October 2018 Plug-In EV Gross sales Slide Into High Three Of All Time

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):

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

  1. Tesla* – 20,325
  2. Normal Motors* – three,512
  3. Toyota – 2,001
  4. Honda – 1.935
  5. BMW Group – 1,836
  6. Nissan –  1,234

Pure Electrical Automobile Market Share vs PHEV In September*

  1. BEV – 24,598
  2. 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 Volt* 713 983 1782 1325 1675 1336 1475 1825 2129 13,243
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
Nissan LEAF  150 895 1500 1171 1576 1367 1149 1315 1563 10,686
Ford Fusion Energi 640 794 782 742 740 604 522 396 480 5,700
BMW 530e* 224 413 689 518 729 942 536 749 756 5,556
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
Fiat 500e**  210 235 285 215 250 225 220 75 94 1,809
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
BMW 330e* 101 142 202 166 150 138 106 192 195 1,392
Mercedes C350e* 29 172 208 158 166 176 165 170 82 1,326
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
good ED  84 90 103 80 110 126 103 108 98 902
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
Volkswagen e-Golf  178 198 164 128 76 32 18 32 14 840
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
BMW i8 32 39 47 57 64 45 72 67 55 478
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
BMW 740e* 18 23 31 60 17 16 40 18 25 248
Cadillac CT6 PHEV* 6 24 17 42 30 18 26 23 11 197
Mercedes B250e  40 49 33 7 three zero zero 1 zero 133
Mercedes S550e* 13 three 11 9 7 7 eight 10 eight 76
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.