July 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 July were down from a year ago and from June. Clearly, sales this year are down from a year ago and this trend is likely to continue with the overall decline for the year is currently at 3 percent. Each of the categories was down from June, but electrics and plug-ins were up from year-ago. Year-to-date, all categories were up except for diesels.

Sales for full electric vehicles were down from June and flat as compared to last July. Of course, year-to-date sales are up significantly based primarily on new entries. While the Model 3 hit the market in small numbers in July (30), sales of both the Model S and X were down due in part to the impact of the new Model 3 on the production line. Over the next several months, Model 3 production (and sales) will of course ramp up, but there will be some negative impact on the Model S and X.

Meanwhile, the Chevrolet Bolt had its best month ever in July, with just under 2,000 units sold. The vehicle will be available throughout the country in August, although supplies remain focused on the West Coast and the mid-Atlantic. We do not expect monthly sales to be far above 2,000 in the coming months. The Leaf had a poor month which will continue until the new model arrives early next year. Besides the introduction of the Model 3, the Honda Clarity battery electric vehicle (BEV) is also new this month. The Clarity name has been used for the fuel cell version, and will also appear as a plug-in at a later date.

SEE ALSO: June 2017 Dashboard

Plug-in hybrids were down from June , but up from last July and year-to-date. The Prius Prime and the Volt led the category, with the Ford C-Max and Fusion following. Volumes of the Pacifica have been released from a quality hold and as a result volumes have been erratic over the first several months of availability (they remain estimated as FCA has not released sales volumes). Unlike the full electric category where Tesla and GM dominate sales, plug-in sales are split among four automakers, namely Toyota, Ford, GM, and BMW. Sales of the Mercedes C-Class were up this month, presumably because of sales to fleet buyers.

Hybrid sales were down from June and last July, with the Prius Liftback still leading the category. That said, the vehicle remains well below previous years. The Toyota RAV4 had another good month, as did the Kia Niro which is moving towards the top of the category after a few months on the market. It of course benefits from its crossover body style, but its off road capabilities are limited (presumably this is not a problem to most buyers). The Fusion and C-Max hybrids had poor months, the former based on lower sales of the underlying model. Toyota enjoyed 60 percent hybrid market share in July, up from the just over 50 percent share it has had in previous months. Year-to-date, the biggest sources of growth come from the Kia Niro, Ford Fusion, Honda Accord, Toyota Highlander, and Hyundai Ioniq. However, these gains have been offset by declines in the Prius Liftback, Toyota Camry, Ford C-Max, Prius C, Hyundai Sonata, and Kia Optima.

The diesel segment had a terrible month based upon two factors: 1) Sales of the Ford Transit were extremely low (presumably due to a decline in sales to company fleets) and 2) Ram Pickup diesels remain off the market. However, EPA and FCA have come to an agreement on the diesel engine included in the Ram Pickup and sales are likely to resume in late August as modest production has begun. Sales of the Ford Transit should also increase going forward. Volumes for other models are rather modest with Volkswagen diesel sales down since the stock of available models that were certified for sale has been depleted.

July 2017 Hybrid Car Sales Numbers

Hybrids sold in the U.S. (July 2017): 29,056
Hybrid Take-Rate: 2.06%

U.S. Hybrid sales for July 2017

MfrModel 7-17 Sales vs. 6-17 vs. 7-16 CY 2017 CY 17 vs 16 CY 2016 Current Month US Share
ToyotaPrius Liftback 6,034 10.2%-39.2% 39,146 -33.0% 58,405 20.77%
ToyotaRAV4 4,695 26.6%0.1% 25,465 6.4% 23,943 16.16%
KiaNiro Hybrid 2,763 26.3%N/A 15,439 N/A - 9.51%
FordFusion Hybrid 2,191 -61.5%-37.7% 33,728 124.8% 15,006 7.54%
HondaAccord Hybrid 2,007 11.6%255.2% 12,990 1465.1% 830 6.91%
ToyotaHighlander Hybrid 1,528 3.4%191.6% 9,680 199.7% 3,230 5.26%
ToyotaCamry Hybrid 1,290 -4.8%-41.7% 10,098 -19.2% 12,494 4.44%
HyundaiIoniq Hybrid 1,209 -10.3%N/A 5,933 N/A - 4.16%
FordC-Max Hybrid 995 3.0%-10.5% 5,410 -33.7% 8,155 3.42%
ToyotaPrius C 868 0.1%-38.1% 7,917 -39.0% 12,975 2.99%
ToyotaPrius V 837 8.3%-38.4% 6,084 -29.9% 8,673 2.88%
LexusRX 400 / 450 h 806 23.1%17.8% 4,486 -17.1% 5,414 2.77%
HyundaiSonata 739 -0.3%-43.2% 7,109 -37.0% 11,280 2.54%
LexusES Hybrid 598 24.3%-15.2% 2,922 -40.8% 4,935 2.06%
LexusCT200h 442 -28.1%-47.9% 4,368 -18.6% 5,364 1.52%
LincolnMKZ 435 1.6%-36.1% 3,602 -20.8% 4,549 1.50%
ToyotaAvalon Hybrid 411 16.8%-41.9% 3,017 -35.1% 4,650 1.41%
LexusNX Hybrid 282 31.2%23.7% 1,545 -3.1% 1,594 0.97%
ChevroletMalibu Hybrid 274 -1.4%-34.1% 2,699 160.5% 1,036 0.94%
KiaOptima Hybrid 265 -8.3%-65.5% 1,731 -51.8% 3,595 0.91%
AcuraMDX Hybrid 251 54.0%N/A 619 N/A - 0.86%
HondaCR-Z 50 -19.4%-81.6% 598 -59.5% 1,477 0.17%
AcuraNSX Hybrid 30 -3.2%42.9% 308 1239.1% 23 0.10%
InfinitiQ50 Hybrid 26 -18.8%-76.8% 713 -38.5% 1,160 0.09%
AcuraRLX Hybrid 10 -37.5%-9.1% 130 13.0% 115 0.03%
LexusLC 500h 6 -62.5%N/A 52 N/A - 0.02%
InfinitiQ70 Hybrid 4 0.0%-60.0% 37 -49.3% 73 0.01%
VolkswagenJetta Hybrid 4 0.0%-95.4% 62 -82.6% 356 0.01%
LexusGS 450h 3 -75.0%-75.0% 38 -32.1% 56 0.01%
HondaCivic Hybrid 2 -60.0%-96.7% 58 -92.4% 767 0.01%
HondaInsight 1 N/A-80.0% 3 -94.3% 53 0.00%
AcuraILX Hybrid - N/AN/A - -100.0% 1 0.00%
AudiQ5 Hybrid - N/A-100.0% - -100.0% 15 0.00%
BMW ActiveHybrid 5 (535ih) - N/A-100.0% - -100.0% 15 0.00%
BMW 7-Series ActiveHybrid - N/AN/A - -100.0% 1 0.00%
BuickLacrosse Hybrid - -100.0%-100.0% 98 -82.5% 560 0.00%
BuickRegal Hybrid - -100.0%-100.0% 6 -86.4% 44 0.00%
ChevroletImpala Hybrid - -100.0%N/A 1 -97.1% 35 0.00%
InfinitiQX60 Hybrid - N/A-100.0% 298 -61.0% 764 0.00%
LexusLS 600h - N/A-100.0% - -100.0% 19 0.00%
MercedesE400H - N/A-100.0% 3 -66.7% 9 0.00%
NissanPathfinder Hybrid - N/A-100.0% 389 -13.9% 452 0.00%
NissanRogue Hybrid - N/AN/A - N/A - 0.00%
SubaruXV Crosstrek Hybrid - -100.0%-100.0% 40 -97.9% 1,881 0.00%
Total Hybrid 29,056 -3.4%-11.0% 206,822 6.6% 194,004
Total Auto Sales 1,408,484 -3.8%-7.1% 9,809,723 -3.0% 10,110,472
Overall Hybrid Take Rate2.06%2.11%1.92%

July 2017 Plug-in Hybrid Car Sales Numbers

Plug-in Hybrids sold in the U.S. (July 2017): 7,407
Plug-in Hybrid Take-Rate: 0.53%

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

MfgrModel 7-17 Sales vs. 6-17 vs. 7-16 CY 2017 CY 17 vs 16 CY 2016 Current Month U.S. Share
ToyotaPrius Prime 1,645 1.6%41025.0% 11,337 24545.7% 46 22.21%
ChevroletVolt 1,518 -13.0%-36.9% 12,450 1.9% 12,214 20.49%
FordC-Max Energi 844 -9.8%11.8% 5,224 31.3% 3,980 11.39%
FordFusion Energi 703 -0.6%-47.6% 5,760 -32.8% 8,576 9.49%
BMWX5 463 -5.1%-28.7% 2,609 -19.1% 3,226 6.25%
BMW3-Series Plug in 387 -22.0%377.8% 2,256 889.5% 228 5.22%
BMW5-Series Plug in 343 43.5%N/A 742 N/A - 4.63%
AudiA3 Plug In 218 -32.7%-37.5% 2,338 2.1% 2,291 2.94%
HyundaiSonata Plug In* 200 14.3%-42.9% 1,575 -7.4% 1,700 2.70%
VolvoXC90 Plug In 174 -13.9%-2.2% 981 -17.1% 1,184 2.35%
PorscheCayenne S E-Hybrid 160 -17.9%8.1% 1,138 -13.4% 1,314 2.16%
KiaOptima Plug In 130 66.7%N/A 520 N/A - 1.76%
ChryslerPacifica 125 -64.3%N/A 1,492 N/A - 1.69%
MercedesS550 Plug In 124 53.1%287.5% 535 194.0% 182 1.67%
MercedesC350We Plug-in Hybrid 112 N/AN/A 400 N/A - 1.51%
BMW7-Series Plug in 80 53.8%N/A 383 N/A - 1.08%
MiniCountryman Plug In 75 650.0%N/A 85 N/A - 1.01%
BMWi8 55 150.0%-66.9% 275 -65.0% 786 0.74%
MercedesGLE 550e Hybrid 27 -34.1%-10.0% 295 502.0% 49 0.36%
CadillacCT6 22 10.0%N/A 66 N/A - 0.30%
CadillacELR 2 -71.4%-86.7% 16 -96.9% 511 0.03%
PorschePanamera S E-Hybrid - N/A-100.0% 9 -94.9% 177 0.00%
Total PHEV 7,407 -4.8%13.5% 50,486 38.5% 36,464
Total Auto Sales 1,408,484 -3.8%-7.1% 9,809,723 -3.0% 10,110,472
Overall PHEV Rate0.53%0.51%0.36%
* Estimated

July 2017 Battery Electric Car Sales Numbers

Battery Electrics sold in the U.S. (July 2017): 7,802
Battery Electric Take-Rate: 0.55%

U.S. Battery Electric sales for July 2017

MfgrModel 7-17 Sales vs. 6-17 vs. 7-16 CY 2017 CY 17 vs 16 CY 2016 Current Month U.S. Share
ChevroletBolt 1,971 20.0%N/A 9,563 N/A - 25.26%
TeslaModel S* 1,500 -31.8%-37.5% 12,600 -10.6% 14,100 19.23%
TeslaModel X* 1,400 -33.3%-6.7% 10,500 25.0% 8,400 17.94%
NissanLeaf 1,283 -14.8%20.7% 8,531 24.4% 6,856 16.44%
BMWi3** 601 6.0%-59.4% 3,593 -17.6% 4,359 7.70%
VWe-Golf 308 32.8%-10.5% 2,195 22.0% 1,799 3.95%
Fiat500e* 257 3.2%-6.2% 2,122 -6.0% 2,257 3.29%
FordFocus EV 148 34.5%155.2% 1,206 139.3% 504 1.90%
KiaSoul EV 145 45.0%-19.0% 981 23.9% 792 1.86%
MercedesB-Class Electric 81 76.1%62.0% 398 10.6% 360 1.04%
HyundaiIoniq EV 43 -25.9%N/A 200 N/A - 0.55%
HondaClarity BEV 34 N/AN/A 34 N/A - 0.44%
TeslaModel 3* 30 N/AN/A 30 N/A - 0.38%
ChevroletSpark 1 0.0%-99.7% 14 -99.3% 2,112 0.01%
Mitsubishii - N/A-100.0% 6 -85.0% 40 0.00%
SmartforTwo EV - -100.0%-100.0% 57 -86.7% 428 0.00%
Total BEV 7,802 -11.5%0.5% 52,030 23.9% 42,007
Total Auto Sales 1,408,484 -3.8%-7.1% 9,809,723 -3.0% 10,110,472
Overall BEV Take Rate0.55%0.53%0.42%
* Estimated
** Breakdown between electric and range extended model is not available.

July 2017 Compressed Natural Gas Car Sales Numbers

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

U.S. Compressed Natural Gas sales for July 2017

MfgrModel 7-17 Sales vs. 6-17 vs. 7-16 CY 2017 CY 17 vs 16 CY 2016 Current Month US Share
HondaCivic - N/AN/A - -100.0% 1 N/A
Total CNG - -100.0% - -100.0% 1
Total Auto Sales 1,408,484 -3.8%-7.1% 9,809,723 -3.0% 10,110,472
Overall CNG Take Rate0.00%0.00%0.00%

July 2017 Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Car Sales Numbers

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles sold in the U.S. (July 2017): 165
Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Take-Rate: 0.01%

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

MfgrModel 7-17 Sales vs. 6-17 vs. 7-16 CY 2017 CY 17 vs 16 CY 2016 Current Month US Share
ToyotaMirai 82 -36.4%57.7% 790 192.6% 270 49.70%
HondaClarity 82 67.3%N/A 376 N/A - 49.70%
HyundaiTucson 1 -50.0%-87.5% 21 -36.4% 33 0.61%
Total Fuel Cell 165 -108.3%175.0% 1,187 291.7% 303
Total Auto Sales 1,408,484 -3.8%-7.1% 9,809,723 -3.0% 10,110,472
Overall Fuel Cell Take Rate0.01%0.01%0.00%

July 2017 Diesel Car Sales Numbers

Diesels sold in the U.S. (July 2017): 4,752
Diesel Take-Rate: 0.34

U.S. Diesel sales for July 2017

MfgrModel 7-17 Sales vs. 6-17 vs. 7-16 CY 2017 CY 17 vs 16 CY 2016 Current Month US Share
FordTransit Diesel* 1,299 -65.7%-67.3% 24,542 -21.9% 31,435 27.34%
ChevroletColorado Diesel 1,021 30.2%50.4% 5,099 31.4% 3,881 21.49%
VolkswagenGolf Sportwagon Diesel 308 -45.5%N/A 4,109 N/A - 6.48%
GMCCanyon Diesel 301 3.8%-13.3% 2,093 18.5% 1,766 6.33%
BMW X5 Diesel 245 -31.9%67.8% 1,567 11.8% 1,401 5.16%
VolkswagenPassat Diesel 236 -43.7%N/A 2,571 N/A - 4.97%
Land RoverRange Rover Sport 228 3.2%-13.3% 1,966 1.8% 1,931 4.80%
JaguarF-Pace 213 90.2%N/A 1,581 N/A - 4.48%
VolkswagenJetta Diesel 161 -54.3%N/A 2,087 N/A - 3.39%
Land RoverRange Rover 158 -9.7%-34.4% 1,561 -1.6% 1,587 3.32%
ChevroletCruze Diesel 132 -7.0%3200.0% 496 112.9% 233 2.78%
JaguarXE 127 0.0%N/A 1,176 N/A - 2.67%
BMW 3-Series Diesel 118 -22.4%-22.9% 890 -12.7% 1,020 2.48%
VolkswagenGolf Diesel 73 -51.0%N/A 668 N/A - 1.54%
JaguarXF 36 -34.5%N/A 294 N/A - 0.76%
VolkswagenBeetle Diesel 35 -43.5%N/A 232 N/A - 0.74%
RamPromaster Van Diesel 30 -18.9%-3.2% 236 21.6% 194 0.63%
AudiA3 Diesel 18 -33.3%N/A 81 N/A - 0.38%
MercedesGL-Class Diesel 6 200.0%-90.8% 25 -96.7% 755 0.13%
BMW X3 Diesel 3 50.0%-95.9% 28 -95.7% 656 0.06%
MercedesE-Class Diesel 2 0.0%-95.9% 24 -96.0% 600 0.04%
MercedesGLE-Class Diesel 1 -50.0%-99.0% 14 -98.3% 811 0.02%
MercedesML Class Diesel 1 N/A-66.7% 5 -80.0% 25 0.02%
AudiQ7 Diesel - N/AN/A - N/A - 0.00%
AudiQ5 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 5-Series Diesel - -100.0%-100.0% 41 -93.1% 598 0.00%
BMW 7-Series Diesel - N/AN/A - -100.0% 2 0.00%
JeepGrand Cherokee Diesel - N/A-100.0% 725 -69.1% 2,348 0.00%
MaseratiGhibli - N/AN/A - N/A - 0.00%
MercedesC-Class Diesel - N/AN/A 10 N/A - 0.00%
MercedesGLS-Class Diesel - -100.0%N/A 3 N/A - 0.00%
MercedesGLK Class Diesel - N/A-100.0% - -100.0% 30 0.00%
Porsche Cayenne Diesel - N/AN/A - -100.0% 18 0.00%
RamRam Pickup Diesel* - N/A-100.0% 648 -97.9% 30,213 0.00%
VolkswagenTouareg Diesel - N/AN/A 1 N/A - 0.00%
Total Diesel 4,752 -39.3%-57.4% 52,773 -33.6% 79,504
Total Auto Sales 1,408,484 -3.8%-7.1% 9,809,723 -3.0% 10,110,472
Overall Diesel Take Rate0.34%0.54%0.79%
* Estimated

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