Plug-in electric car sales in the US increased somewhat this month, as some new models appeared on the list (Audi e-tron and Kia Niro EV).
InsideEV's data shows 21,255 sales (confirmed or estimated), which are above a 8% increase compared to April 2018. Market shares have also improved from 1.45% years ago to 1.6% now.
Gains are not great, but it is difficult to go up when a single player (Tesla) doubles their sales, while many other manufacturers notice a significant decline.
Nearly 72% of total sales fall on electric cars.
US Plug-In Car Sales – April 2019
According to historical data, May may be similar to April.
Tesla Model 3, with an estimated 10,050 sale, remains the best-selling plug-in model in the US, but as you can see below, there are two simple months of growth is left. From July we will refer to really high sales volumes, while Model 3 will have only $ 1,875 federal tax credit.
The LOL chart did not disappoint and again shows the outstanding growth rate of Model 3, compared to other best-selling plug-ins.
A change was noted in the Top 10 chart for the year – the Toyota Prius Prime is now second, ahead of the Chevrolet Bolt EV, but generally all models are now so far behind the lonely leader they have to combine to be comparable.