Chevrolet Volt Sales & Share of PHEV Sales: 2011-2020

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The Chevrolet Volt was the number one-selling EV overall in 2012 and 2013, and number two in 2011, 2014, 2016 and number three in 2015. And for the years 2011 through 2018 the Volt never ranked below the #6 best-selling EV in the US.

US BEV vs. PHEV Sales: 2011-Feb 2021

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From 2013 through 2017, US sales of BEVs versus PHEVs were neck and neck with PHEVs actually eking ahead of BEVs in 2016 by a bit more than 700 units. But then the EV world changed with deliveries of the Tesla Model 3 beginning in the US in July 2017, but really kicking into gear in 2018.

Tesla, GM, and VW Accounted for 43% of Global BEV Sales: Jan-April 2021

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Tesla has sold the most BEVs globally from January 1 through April 30, 2021, according to a new report from Morgan Stanley using data from EV-volumes.com. When combined with GM and Volkswagen, those three automakers accounted for 43% of global BEV sales for the first four months of 2021.

California EV Sales as a % of US EV Sales: 2010-2020

From 2014 through 2019, California EV sales accounted for roughly half or more of US EV sales – from a low of 49.6% in 2019 to a high of 57.3% in 2017. At 40.7%, 2020 saw California account for its second lowest share of US EV sales since 2011.

Ups and Downs of Regular Hybrid Sales in the US

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Hybrid sales then declined or remained relatively flat until they took another jump of 16.8% to nearly 401,000 in 2019. And then, even in a year of declining auto sales overall of -14% due to the pandemic, hybrid sales actually increased 15%. Hybrids are clearly back on the rise, driven by a strong push from Toyota and Honda and the huge success of the Toyota RAV4 hybrid.

EV Sales Share By State

In these new charts I show the sales share for the period of January 2019 through September 2020.

Average US Gas Prices + Houston and Los Angeles: 2011-2021

Gas prices are on the rise in the US in recent months, but using data from GasBuddy the average price of a gallon of gasoline is still within the range of average prices the last 6 or so years. And prices both nationally and in two extreme markets – Houston and Los Angeles – are well below […]

Jaguar to Go All Electric in 2025 – Recent Sales May Be A Reason

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) announced that its Jaguar brand will become an EV-only brand beginning in 2025. At least in the US, this is likely a survival strategy as the brand had its lowest market share in 2020 since 2015. With the luxury market from Lucid Motors to Audi, BMW, Cadillac and Mercedes-Benz going electric, Jaguar […]