2018 July US Plug-In Electric Car Sales Charted: Market Share Exceeds 2%

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July 2018 will be in the record books forever.

It’s the first month of plug-in electric car sales above 2% market share in the U.S.

The record share of over 2.1% was achieved thanks to record sales of 29,514 plug-in cars, which is roughly 90% more than a year ago. At the same time the overall car market decreased by 3.7%.

U.S. Plug-In Car Sales – July 2018

Here is a quick look at the market share progress:

U.S. Plug-In Car Sales – July 2018

During the first seven months of 2018, plug-in car sales amounted to around 153,666 (up 47%) atan average market share of over 1.5%.

U.S. Plug-In Car Sales – July 2018

In July, cumulative sales exceed 918,000 and now moves towards first million.

U.S. Plug-In Car Sales – July 2018

So far this year there is no competitor for the Tesla Model 3, which enabled Tesla to grow by some 440% year-over-year.

Surprisingly, the Toyota Prius Prime keeps the strong second place as the only non-Tesla in the first four places.

U.S. Plug-In Car Sales – July 2018

The tremendous impact of Tesla Model 3 on the market is probably best shown here – never before any plug-in models was growing so quick.

U.S. Plug-In Car Sales – July 2018

Finally, the hero of the month and of the year, Tesla Model 3.

Tesla Model 3 sales in U.S. – July 2018

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