November 2018

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November was a report month with over 14,000 gross sales

Sometimes, we’ve been requested about separate gross sales studies for plug-in hybrid and all-electric vehicles and final month supplied us with an ideal alternative to look into PHEVs extra deeply as greater than 14,000 had been bought.

The cut up between PHEVs and BEVs requires some assumptions, as a result of car classification just isn’t digital or we don’t have all the info. On this report we assume so as to add all plug-ins with out inside combustion engine to BEVs, and all with inside combustion engine (in any configuration) to PHEVs. As a result of the BMW i3 is available in two variations (with or with out ICE – REx) and we don’t know precise numbers we assumed 50% for BEVs and 50% for PHEVs. We consider that i3 gross sales had been no less than round 50/50 within the first few years, and most not too long ago longer-range BEV i3 takes most likely two-thirds of gross sales. A few of the outcomes for the opposite fashions are additionally estimated – see our month-to-month plug-in gross sales scorecard for information.

There are about 34 mainstream plug-in hybrid passenger vehicles in the marketplace as of 2018 (some fashions are all-new, whereas others are being withdrawn). As a result of the plug-in market expands, and there are extra fashions, you may see kind of regular progress over the previous eight years.

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We estimate that November 2018 was an all-time report by an enormous margin – as much as round 14,400. Then again, PHEV share in total quantity of plug-in vehicles is reducing as a result of progress on the BEV aspect is greater (see separate report for BEVs coming quickly). The instances the place the Chevrolet Volt dominated a desk of only a few fashions (over 80-90% share) are lengthy gone.

U.S. PHEV Automobile Gross sales – November 2018

Through the first 11 months of this 12 months, greater than 113,000 plug-in hybrid vehicles had been bought the in U.S., which is the very best 12 months ever (up 33% year-over-year). The entire quantity since 2010 is virtually 490,000 (45% of whole 1.078 million). The share amongst all plug-ins for the 11 months decreased to 36%.

The perfect promoting plug-in hybrids since 2010 are:

  • Chevrolet Volt – 152,486 (31% of all PHEVs)
  • Toyota Prius Prime (aka Prius Plug-In) – 88,117 (18% of all PHEVs)
  • Ford Fusion Energi – 60,243 (12% of all PHEVs)

These three account for nearly two-thirds of all PHEVs gross sales within the U.S. up to now. The Volt additionally not too long ago set its new all-time report of three,930 in November. It’s additionally the best month-to-month results of any PHEV, which is sort of unhappy when you recognize that manufacturing of Volt will finish early 2019.

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With out the Volt, the market of PHEVs shall be affected and we’re not positive whether or not different fashions will be capable to improve sufficient to compensate for the Volt’s loss and supply progress of the phase in 2019.

Be happy to inform us in feedback what your views are for plug-in hybrids.


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