We report the very best February ever for U.S. EV gross sales, but it surely was an in depth name.
Based mostly on automakers’ gross sales reviews and our estimates, we report a complete of 17,239 plug-in electrical automobiles had been offered within the U.S. in February, in comparison with final 12 months’s 16,845 and final month’s 17,040. The quantity could also be a bit increased since we’re nonetheless unable to safe gross sales knowledge for the brand new Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid (plug-in). Furthermore, remember the fact that we at the moment are considerably at nighttime concerning GM and Tesla estimates with the brand new 12 months and present conditions. Bear with us as we work arduous to get extra info.
As anticipated, the 12 months is off to a sluggish begin for EV gross sales. If it wasn’t for large year-over-year Tesla Mannequin three gross sales progress and the Honda Readability Plug-In Hybrid and Tesla Mannequin X dialing up deliveries in comparison with final 12 months, we is probably not reporting a rise. Because the 12 months strikes on, we count on gross sales outcomes to ramp up considerably.
We do know that Tesla is focusing all Mannequin three manufacturing for abroad markets, so wholesome U.S. supply numbers this February (5,750) are spectacular as soon as once more in comparison with final 12 months’s 2,485. Because the scenario ranges out, we must always see U.S. Mannequin three deliveries rise. Very similar to the Mannequin S and Mannequin X, Tesla will focus Mannequin three manufacturing efforts extra on the U.S. market because the quarter wears on.
As well as, Tesla introduced the launch of its $35,000 Commonplace Mannequin three final week, which is able to solely be offered within the U.S. initially. With its two- to four-week supply estimates, we might even see a lot of these automobiles in homeowners’ fingers by the top of the quarter. Nevertheless, we really feel that the primary quarter will stay considerably low, because it’s an enormous job to shift deliveries to overseas markets and start U.S. manufacturing of a brand new variant. Nonetheless, compared to Q1 of 2018, Tesla’s gross sales progress is monumental already.
The automaker offered a whopping eight,325 EVs in January 2019 based mostly on our estimates. Final January, that quantity got here in at simply three,375. To place it in perspective, Tesla gross sales in January 2019 accounted for practically half of all plug in gross sales (17,040) within the U.S.
The development continues in February 2019, with 7,650 Teslas delivered, in comparison with final February’s four,585. Based mostly on our analysis, up to now, Tesla’s Q1 U.S. deliveries are forward of final 12 months by a formidable eight,690 models. As soon as once more, the automaker’s U.S. gross sales make up near half of all plug in gross sales on our shores.
Irrespective of the way you have a look at it, naysayers may have a really tough time spinning the above info. Tesla continues to make unbelievable strides with regards to U.S. EV gross sales. As anybody can clearly see, month-over-month gross sales will not be a metric that paints the true image. That is exactly the explanation all different automakers report year-over-year positive aspects or losses, along with why a number of automakers are shifting to quarterly gross sales reviews.
Honda made notable strides in 2018 with its Readability Plug-In Hybrid. It outsold its primary rival — the Toyota Prius Prime — in October and December. January introduced one other win for the Readability PHEV, and now it seems February proves the identical. Honda offered 1,213 Readability Plug-In Hybrids in January. Sadly, Toyota has determined to cease reporting Pruis mannequin splits, so we solely have an estimate of Primes delivered. Based on our analysis, Toyota offered 1,205 Primes within the U.S. in February.
The Chevrolet Bolt EV was the one different plug-in mannequin to eclipse the 1,000-mark final month, with a good (estimated) 1,225 deliveries. Sadly, many different fashions are down even additional than anticipated.
With that being stated, which month this 12 months would be the first to hitch our high 5 listing? Tell us your guess within the remark part.
High Months for U.S. EV Gross sales to Date (estimated):
- December 2018 – 49,900
- September 2018 – 44,544
- November 2018 – 42,588
- August 2018 – 36,347
- October 2018 – 34,zero74
We’ll shut out the month with the standard remaining knowledge factors and one other have a look at our accomplished gross sales chart.
Different Statistical Factors of Curiosity from February 2019
High Producers Of Plug-In Automobiles:
- Tesla* – 7,650
- Basic Motors* – 1,841
- Honda – 1,213
- Toyota* – 1,205
- BMW Group – 1,110
Pure Electrical Automobile Market Share vs PHEV In February*
- BEV – 10,229
- PHEV – 7,zero10
*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 Toyota Prius (Prime) and BMW i3 (BEV + REx) splits, and a number of automakers refusing to supply info associated to particular person EV gross sales.
|2019 U.S. EV SALES||JAN||FEB||MAR||APR||MAY||JUN||JUL||AUG||SEP||OCT||NOV||DEC||TOTAL|
|Tesla Mannequin three*||6500||5750||12,250|
|Honda Readability PHEV||1192||1213||2,405|
|Toyota Prius Prime*||1123||1205||2,328|
|Chevrolet Bolt EV*||925||1225||2,150|
|Tesla Mannequin X*||950||1100||2,zero50|
|Tesla Mannequin S*||875||800||1,675|
|Ford Fusion Energi||557||573||1,130|
|Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid**||436||589||1,zero25|
|Kia Niro PHEV*||279||505||784|
|BMW i3 (BEV + REx)||255||350||605|
|Audi A3 Sportback e-tron*||175||210||385|
|Porsche Panamera E-Hybrid*||150||160||310|
|Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV||133||157||290|
|Volvo XC90 T8 PHEV*||95||105||200|
|Volvo XC60 PHEV*||90||100||190|
|Mercedes GLE 550e*||92||95||187|
|Porsche Cayenne S-E*||65||95||160|
|Mercedes GLC 350e*||74||72||146|
|Honda Readability BEV||78||68||146|
|Hyundai IONIQ PHEV*||73||54||127|
|Mini Countryman SE PHEV*||50||63||113|
|BMWX5 xDrive 40e*||71||38||109|
|Volvo S90 T8 PHEV*||35||45||80|
|Hyundai Sonata PHEV*||four||71||75|
|Hyundai IONIQ EV*||34||32||66|
|Kia Optima PHEV*||30||11||41|
|Hyundai Kona Electrical*||zero||16||16|
|Cadillac CT6 PHEV*||eight||1||9|
|Kia Soul EV*||zero||1||1|
|Ford C-Max Energi||zero||zero||zero|
|Ford Focus Electrical||zero||zero||zero|
|2019 U.S. Gross sales Totals||17,040||17,239||zero||zero||zero||zero||zero||zero||zero||zero||zero||zero||34,279|
|2018 U.S. Gross sales Totals||12,009||16,845||26,443||19,623||24,307||25,zero29||29,598||36,347||44,544||34,zero74||42,588||49,900||361,307|
|2019 Worldwide Gross sales*|
|2018 Worldwide Gross sales*||82,000||81,000||141,000||128,450||159,346||160,894||144,975||175,362||206,500||214,800||237,553||286,367||2,018,247|
Above – 2019 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.