U.S. Plug-in Electric Vehicle Sales by Model

2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Audi A3 Plug In 4280 2877
BMW Active E 965
BMW i3 6092 11004 7625 6276
BMW i8 555 2265 1594 488
BMW X5 774 5995 5349
BMW 3 Series Plug In 54 851 4141
BMW 5 Series Plug In 3759
BMW 7 Series Plug In 23 707
Cadillac CT6 205
Cadillac ELR 6 1310 1024 534 17
Chevrolet Bolt 579 23297
Chevrolet Spark 560 1145 2629 3035 23
Chevrolet Volt 7671 23461 23094 18805 15393 24739 20349
Chrysler Pacifica 2764
Fiat 500E 260 1503 3477 3737 3336
Ford C-MAX Energi 2374 7154 8433 7591 7957 8140
Ford Focus EV 683 1738 1964 1582 901 1817
Ford Fusion Energi 6089 11550 9750 15938 9632
Honda Accord 526 449 63
Honda Clarity BEV 1111
Honda Clarity Plug-in 898
Honda Fit EV 93 569 407 2
Hyundai Sonata Plug-in 3000 2254
Hyundai Ioniq EV 427
Kia Optima Plug-in 1542
Kia Soul EV 250 1015 1728 2157
Mercedes B-Class Electric 774 1906 632 744
Mercedes C350We Plug-in Hybrid 171 810
Mercedes GLE 550e Hybrid 212 430
Mercedes S550 Plug In 118 550 583
Mini Cooper Countryman Plug In 475
Mitsubishi i-MiEV 76 588 1029 196 115 94 6
Nissan LEAF 9674 9819 22610 30200 17269 14006 11230
Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid 112 1163 2111 1574
Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid 51 879 407 393 18
Smart ED 310 2
Smart for Two EV 137 923 2594 1387 657 543
Tesla Model 3 1770
Tesla Model S 2171 19000 16750 26200 30200 26500
Tesla Model X 208 19600 21700
Toyota Prius Prime 12749 12088 13264 4191 2474 20936
Toyota RAV4 EV 192 1005 1184 18
Volvo S90 Plug In 112
Volvo XC60 518
Volvo XC90 86 2015 2196
VW e-Golf 357 4232 3937 3534
Sales of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) grew rapidly from 2011 to 2017 with a record high in 2017. Technology improvements, cost reduction, increasing model choice, maturing charging infrastructure, and economic recovery have continued to influence and support increased sales. The Chevrolet Volt has been available on the market the longest, and still has the largest overall sales, despite there now being more than 40 vehicles available in the market. In 2017, the Tesla Model S was the best-selling plug-in electric vehicle, followed by the Chevrolet Bolt and the Tesla Model X.

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