June 2016 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.

Factoring an adjustment for the different number of selling days each month for 2015 and 2016, overall sales for June were down modestly from a year ago, and down significantly from a month ago, May 2016.

Through the first six months of the year, overall sales were up 1 percent from the comparable 2015 period. Thus, overall sales are strong but it appears a plateau has been reached. As compared to a year-ago, June sales were up significantly for plug-in hybrids but down in the other categories. As compared to May, June sales were up for battery electrics and diesels, and down in the other categories.

Battery electric vehicle sales were up from May on the strength of Tesla – which always has strong sales in the last month of the quarter – and the Nissan Leaf. As usual, sales of the Model S and Model X are estimated and sales of the Tesla models vary month to month as Tesla seeks to respond to demand. Model S is doing better in part because updates are keeping that model strong while demand for the Model X is not as strong as expected some months ago. Sales for the Model X in June were the best of the year, with the Model S just behind March volumes. That said, Tesla sales are behind the automaker’s goals and they will have to increase significantly in the second half to meet stated expectations. While the Model X has finally reached significant production volumes, the Model S has sold at a higher rate on the basis of new versions, including a cheaper 60 kWh variant. The Leaf continues to muddle along and the outlook is poor since the all-new model is not coming soon. At the mid-year point, category sales are down with most models down with new models like the Tesla Model X adding volume to the category. Sales as a share of total sales have been moderate in the past few months but June was in line with the all-time high achieved in December 2014.

Plug-in hybrids were down from last month, but ahead of year-ago levels on the strength of the Chevy Volt and Ford Fusion Energi. Year-to-date, those two models are well ahead of 2015 levels. The Volt continues to achieve sales of about 2,000 a month which is a decent result for the vehicle. Sales of the BMW X5 continue at a strong rate. The Prius Prime plug in hybrid will appear in coming months and should improve on the prior model since it has a higher all-electric range than the prior version. The Fusion Energi had its best month this year and sales should continue to increase as a new version is now available. The Fusion Energi’s year-to-date sales is well above the C-Max Energi’s and it and the Volt are the leading gas-electric cars by a wide margin.

Hybrid sales in June were down almost 10 percent from May, and almost 15 percent from year-ago. While the Prius Liftback is down about 10 percent despite its being redesigned, the Prius c and Prius v (neither of which have been updated) are both down significantly. The news is better for Ford’s hybrids, particularly the Fusion (which has just been updated). While sales of the RAV4 were down in June, the vehicle is the second best-selling hybrid year-to-date. The Camry hybrid continues to struggle, in line with the vehicle itself. While sales of the Chevy Malibu hybrid are modest, the numbers are growing as availability increases for the new hybrid version. Hybrids on crossovers for Toyota and Lexus are doing well, with volumes up for the Lexus NX and RX and Toyota Highlander and the aforementioned RAV4. VW has announced that the Jetta hybrid will be discontinued this fall due to poor sales.

Although a settlement for some of the VW diesel vehicles has been announced (the 2.0-liter versions are covered, the 3.0-liter diesels have not yet been addressed), there is no indication when VW will be able to sell new vehicles with diesel engine for some time. We have added the diesel version of the Ford Transit van (the diesel share is estimated) and volumes have been added back to its launch in mid-2014. With the VW products off the market, the Ford Transit and Ram Pickup are pacing the segment. If we look at the diesel segment and exclude all VW Group products, year-to-date sales are up 4 percent.

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June 2016 Hybrid Car Sales Numbers

Hybrids sold in the U.S. (June 2016): 27,679
Hybrid Take-Rate: 1.88%

U.S. Hybrid sales for June 2016

MfrModel 6-16 Sales vs. 5-16 vs. 6-15 CY 2016 CY 16 vs 15 CY 2015 Current Month US Share
ToyotaPrius Liftback 8,531 -9.1%-10.8% 48,475 -10.5% 54,173 30.82%
ToyotaRAV4 3,751 -10.4%N/A 19,251 N/A - 13.55%
FordFusion Hybrid 2,542 48.1%50.3% 11,487 -9.4% 12,683 9.18%
ToyotaCamry Hybrid 1,649 -19.8%-40.1% 10,280 -34.0% 15,571 5.96%
FordC-Max Hybrid 1,486 12.0%-18.1% 7,043 -7.8% 7,640 5.37%
ToyotaPrius C 1,355 -29.0%-50.8% 11,573 -38.8% 18,921 4.90%
HyundaiSonata 1,242 -50.6%-46.8% 9,979 -15.6% 11,828 4.49%
ToyotaPrius V 1,130 -7.0%-50.3% 7,315 -48.4% 14,165 4.08%
LexusCT200h 785 -1.5%-29.8% 4,515 -36.6% 7,123 2.84%
LincolnMKZ 766 -4.8%9.4% 3,868 -7.5% 4,180 2.77%
LexusRX 400 / 450 h 684 -4.9%40.7% 4,730 48.5% 3,185 2.47%
LexusES Hybrid 646 -12.1%-9.1% 4,230 -15.2% 4,991 2.33%
ToyotaAvalon Hybrid 619 -6.2%-36.4% 3,943 -30.5% 5,671 2.24%
ToyotaHighlander Hybrid 528 11.6%69.8% 2,706 53.9% 1,758 1.91%
KiaOptima Hybrid 483 -15.3%-46.2% 2,827 -47.1% 5,340 1.75%
ChevroletMalibu Hybrid 371 50.8%1274.1% 620 1027.3% 55 1.34%
HondaCR-Z 235 0.4%15.2% 1,205 -6.7% 1,292 0.85%
SubaruXV Crosstrek Hybrid 214 -29.4%-56.6% 1,688 -48.1% 3,250 0.77%
LexusNX Hybrid 183 -20.1%-9.9% 1,366 12.4% 1,215 0.66%
InfinitiQ50 Hybrid 94 -1.1%-72.9% 1,048 -48.6% 2,040 0.34%
InfinitiQX60 Hybrid 88 3.5%-51.1% 690 -33.7% 1,041 0.32%
HondaCivic Hybrid 62 -25.3%-84.1% 707 -68.8% 2,264 0.22%
BuickLacrosse Hybrid 60 42.9%-82.4% 505 -81.3% 2,707 0.22%
NissanPathfinder Hybrid 57 -5.0%-73.5% 397 -68.5% 1,259 0.21%
VolkswagenJetta Hybrid 44 -6.4%-33.3% 269 -8.2% 293 0.16%
HondaAccord Hybrid 31 106.7%-97.5% 265 -95.9% 6,407 0.11%
ChevroletImpala Hybrid 10 400.0%-58.3% 35 -81.9% 193 0.04%
InfinitiQ70 Hybrid 10 0.0%-16.7% 63 -34.4% 96 0.04%
HondaInsight 9 0.0%-92.9% 48 -95.6% 1,091 0.03%
BuickRegal Hybrid 4 -42.9%-76.5% 42 -65.3% 121 0.01%
MercedesE400H 4 300.0%N/A 7 -85.4% 48 0.01%
LexusGS 450h 3 -57.1%-57.1% 44 -18.5% 54 0.01%
AudiQ5 Hybrid 2 0.0%-60.0% 14 -75.0% 56 0.01%
LexusLS 600h 1 -50.0%0.0% 17 -46.9% 32 0.00%
AcuraILX Hybrid - N/A-100.0% 1 -94.7% 19 0.00%
AcuraRLX Hybrid - -100.0%-100.0% 68 -42.9% 119 0.00%
BMW ActiveHybrid 3 (335ih) - N/A-100.0% - -100.0% 19 0.00%
BMW ActiveHybrid 5 (535ih) - -100.0%-100.0% 12 50.0% 8 0.00%
BMW 7-Series ActiveHybrid - N/A-100.0% 1 -90.0% 10 0.00%
Cadillac Escalade Hybrid - N/A-100.0% - -100.0% 7 0.00%
ChevroletSilverado Hybrid - N/AN/A - -100.0% 2 0.00%
ChevroletTahoe Hybrid - N/A-100.0% - -100.0% 8 0.00%
GMC Yukon Hybrid - N/A-100.0% - -100.0% 10 0.00%
GMC Sierra Hybrid - N/A-100.0% - -100.0% 1 0.00%
LexusHS 250h - N/AN/A - N/A - 0.00%
MercedesS400HV Hybrid - N/AN/A - -100.0% 1 0.00%
Mercedes ML450H - N/A-100.0% - -100.0% 9 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/A-100.0% - -100.0% 14 0.00%
Total Hybrid 27,679 -9.5%-14.4% 161,334 -15.5% 190,970 100.00%
Total Auto Sales 1,506,256 -1.5%2.4% 8,598,565 1.3% 8,486,313
Overall Hybrid Take Rate1.84%1.88%2.25%

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June 2016 Plug-in Hybrid Car Sales Numbers

Plug-in Hybrids sold in the U.S. (June 2016): 6,094
Plug-in Hybrid Take-Rate: 0.40%

U.S. Plug-in Hybrid sales for June 2016

MfgrModel 6-16 Sales vs. 5-16 vs. 6-15 CY 2016 CY 16 vs 15 CY 2015 Current Month U.S. Share
ChevroletVolt 1,937 1.9%58.1% 9,808 74.5% 5,622 31.79%
FordFusion Energi 1,700 17.0%133.8% 7,235 68.6% 4,290 27.90%
FordC-Max Energi 630 17.1%-5.5% 3,225 -9.0% 3,543 10.34%
BMWX5 583 16.6%N/A 2,577 N/A - 9.57%
AudiA3 Plug In 353 -2.2%N/A 1,942 N/A - 5.79%
HyundaiSonata Plug In* 200 -20.0%N/A 1,350 N/A - 3.28%
PorscheCayenne S E-Hybrid 176 -7.9%97.8% 1,166 112.4% 549 2.89%
BMWi8 169 15.8%23.4% 620 -15.4% 733 2.77%
VolvoXC90 Plug In 166 50.9%N/A 1,006 N/A - 2.72%
CadillacELR 94 108.9%51.6% 496 -16.4% 593 1.54%
MercedesS550 Plug In 27 0.0%N/A 150 N/A - 0.44%
BMW3-Series Plug in 26 -61.2%N/A 147 N/A - 0.43%
PorschePanamera S E-Hybrid 22 -15.4%-35.3% 156 -32.2% 230 0.36%
ToyotaPrius Plug In 11 175.0%-97.6% 42 -98.5% 2,890 0.18%
HondaAccord Plug In - N/A-100.0% - -100.0% 59 0.00%
Total PHEV 6,094 -3.8%25.7% 29,920 61.7% 18,509
Total Auto Sales 1,506,256 -1.5%2.4% 8,598,565 1.3% 8,486,313
Overall PHEV Rate0.40%0.35%0.22%
* Estimated

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June 2016 Battery Electric Car Sales Numbers

Battery Electrics sold in the U.S. (June 2016): 7,678
Battery Electric Take-Rate: 0.51%

U.S. Battery Electric sales for June 2016

MfgrModel 6-16 Sales vs. 5-16 vs. 6-15 CY 2016 CY 16 vs 15 CY 2015 Current Month U.S. Share
TeslaModel S* 2,800 86.7%0.0% 11,700 -1.7% 11,900 36.47%
TeslaModel X* 2,000 33.3%N/A 6,900 N/A - 26.05%
NissanLeaf 1,096 12.0%-47.2% 5,793 -41.0% 9,816 14.27%
BMWi3** 608 -12.6%10.3% 2,880 -35.4% 4,456 7.92%
ChevroletSpark 359 -8.9%58.8% 1,779 -0.3% 1,785 4.68%
Fiat500e* 278 -28.4%-32.4% 1,983 -28.4% 2,771 3.62%
VWe-Golf 248 -7.8%-15.4% 1,455 -4.2% 1,518 3.23%
KiaSoul EV 134 11.7%22.9% 613 30.4% 470 1.75%
FordFocus EV 54 0.0%-64.5% 446 -45.0% 811 0.70%
SmartforTwo EV 53 -29.3%-43.6% 366 -43.3% 646 0.69%
MercedesB-Class Electric 44 -10.2%-81.8% 310 -73.5% 1,172 0.57%
Mitsubishii 4 100.0%-82.6% 20 -72.2% 72 0.05%
HondaFit EV - N/AN/A - -100.0% 1 0.00%
ToyotaRAV4 EV - N/AN/A - -100.0% 17 0.00%
Total BEV 7,678 14.4%-14.6% 34,245 -3.4% 35,435
Total Auto Sales 1,506,256 -1.5%2.4% 8,598,565 1.3% 8,486,313
Overall BEV Take Rate0.51%0.40%0.42%
* Estimated
** Breakdown between BEV and PHEV is not available.

June 2016 Compressed Natural Gas Car Sales Numbers

Compressed Natural Gass sold in the U.S. (June 2016): 0
Compressed Natural Gas Take-Rate: 0.00%

U.S. Compressed Natural Gas sales for June 2016

MfgrModel 6-16 Sales vs. 5-16 vs. 6-15 CY 2016 CY 16 vs 15 CY 2015 Current Month US Share
HondaCivic - N/A-100.0% 1 -99.7% 316 N/A
Total CNG - -100.0% 1 -99.7% 316
Total Auto Sales 1,506,256 -1.5%2.4% 8,598,565 1.3% 8,486,313
Overall CNGTake Rate0.00%0.00%0.00%

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June 2016 Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Car Sales Numbers

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles sold in the U.S. (June 2016): 48
Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Take-Rate: 0.00%

U.S. Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle sales for June 2016

MfgrModel 6-16 Sales vs. 5-16 vs. 6-15 CY 2016 CY 16 vs 15 CY 2015 Current Month US Share
ToyotaMirai 40 0.0%N/A 218 N/A - 83.33%
HyundaiTucson 8 200.0%300.0% 25 47.1% 17 16.67%
HondaClarity - N/AN/A - N/A - 0.00%
Total Fuel Cell 48 -90.9%2300.0% 243 1329.4% 17
Total Auto Sales 1,506,256 -1.5%2.4% 8,598,565 1.3% 8,486,313
Overall Fuel Cell Take Rate0.00%0.00%0.00%

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June 2016 Diesel Car Sales Numbers

Diesels sold in the U.S. (June 2016): 12,166
Diesel Take-Rate: 0.81

U.S. Diesel sales for June 2016

MfgrModel 6-16 Sales vs. 5-16 vs. 6-15 CY 2016 CY 16 vs 15 CY 2015 Current Month US Share
FordTransit Diesel* 5,053 5.8%19.0% 27,468 36.1% 20,176 41.53%
RamRam Pickup Diesel* 4,437 -0.9%-14.2% 25,298 -15.1% 29,780 36.47%
ChevroletColorado Diesel 789 33.1%N/A 3,202 N/A - 6.49%
JeepGrand Cherokee Diesel 336 -10.9%8.7% 2,014 16.2% 1,733 2.76%
GMCCanyon Diesel 335 13.9%N/A 1,419 N/A - 2.75%
BMW X5 Diesel 257 -11.7%-39.1% 1,255 -61.6% 3,265 2.11%
Land RoverRange Rover Sport 231 8.5%N/A 1,668 N/A - 1.90%
Land RoverRange Rover 175 20.7%N/A 1,346 N/A - 1.44%
MercedesGLE-Class Diesel 149 46.1%N/A 712 N/A - 1.22%
BMW 3-Series Diesel 136 -41.4%-57.0% 867 -53.6% 1,869 1.12%
BMW 5-Series Diesel 61 -37.1%-25.6% 513 12.0% 458 0.50%
BMW X3 Diesel 61 35.6%-40.8% 583 -43.0% 1,023 0.50%
MercedesGL-Class Diesel 57 -58.4%-81.4% 690 -64.4% 1,938 0.47%
MercedesE-Class Diesel 35 -32.7%-61.5% 551 -54.7% 1,217 0.29%
ChevroletCruze Diesel 32 190.9%-90.9% 229 -88.1% 1,920 0.26%
RamPromaster Van Diesel 21 -27.6%-4.5% 163 85.2% 88 0.17%
MercedesGLK Class Diesel 1 N/A-99.2% 29 -98.5% 1,952 0.01%
AudiQ7 Diesel - N/A-100.0% - -100.0% 1,838 0.00%
AudiQ5 Diesel - N/A-100.0% - -100.0% 2,544 0.00%
AudiA3 Diesel - N/A-100.0% - -100.0% 1,668 0.00%
AudiA6 Diesel - N/A-100.0% - -100.0% 659 0.00%
AudiA7 Diesel - N/A-100.0% - -100.0% 273 0.00%
AudiA8 Diesel - N/A-100.0% - -100.0% 164 0.00%
BMW 7-Series Diesel - N/AN/A 2 N/A - 0.00%
JaguarXE - N/AN/A - N/A - 0.00%
JaguarF-Pace - N/AN/A - N/A - 0.00%
MercedesML Class Diesel - N/A-100.0% 22 -24.1% 29 0.00%
MercedesR-Class Diesel - N/AN/A - -100.0% 1 0.00%
MercedesS-Class Diesel - N/AN/A - -100.0% 1 0.00%
Porsche Cayenne Diesel - N/A-100.0% 18 -99.2% 2,159 0.00%
VolkswagenBeetle Diesel - N/A-100.0% - -100.0% 595 0.00%
VolkswagenGolf Diesel - N/A-100.0% - -100.0% 4,989 0.00%
VolkswagenGolf Sportwagon Diesel - N/A-100.0% - -100.0% 3,940 0.00%
VolkswagenJetta Diesel - N/A-100.0% - -100.0% 11,692 0.00%
VolkswagenPassat Diesel - N/A-100.0% - -100.0% 11,746 0.00%
VolkswagenTouareg Diesel - N/A-100.0% - -100.0% 1,761 0.00%
Total Diesel 12,166 2.5%-40.5% 68,049 -37.8% 109,478 100.00%
Total Auto Sales 1,506,256 -1.5%2.4% 8,598,565 1.3% 8,486,313
Overall Diesel Take Rate0.81%0.79%1.29%
* Estimated


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