a complete of 34,094 plug-in electrical automobiles had been offered within the U.S. in October, in comparison with final yr’s 14,315 and final month’s 44,589. Whereas it wasn’t the very best month of all time, it’s solely exceeded by August and September 2018. We didn’t actually count on that the primary month of the quarter would put up phenomenal numbers, nevertheless it hit our early estimates on the nostril. September’s Tesla Mannequin three report nonetheless stands to be damaged, and although October wasn’t the month to do it, we all know the time is coming.
5 out of 5 months in 2018 have claimed a spot on our record of prime months of all time for U.S. EV gross sales. That is primarily as a result of Tesla as an entire, however particularly the Mannequin three, which continues to far surpass all different EVs in deliveries. Nonetheless, the rising numbers wouldn’t be the place they're right now with out the respectable gross sales of the Toyota Prius Prime, Chevrolet Volt, Chevrolet Bolt EV, Honda Readability Plug-In Hybrid, and Nissan LEAF.
High Months for U.S. EV Gross sales to Date (estimated):
- September 2018 – 44,589
- August 2018 – 36,380
- October 2018 – 34,094
- July 2018 – 29,514
- March 2018 – 26,373
The Tesla Mannequin three tops our chart by a leaps and bounds, with 95,882 estimated U.S. deliveries. This makes it ten months in a row that the Mannequin three has been the U.S. EV gross sales chief. We estimate Tesla offered some 17,750 Mannequin 3s within the month of October, which accounts for greater than half of all EV gross sales within the U.S. for September and properly over one-third of all plug-in electrical automotive gross sales for the yr to this point.
If you happen to embody the Mannequin S and Mannequin X (third and 4th on the yr, respectively), Tesla delivered an estimated 20,325 automobiles final month, which provides as much as practically two-thirds of all EVs offered within the U.S. in October. Based mostly on our estimates – for the yr as an entire – Tesla has offered a whopping 134,427 automobiles within the U.S. out of a complete of some ~268,729 total EV gross sales to this point. Quickly, the automaker needs to be accounting for over half of all electrical automobiles offered within the U.S. for 2018.
Let’s take a more in-depth have a look at the opposite top-selling electrical automobiles within the U.S. this October:
The Toyota Prius Prime lands within the three-spot for the month and the second-place place for the yr as an entire, with gross sales on the decline from final month, at 2,001.
The Chevrolet Volt fails to surpass the Chevrolet Bolt EV in October, after outselling it for seven consecutive months. Nevertheless, it stays forward of the Bolt by over 800 items for the yr as an entire. Based mostly on our estimates, the Volt lands within the fifth-place place for October, (1,475) and stays within the fifth place for the yr to this point. Our analysis reveals that Chevrolet Bolt gross sales had been up significantly in October, at 2,zero75, trailing solely to the Mannequin three. It additionally retains its sixth place place for 2018 as an entire.
The Honda Readability PHEV and Nissan LEAF had been the one different automobiles to promote over 1,000 copies in September, securing the vehicles within the fourth and seventh positions on our gross sales chart for the month and No. 7 and eight on the yr, respectively. LEAF gross sales dropped from final month, totaling 1,234 for October 2018. The Readability makes a powerful exhibiting as soon as once more, with an estimated 1,935 Plug-in Hybrids delivered within the U.S. final month.
We’ll shut out the month with the same old ultimate information factors and one other have a look at our accomplished gross sales chart.
Different Statistical Factors of Curiosity from October 2018
High Producers Of Plug-In Automobiles:
- Tesla* – 20,325
- Normal Motors* – three,512
- Toyota – 2,001
- Honda – 1.935
- BMW Group – 1,836
- Nissan – 1,234
Pure Electrical Automobile Market Share vs PHEV In September*
- BEV – 24,598
- PHEV – 9,496
*Based mostly 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 achieve 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||78,132|
|Toyota Prius Prime||1496||2050||2922||2626||2924||2237||1984||2071||2213||20,523|
|Tesla Mannequin S*||800||1125||3375||1250||1520||2750||1200||2625||3750||18,395|
|Tesla Mannequin X*||700||975||2825||1025||1450||2550||1325||2750||3975||17,575|
|Chevrolet Bolt EV*||1177||1424||1774||1275||1125||1083||1175||1225||1549||11,807|
|Honda Readability PHEV*||594||881||1061||1049||1639||1445||1440||1495||2028||11,632|
|Ford Fusion Energi||640||794||782||742||740||604||522||396||480||5,700|
|BMW i3 (BEV + REx)||382||623||992||503||424||580||464||418||461||four,847|
|Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid**||375||450||480||425||650||710||450||654||637||four,831|
|BMWX5 xDrive 40e*||261||596||627||563||499||321||431||264||225||three,787|
|Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV||300||323||373||273||297||390||350||366||378||three,zero50|
|Kia Niro PHEV*||155||246||227||120||218||281||225||346||313||2,131|
|Audi A3 Sportback e-tron*||145||199||214||189||267||238||220||240||230||1,942|
|Volvo XC60 PHEV*||109||155||167||141||214||226||185||210||215||1,622|
|Porsche Panamera E-Hybrid*||1||2||49||336||275||168||195||200||210||1,436|
|Mini Countryman SE PHEV*||127||100||74||106||163||211||210||128||140||1,259|
|Hyundai IONIQ PHEV*||22||178||218||180||217||143||180||43||11||1,192|
|Volvo XC90 T8 PHEV*||99||106||93||90||126||133||115||125||120||1,007|
|Kia Soul EV*||115||163||157||152||133||57||130||33||18||958|
|Porsche Cayenne S-E*||113||121||197||265||59||12||15||45||60||887|
|Honda Readability BEV*||203||104||48||52||37||126||120||75||122||887|
|Kia Optima PHEV*||86||103||156||142||98||83||90||39||17||814|
|Mercedes GLE 550e*||44||70||181||93||83||75||85||90||42||763|
|Ford C-Max Energi||234||142||105||57||18||6||four||four||12||582|
|Ford Focus Electrical||70||73||137||83||88||50||46||7||four||558|
|Hyundai Sonata PHEV*||52||54||78||38||67||62||60||20||15||446|
|Mercedes GLC 350e*||5||57||59||64||66||60||65||27||403|
|Volvo S90 T8 PHEV*||27||29||52||29||30||35||30||40||45||317|
|Hyundai IONIQ EV*||49||three||60||7||32||47||35||21||12||266|
|Cadillac CT6 PHEV*||6||24||17||42||30||18||26||23||11||197|
|2018 U.S. Gross sales Totals||12,zero49||16,845||26,373||19,556||24,310||25,zero19||29,514||36,380||44,589||234,635|
|2017 U.S. Gross sales Totals||11,004||12,375||18,542||13,367||16,596||17,zero46||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||1,zero67,104|
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 (Based mostly on State/Rebate Information and different reviews). BEV fashions are designated with the icon.