January 2017 Dashboard

The HybridCars.com monthly sales Dashboard is a collaboration of HybridCars.com and Baum & Associates, a Michigan-based market research firm focusing on automotive issues including the hybrid and electric vehicle market.

Overall sales for January were down slightly from a year ago. Naturally, January sales were far below December since sales in January are generally low as automakers seek to meet annual sales goals in December. The same is true for hybrid and electric vehicles as the weather does not favor these vehicles and those trying to cash in on tax breaks (plug-ins and electrics) often try to close the sale by the end of the year. Plug-ins and all-electric vehicles were way up from a year ago on the strength of new products, while hybrids were up somewhat down with diesels.

Sales for all-electric vehicles were up from January of last year based upon strong sales of the Chevy Bolt (which was unavailable a year ago), and sales of the Tesla Model X. Although the Model X sold relatively poorly, it was still in ramp up a year ago. Model S sales were down dramatically from last December and down somewhat from a year-ago. (Sales of these two Tesla models are estimated.) Based on the strength of new products, the share of total production for full electrics is up significantly from last January although of course down from December.

Plug-in hybrids actually had a very good month as compared to January 2016 as the segment leader (Volt) sold over 1,600 copies. While this was well below December, it was 62-percent over January 2016. The Prius Prime was available for the third month and was responsible for much of the growth in the category. The Kia Optima plug in launched in January with 40 copies. A number of other products are available this January that were not available a year ago. As a share of total sales, plug-in sales were somewhat below the last several months, but still at a reasonably high level.

SEE ALSO: December 2016 Dashboard

Hybrids had a month consistent with recent months with respect to category share. The Prius Liftback had a very poor month and was not the leader in the category as it usually is. The Ford Fusion hybrid jumped to the top which as we have noted has been updated recently. Of course, the RAV4 continues to do well and the Accord Hybrid (not available a year ago) are both significant contributors. While sales were obviously down from December, the drop in hybrid sales was in line with the drop in total sales.

In the diesel category, the Ram Pickup is the normal pacesetter. But, the EPA has made public a complaint against Fiat-Chrysler regarding “auxiliary emission control devices” on the product. While FCA states that these devices do not represent “defeat devices” and do not affect fuel economy, the law says these devices must be disclosed to the EPA. As a result, model year 2017 Rams have not been certified for sale and our volumes this month are down dramatically (note these volumes are estimated because FCA does not report actual sales) since only 2016 models have been released for sale – although they are subject to the EPA complaint as well. Going forward, we will be restating sales for the end of 2016 (which are not part of the display yet since our data is on a year-to-date basis). With the VW, Audi, and Porsche diesel products still out of the market – potentially never to return – sales in the segment are down from January a year ago and down from December 2016. The Ford Transit diesel is now over half the segment. Jaguar Land Rover is actually the second largest brand based upon the availability of five products.

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January 2017 Hybrid Car Sales Numbers

Hybrids sold in the U.S. (January 2017): 22,584
Hybrid Take-Rate: 1.98%

U.S. Hybrid sales for January 2017

MfrModel 1-17 Sales vs. 12-16 vs. 1-16 CY 2017 CY 17 vs 16 CY 2016 Current Month US Share
FordFusion Hybrid 4,856 35.8%253.7% 4,856 253.7% 1,373 21.50%
ToyotaPrius Liftback 4,553 -41.5%-28.1% 4,553 -28.1% 6,333 20.16%
ToyotaRAV4 2,898 -39.3%46.9% 2,898 46.9% 1,973 12.83%
HondaAccord Hybrid 1,711 -45.2%2309.9% 1,711 2309.9% 71 7.58%
ToyotaCamry Hybrid 1,238 -43.2%-1.4% 1,238 -1.4% 1,256 5.48%
ToyotaPrius C 1,143 -30.5%-35.2% 1,143 -35.2% 1,763 5.06%
HyundaiSonata 1,113 -19.0%15.5% 1,113 15.5% 964 4.93%
ToyotaPrius V 767 -44.1%-36.3% 767 -36.3% 1,205 3.40%
ToyotaHighlander Hybrid 571 -43.9%52.3% 571 52.3% 375 2.53%
FordC-Max Hybrid 473 -47.2%-25.7% 473 -25.7% 637 2.09%
LincolnMKZ 467 -30.0%-4.9% 467 -4.9% 491 2.07%
ToyotaAvalon Hybrid 448 -56.3%-23.2% 448 -23.2% 583 1.98%
LexusRX 400 / 450 h 443 -55.0%-43.9% 443 -43.9% 790 1.96%
LexusCT200h 393 -59.4%-36.8% 393 -36.8% 622 1.74%
ChevroletMalibu Hybrid 339 -57.1%N/A 339 N/A - 1.50%
KiaOptima Hybrid 279 -29.7%-40.5% 279 -40.5% 469 1.24%
LexusES Hybrid 242 -67.0%-61.1% 242 -61.1% 622 1.07%
LexusNX Hybrid 179 -50.6%-26.9% 179 -26.9% 245 0.79%
InfinitiQ50 Hybrid 128 -44.8%-26.9% 128 -26.9% 175 0.57%
HondaCR-Z 89 -44.4%-53.6% 89 -53.6% 192 0.39%
NissanPathfinder Hybrid 73 -22.3%12.3% 73 12.3% 65 0.32%
AcuraNSX Hybrid 50 -26.5%N/A 50 N/A - 0.22%
InfinitiQX60 Hybrid 44 -55.6%-63.0% 44 -63.0% 119 0.19%
BuickLacrosse Hybrid 18 -30.8%-84.7% 18 -84.7% 118 0.08%
HondaCivic Hybrid 16 33.3%-90.1% 16 -90.1% 161 0.07%
SubaruXV Crosstrek Hybrid 13 -48.0%-95.0% 13 -95.0% 261 0.06%
VolkswagenJetta Hybrid 13 -76.8%-71.7% 13 -71.7% 46 0.06%
AcuraRLX Hybrid 11 -64.5%-38.9% 11 -38.9% 18 0.05%
LexusGS 450h 6 0.0%20.0% 6 20.0% 5 0.03%
InfinitiQ70 Hybrid 5 -58.3%-50.0% 5 -50.0% 10 0.02%
BuickRegal Hybrid 3 200.0%0.0% 3 0.0% 3 0.01%
HondaInsight 1 0.0%-94.7% 1 -94.7% 19 0.00%
MercedesE400H 1 N/A0.0% 1 0.0% 1 0.00%
AcuraILX Hybrid - N/AN/A - N/A - 0.00%
AudiQ5 Hybrid - N/A-100.0% - -100.0% 3 0.00%
BMW ActiveHybrid 3 (335ih) - N/AN/A - N/A - 0.00%
BMW ActiveHybrid 5 (535ih) - N/A-100.0% - -100.0% 1 0.00%
BMW 7-Series ActiveHybrid - N/A-100.0% - -100.0% 1 0.00%
Cadillac Escalade Hybrid - N/AN/A - N/A - 0.00%
ChevroletImpala Hybrid - N/A-100.0% - -100.0% 12 0.00%
ChevroletSilverado Hybrid - N/AN/A - N/A - 0.00%
ChevroletTahoe Hybrid - N/AN/A - N/A - 0.00%
GMC Yukon Hybrid - N/AN/A - N/A - 0.00%
GMC Sierra Hybrid - N/AN/A - N/A - 0.00%
LexusHS 250h - N/AN/A - N/A - 0.00%
LexusLS 600h - -100.0%-100.0% - -100.0% 3 0.00%
MercedesS400HV Hybrid - N/AN/A - N/A - 0.00%
Mercedes ML450H - N/AN/A - N/A - 0.00%
NissanAltima Hybrid - N/AN/A - N/A - 0.00%
PorscheCayenne Hybrid - N/AN/A - N/A - 0.00%
PorschePanamera S Hybrid - N/AN/A - N/A - 0.00%
VolkswagenTouareg Hybrid - N/AN/A - N/A - 0.00%
Total Hybrid 22,584 -34.5%7.6% 22,584 7.6% 20,985 100.00%
Total Auto Sales 1,137,782 -32.3%-1.7% 1,137,782 -1.7% 1,157,424
Overall Hybrid Take Rate1.98%1.98%1.81%

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January 2017 Plug-in Hybrid Car Sales Numbers

Plug-in Hybrids sold in the U.S. (January 2017): 5,687
Plug-in Hybrid Take-Rate: 0.50%

U.S. Plug-in Hybrid sales for January 2017

MfgrModel 1-17 Sales vs. 12-16 vs. 1-16 CY 2017 CY 17 vs 16 CY 2016 Current Month U.S. Share
ChevroletVolt 1,611 -56.4%61.7% 1,611 61.7% 996 28.33%
ToyotaPrius Prime 1,366 -16.8%13560.0% 1,366 13560.0% 10 24.02%
FordFusion Energi 606 -44.9%4.3% 606 4.3% 581 10.66%
FordC-Max Energi 473 -63.3%35.1% 473 35.1% 350 8.32%
AudiA3 Plug In 387 -34.3%18.3% 387 18.3% 327 6.80%
BMWX5 262 -54.0%44.8% 262 44.8% 181 4.61%
MercedesC350We Plug-in Hybrid 210 22.8%N/A 210 N/A - 3.69%
PorscheCayenne S E-Hybrid 177 16.4%21.2% 177 21.2% 146 3.11%
HyundaiSonata Plug In* 150 -40.0%-14.3% 150 -14.3% 175 2.64%
BMW3-Series Plug in 129 -46.3%N/A 129 N/A - 2.27%
VolvoXC90 Plug In 96 -52.9%-57.5% 96 -57.5% 226 1.69%
MercedesS550 Plug In 55 -22.5%189.5% 55 189.5% 19 0.97%
MercedesGLE 550e Hybrid 52 -37.3%N/A 52 N/A - 0.91%
BMWi8 50 -62.4%56.3% 50 56.3% 32 0.88%
KiaOptima Plug In 40 N/AN/A 40 N/A - 0.70%
BMW7-Series Plug in 18 -21.7%N/A 18 N/A - 0.32%
CadillacELR 3 0.0%-95.5% 3 -95.5% 67 0.05%
PorschePanamera S E-Hybrid 2 -33.3%-92.6% 2 -92.6% 27 0.04%
HondaAccord Plug In - N/AN/A - N/A - 0.00%
Total PHEV 5,687 -44.3%81.3% 5,687 81.3% 3,137
Total Auto Sales 1,137,782 -32.3%-1.7% 1,137,782 -1.7% 1,157,424
Overall PHEV Rate0.50%0.50%0.27%
* Estimated

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January 2017 Battery Electric Car Sales Numbers

Battery Electrics sold in the U.S. (January 2017): 5,398
Battery Electric Take-Rate: 0.47%

U.S. Battery Electric sales for January 2017

MfgrModel 1-17 Sales vs. 12-16 vs. 1-16 CY 2017 CY 17 vs 16 CY 2016 Current Month U.S. Share
TeslaModel S* 1,200 -77.4%-7.7% 1,200 -7.7% 1,300 22.23%
ChevroletBolt 1,162 100.7%N/A 1,162 N/A - 21.53%
TeslaModel X* 1,000 -69.7%150.0% 1,000 150.0% 400 18.53%
NissanLeaf 772 -59.3%2.3% 772 2.3% 755 14.30%
BMWi3** 382 -51.7%109.9% 382 109.9% 182 7.08%
VWe-Golf 332 -25.1%1.2% 332 1.2% 328 6.15%
Fiat500e* 305 -13.6%1.0% 305 1.0% 302 5.65%
KiaSoul EV 117 -40.6%44.4% 117 44.4% 81 2.17%
FordFocus EV 56 -44.6%-15.2% 56 -15.2% 66 1.04%
MercedesB-Class Eledtric 53 -1.9%-8.6% 53 -8.6% 58 0.98%
SmartforTwo EV 15 -62.5%-68.8% 15 -68.8% 48 0.28%
ChevroletSpark 4 -76.5%-97.1% 4 -97.1% 139 0.07%
HondaFit EV - N/AN/A - N/A - 0.00%
Mitsubishii - -100.0%-100.0% - -100.0% 2 0.00%
ToyotaRAV4 EV - N/AN/A - N/A - 0.00%
Total BEV 5,398 -58.7%47.4% 5,398 47.4% 3,661
Total Auto Sales 1,137,782 -32.3%-1.7% 1,137,782 -1.7% 1,157,424
Overall BEV Take Rate0.47%0.47%0.32%
* Estimated
** Breakdown between BEV and PHEV is not available.

January 2017 Compressed Natural Gas Car Sales Numbers

Compressed Natural Gass sold in the U.S. (January 2017): 0
Compressed Natural Gas Take-Rate: 0.00%

U.S. Compressed Natural Gas sales for January 2017

MfgrModel 1-17 Sales vs. 12-16 vs. 1-16 CY 2017 CY 17 vs 16 CY 2016 Current Month US Share
HondaCivic - N/A-100.0% - -100.0% 1 N/A
Total CNG - -100.0% - -100.0% 1
Total Auto Sales 1,137,782 -32.3%-1.7% 1,137,782 -1.7% 1,157,424
Overall CNGTake Rate0.00%0.00%0.00%

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January 2017 Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Car Sales Numbers

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles sold in the U.S. (January 2017): 127
Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Take-Rate: 0.01%

U.S. Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle sales for January 2017

MfgrModel 1-17 Sales vs. 12-16 vs. 1-16 CY 2017 CY 17 vs 16 CY 2016 Current Month US Share
ToyotaMirai 83 -28.4%219.2% 83 219.2% 26 65.35%
HondaClarity 42 525.0%N/A 42 N/A - 33.07%
HyundaiTucson 2 200.0%N/A 2 N/A - 1.57%
Total Fuel Cell 127 -98.4%388.5% 127 388.5% 26
Total Auto Sales 1,137,782 -32.3%-1.7% 1,137,782 -1.7% 1,157,424
Overall Fuel Cell Take Rate0.01%0.01%0.00%

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January 2017 Diesel Car Sales Numbers

Diesels sold in the U.S. (January 2017): 5,273
Diesel Take-Rate: 0.46

U.S. Diesel sales for January 2017

MfgrModel 1-17 Sales vs. 12-16 vs. 1-16 CY 2017 CY 17 vs 16 CY 2016 Current Month US Share
FordTransit Diesel* 2,720 -40.5%-19.3% 2,720 -19.3% 3,371 51.58%
ChevroletColorado Diesel 490 -46.1%353.7% 490 353.7% 108 9.29%
JeepGrand Cherokee Diesel 346 -25.6%31.6% 346 31.6% 263 6.56%
Land RoverRange Rover Sport 338 -8.4%24.3% 338 24.3% 272 6.41%
JaguarF-Pace 321 -31.3%N/A 321 N/A - 6.09%
RamRam Pickup Diesel* 300 -94.5%-90.6% 300 -90.6% 3,184 5.69%
Land RoverRange Rover 239 24.5%-34.7% 239 -34.7% 366 4.53%
GMCCanyon Diesel 229 -54.2%358.0% 229 358.0% 50 4.34%
BMW 3-Series Diesel 91 -40.5%31.9% 91 31.9% 69 1.73%
JaguarXE 53 -54.7%N/A 53 N/A - 1.01%
RamPromaster Van Diesel 34 -27.7%61.9% 34 61.9% 21 0.64%
JaguarXF 27 -50.9%N/A 27 N/A - 0.51%
BMW X5 Diesel 26 85.7%4.0% 26 4.0% 25 0.49%
BMW 5-Series Diesel 23 -11.5%-54.9% 23 -54.9% 51 0.44%
BMW X3 Diesel 16 433.3%-73.3% 16 -73.3% 60 0.30%
MercedesGL-Class Diesel 8 0.0%-94.6% 8 -94.6% 149 0.15%
MercedesGLE-Class Diesel 6 -40.0%-94.9% 6 -94.9% 117 0.11%
MercedesE-Class Diesel 4 33.3%-92.3% 4 -92.3% 52 0.08%
ChevroletCruze Diesel 1 -50.0%-97.6% 1 -97.6% 41 0.02%
MercedesML Class Diesel 1 N/A-80.0% 1 -80.0% 5 0.02%
AudiQ7 Diesel - N/AN/A - N/A - 0.00%
AudiQ5 Diesel - N/AN/A - N/A - 0.00%
AudiA3 Diesel - N/AN/A - N/A - 0.00%
AudiA6 Diesel - N/AN/A - N/A - 0.00%
AudiA7 Diesel - N/AN/A - N/A - 0.00%
AudiA8 Diesel - N/AN/A - N/A - 0.00%
BMW 7-Series Diesel - N/A-100.0% - -100.0% 2 0.00%
MaseratiGhibli - N/AN/A - N/A - 0.00%
MercedesC-Class Diesel - N/AN/A - N/A - 0.00%
MercedesGLS-Class Diesel - N/AN/A - N/A - 0.00%
MercedesGLK Class Diesel - N/A-100.0% - -100.0% 11 0.00%
MercedesR-Class Diesel - N/AN/A - N/A - 0.00%
MercedesS-Class Diesel - N/AN/A - N/A - 0.00%
Porsche Cayenne Diesel - N/A-100.0% - -100.0% 18 0.00%
VolkswagenBeetle Diesel - N/AN/A - N/A - 0.00%
VolkswagenGolf Diesel - N/AN/A - N/A - 0.00%
VolkswagenGolf Sportwagon Diesel - N/AN/A - N/A - 0.00%
VolkswagenJetta Diesel - N/AN/A - N/A - 0.00%
VolkswagenPassat Diesel - -100.0%N/A - N/A - 0.00%
VolkswagenTouareg Diesel - N/AN/A - N/A - 0.00%
Total Diesel 5,273 -60.6%-36.0% 5,273 -36.0% 8,235 100.00%
Total Auto Sales 1,137,782 -32.3%-1.7% 1,137,782 -1.7% 1,157,424
Overall Diesel Take Rate0.46%0.46%0.71%
* Estimated


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