Plug-in electric car sales in the US are approaching 350,000 units. At the end of June the number was over 345,000. Year 2015 is the worst ever in terms of growth. In June, the sales drop hit a record high of 16% over 2014. The overall market shrank by over 3% in the first half of the year. New models on the market and a rush of Tesla Model Ssales (up over 50%) didn’t make up for the drop of LEAF, Volt and Plug-In Prius.
The second half of the year has the potential to rebuild, but that all depends on the 2016 Volt rollout, Model X and and an improved offering from Nissan. As of today, average market share of electric cars is at about 0.64%.
There are over 20 pure electric or plug-in hybrid cars on the market.
Here are Top 10 models (in terms of total sales), since December 2010:
Some of the EVs, available from the beginning, have had a clear advantage in the above graphs over the newcomers. Let’s now check which models are selling the best so far this year: