US Plug-in Vehicle Sales by Company

CMaxEnergiChargePortNissanJ17721Plug-in vehicles are rather rare throughout the world.  InsideEVs tracks U.S. sales and a blog tracks worldwide sales.  It’s interesting that in the U.S., Ford often is often only second to Tesla for plug-in vehicle sales.  The pie chart below shows the sales for the year-to-date U.S. through September 2015.

With a worldwide perspective, Ford doesn’t sell many plug-in vehicles outside the U.S.  Ford has dropped from 5th place to 8th place for worldwide plug-in vehicle sales this year over last.  BYD and Mitsubishi are selling significant numbers of plug-in vehicles outside the U.S. where they are both virtually unknown in the U.S.  After discovering that Mitsubishi may finally ship their popular Outlander PHEV in the U.S. in 2016, I recently visited a Mitsubishi dealer in southern California.  The salesman and sales manager said they didn’t even know Mitsubishi had a plug-in Outlander let alone that it might be available in the U.S. next year, and this is in California, the EV capitol of the U.S.

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