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How Model 3 Helps Tesla To Take The Sales Lead from Chevy Volt

US EV plugin sales by brand 2012-2019

Two Tesla enthusiasts separately have used the InsideEVs EV sales scorecard and made this video visualization of US Plugin EV sales by brand since 2012 to the present times.

The video chart shows how Chevrolet has been the sure leader with its Volt for many years. For the most part Nissan Leaf and Toyota Prius Plugin are the 2nd and 3rd leaders in US Plugin sales by brand. However, you can see from the chart, that since 2012 Tesla Model S is slowly gathering pace and passing Mitsubishi iMiEV and Ford Plugin. Then Tesla passes them and takes the 4th place in US Plugin EV sales by brand.

Yet, Chevy Volt is still the leader for a long time. Then, all of the sudden Tesla Model 3 appears in March 2016 and quickly becomes the leader in the chart.

As a result, by April 2019 Tesla Model 3 leads the US Plugin Electric Car Sales with 174,021 vehicles, followed by Model S with 148,342 EVs and then Chevy Volt with 147,072 plug-in hybrid vehicles.

Special thanks to @StatisticsRace and @Masegoslin for helping to prepare this video report and sharing it with Torque News readers. Please, subscribe to our Torque News Youtube Channel for daily interesting videos about cars and electric vehicles.

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Lowell (not verified)    May 28, 2019 - 6:23AM

I Think my 2017 Chevy Volt is a great car. 38k trouble free miles, recently went 5 months & burned only 3.2 gals in over 5,000 miles, no range anxiety, pure EV 28 days a month. Performs like a 300 hp ICE vehicle, handles great w low CG, magic carpet silent ride on a good surface. I live a mile down a gravel road, not a squeak or rattle. Wish it had a nicer power driver's seat and adjustable shoulder belt anchor. I Intend to keep it for 10 years.