Monday morning found me stumbling across an article written by Zachary Shahan of cleantechnica.com, more of a comparative recap of electric (BEV, plug-in hybrid) car sales in the United States for the month of October.
Looking to the integrated sales graph, we learn of the growing trend in electric car sales. The popularity of auto electrification is gaining ground in U.S. despite an overabundance of plentiful, cheap gasoline, and attractive factory purchase incentives available on most internal combustion powered cars and light trucks.
While stand alone battery electric car sales numbers remain relatively small, the handwriting is on the wall as consumers opt to electric. At the top of that trend sits the Korean designed Chevy Bolt EV, outselling all plug-in hybrid, battery electric car offerings, (mild gasoline hybrid excluded) for the month of October.
Chevy Bolt kicks Tesla S and Nissan Leaf to the curb in October
I get it! I drove Chevy Bolt in San Francisco last Spring and was impressed by the instant-on torque, descent drive dynamic, and handling prowess that’s Chevy’s compact 4-place hatchback. Chevrolet in effect normalizes the electric car driving experience, while eliminating charge anxiety. Chevy Bolt lives large, looks cool, and is comfortable to drive -- and then there’s the attractive price point.
Cars like Chevy Bolt will take the lead in BEV (battery electric vehicle) car sales due to availability, expansive dealership infrastructure, and attractive price point, long-term warranty packaging. But, as with this car, injecting historically correct car “normal” into EV is key to mainstreaming electric-Chevy Bolt nails it! You’ll find more information on Chevy Bolt here.
*US Electric Car Sales (Oct 2017 vs Oct 2016)
For more monthly EV sales charts and reports, check out: http://evobsession.com/electric-car-sales/
Oct 2017 Oct 2016Y TD 2017Y TD 2016
Audi A3 e-tron
Tesla Model S
Tesla Model X
Toyota Prius Prime
Ford Fusion Energi
Ford C-Max Energi
Tesla Model 3
Ford Focus Electric
Audi A3 e-tron
Tesla sales are estimates. Source: EV Obsession & CleanTechnica. Get the data Created with Datawrapper
Photo Attributions Parks McCants 2017