June 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 June were down from a year ago and from May.

This trend is likely to continue although the overall decline is relatively modest and sales remain strong. However, as compared to last June and year-to-date, sales of battery electrics, plug ins, and hybrids were all up strongly. With the exception of battery electrics, sales were down from last month. Diesels are of course down for all periods of comparison.

Sales for all-electric vehicles were up from last June and year-to-date on the strength of the Model X, Bolt and Leaf. The Model S was actually down from last June as changes in the model offering (the end of the lowest priced model among other changes) over the past couple of months have resulted in lower sales. Preparations for the launch of the Model 3 also were likely to have reduced production and therefore sales. However, all of these models (including the Model S) were up from May as sales generally increase in the last month of the quarter. Tesla sales in the second quarter trailed levels in the first quarter, owing to both production issues (including a shortage of batteries for the 100-kWh version, now resolved) and a modest slowing of demand. Bolt sales reached over 1600 in June which is its best month, but volumes remain on track for only about a 20,000 annual rate with many of these vehicles being used by fleets which are focusing on developing autonomous vehicles. Elon Musk has stated that a small number of Model 3s (30) will be delivered in July.

SEE ALSO: May 2017 Dashboard

Plug-in hybrids had a good month as compared to last year as well as year-to-date. However, sales were down from May, with drops common among the category leaders such as the Prius Prime, Fusion, and Volt. While we continue to estimate volumes of the Pacifica, a recall provided information on production volumes through mid-June. While production will continue at a moderate level over the next couple months, stronger volumes are expected beginning this fall. The launch has been very troubled, with quality issues and now a recall slowing initial sales. The Prius Prime, Volt, and Ford Fusion and C-Max represent almost two-thirds of the category. New vehicles continue to appear, including the Pacifica, BMW 5- and 7-Series, Mercedes C-Class, Kia Optima, Cadillac CT6, and new in June, the Mini Countryman.

Hybrids had another good month, with the category having a greater increase than the overall market as compared to year-ago and year-to-date, albeit down from May. The Fusion Hybrid hopped back above the Prius Liftback which had a poor month, although the latter model is the sales leader for the first six months of the year. For this time period, the greatest growth is provided by the Fusion, Kia Niro (new), Honda Accord, Toyota Highlander, and Hyundai Ioniq (new). That said, a number of models have posted declines such as the Prius Liftback, Prius C, Prius V, Ford C-Max, and Hyundai Sonata. The Kia Niro and Hyundai Ioniq have both done well, but it is now clear that the body style of the Niro (crossover, albeit not available with all wheel drive) is popular and vehicles of this type are selling well whether they are gasoline powered or provided in hybrid form. Conversely, if the Prius sells at a similar rate in the second half of the year as in the first, sales will be approximately 65,000 which is far below the rate of almost 150,000 in 2012 and 2013. Of course, the RAV4 is taking some sales and competition from Ford and Hyundai/Kia is taking share away from Toyota.

The size of the diesel segment continues to be controlled by which products can be offered. The Ram Pickup, which has been a category leader, remains off the market and the EPA and FCA continue to spar with one another in both the public and private sphere. Thus we expect this process not to be resolved soon, although a settlement could end this disagreement quickly. As usual, the Transit remains the leader in the category and in fact represents half of total sales. Volkswagen continues to sell “leftover” models of the Golf, Passat, and Jetta from Model Years 2015 and 2016 that were recently certified for sale. However, volumes are almost depleted.

June 2017 Hybrid Car Sales Numbers

Hybrids sold in the U.S. (June 2017): 30,089
Hybrid Take-Rate: 2.05%

U.S. Hybrid sales for June 2017

MfrModel 6-17 Sales vs. 5-17 vs. 6-16 CY 2017 CY 17 vs 16 CY 2016 Current Month US Share
FordFusion Hybrid 5,697 0.5%124.1% 31,537 174.5% 11,487 18.93%
ToyotaPrius Liftback 5,476 -9.7%-35.8% 33,112 -31.7% 48,475 18.20%
ToyotaRAV4 3,709 -8.9%-1.1% 20,770 7.9% 19,251 12.33%
KiaNiro Hybrid 2,188 -17.7%N/A 12,676 N/A - 7.27%
HondaAccord Hybrid 1,799 -9.0%5703.2% 10,983 4044.5% 265 5.98%
ToyotaHighlander Hybrid 1,478 -2.4%179.9% 8,152 201.3% 2,706 4.91%
ToyotaCamry Hybrid 1,355 -20.8%-17.8% 8,808 -14.3% 10,280 4.50%
HyundaiIoniq Hybrid 1,348 -23.1%N/A 4,724 N/A - 4.48%
FordC-Max Hybrid 966 9.8%-35.0% 4,415 -37.3% 7,043 3.21%
ToyotaPrius C 867 -22.7%-36.0% 7,049 -39.1% 11,573 2.88%
ToyotaPrius V 773 -16.8%-31.6% 5,247 -28.3% 7,315 2.57%
HyundaiSonata 741 -12.6%-40.3% 6,370 -36.2% 9,979 2.46%
LexusRX 400 / 450 h 655 -12.3%-4.2% 3,680 -22.2% 4,730 2.18%
LexusCT200h 615 -25.5%-21.7% 3,926 -13.0% 4,515 2.04%
LexusES Hybrid 481 3.0%-25.5% 2,324 -45.1% 4,230 1.60%
LincolnMKZ 428 -27.2%-44.1% 3,167 -18.1% 3,868 1.42%
ToyotaAvalon Hybrid 352 -14.6%-43.1% 2,606 -33.9% 3,943 1.17%
KiaOptima Hybrid 289 31.4%-40.2% 1,466 -48.1% 2,827 0.96%
ChevroletMalibu Hybrid 278 -43.6%-25.1% 2,425 291.1% 620 0.92%
LexusNX Hybrid 215 -5.7%17.5% 1,263 -7.5% 1,366 0.71%
AcuraMDX Hybrid 163 10.1%N/A 368 N/A - 0.54%
HondaCR-Z 62 -4.6%-73.6% 548 -54.5% 1,205 0.21%
InfinitiQ50 Hybrid 32 -76.3%-66.0% 687 -34.4% 1,048 0.11%
AcuraNSX Hybrid 31 34.8%1450.0% 278 13800.0% 2 0.10%
BuickLacrosse Hybrid 25 177.8%-58.3% 98 -80.6% 505 0.08%
AcuraRLX Hybrid 16 14.3%-11.1% 120 15.4% 104 0.05%
LexusLC 500h 16 -46.7%N/A 46 N/A - 0.05%
LexusGS 450h 12 200.0%300.0% 35 -20.5% 44 0.04%
SubaruXV Crosstrek Hybrid 7 600.0%-96.7% 40 -97.6% 1,688 0.02%
HondaCivic Hybrid 5 25.0%-91.9% 56 -92.1% 707 0.02%
InfinitiQ70 Hybrid 4 -20.0%-60.0% 33 -47.6% 63 0.01%
VolkswagenJetta Hybrid 4 -60.0%-90.9% 58 -78.4% 269 0.01%
BuickRegal Hybrid 1 0.0%-75.0% 6 -85.7% 42 0.00%
ChevroletImpala Hybrid 1 N/A-90.0% 1 -97.1% 35 0.00%
AcuraILX Hybrid - N/AN/A - -100.0% 1 0.00%
AudiQ5 Hybrid - N/A-100.0% - -100.0% 14 0.00%
BMW ActiveHybrid 5 (535ih) - N/AN/A - -100.0% 12 0.00%
BMW 7-Series ActiveHybrid - N/AN/A - -100.0% 1 0.00%
HondaInsight - N/A-100.0% 2 -95.8% 48 0.00%
InfinitiQX60 Hybrid - -100.0%-100.0% 298 -56.8% 690 0.00%
LexusLS 600h - N/A-100.0% - -100.0% 17 0.00%
MercedesE400H - N/A-100.0% 3 -57.1% 7 0.00%
NissanPathfinder Hybrid - -100.0%-100.0% 389 -2.0% 397 0.00%
NissanRogue Hybrid - N/AN/A - N/A - 0.00%
Total Hybrid 30,089 -10.9%8.6% 177,766 10.2% 161,372
Total Auto Sales 1,464,277 -3.0%-3.2% 8,401,715 -2.2% 8,593,800
Overall Hybrid Take Rate2.05%2.12%1.88%

June 2017 Plug-in Hybrid Car Sales Numbers

Plug-in Hybrids sold in the U.S. (June 2017): 7,787
Plug-in Hybrid Take-Rate: 0.53%

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

MfgrModel 6-17 Sales vs. 5-17 vs. 6-16 CY 2017 CY 17 vs 16 CY 2016 Current Month U.S. Share
ChevroletVolt 1,745 -4.0%-9.9% 10,932 11.5% 9,808 22.41%
ToyotaPrius Prime 1,619 -15.1%14618.2% 9,692 22976.2% 42 20.79%
FordC-Max Energi 936 -1.5%48.6% 4,380 35.8% 3,225 12.02%
FordFusion Energi 707 -29.3%-58.4% 5,057 -30.1% 7,235 9.08%
BMW3-Series Plug in 496 4.4%1807.7% 1,869 1171.4% 147 6.37%
BMWX5 488 12.7%-16.3% 2,146 -16.7% 2,577 6.27%
ChryslerPacifica 350 -56.3%N/A 1,367 N/A - 4.49%
AudiA3 Plug In 324 10.2%-8.2% 2,120 9.2% 1,942 4.16%
BMW5-Series Plug in 239 62.6%N/A 399 N/A - 3.07%
VolvoXC90 Plug In 202 13.5%21.7% 807 -19.8% 1,006 2.59%
PorscheCayenne S E-Hybrid 195 12.1%10.8% 978 -16.1% 1,166 2.50%
HyundaiSonata Plug In* 175 -22.2%-12.5% 1,375 1.9% 1,350 2.25%
MercedesS550 Plug In 81 -2.4%200.0% 411 174.0% 150 1.04%
KiaOptima Plug In 78 -8.2%N/A 390 N/A - 1.00%
BMW7-Series Plug in 52 57.6%N/A 303 N/A - 0.67%
MercedesGLE 550e Hybrid 41 24.2%115.8% 268 1310.5% 19 0.53%
BMWi8 22 22.2%-87.0% 220 -64.5% 620 0.28%
CadillacCT6 20 25.0%N/A 44 N/A - 0.26%
MiniCountryman Plug In 10 N/AN/A 10 N/A - 0.13%
CadillacELR 7 N/A-92.6% 14 -97.2% 496 0.09%
MercedesC350We Plug-in Hybrid - -100.0%N/A 288 N/A - 0.00%
PorschePanamera S E-Hybrid - -100.0%-100.0% 9 -94.2% 156 0.00%
Total PHEV 7,787 -10.1%27.4% 43,079 43.9% 29,939
Total Auto Sales 1,464,277 -3.0%-3.2% 8,401,715 -2.2% 8,593,800
Overall PHEV Rate0.53%0.51%0.35%
* Estimated

June 2017 Battery Electric Car Sales Numbers

Battery Electrics sold in the U.S. (June 2017): 8,814
Battery Electric Take-Rate: 0.60%

U.S. Battery Electric sales for June 2017

MfgrModel 6-17 Sales vs. 5-17 vs. 6-16 CY 2017 CY 17 vs 16 CY 2016 Current Month U.S. Share
TeslaModel S* 2,200 29.4%-21.4% 11,100 -5.1% 11,700 24.96%
TeslaModel X* 2,100 16.7%5.0% 9,100 31.9% 6,900 23.83%
ChevroletBolt 1,642 4.9%N/A 7,592 N/A - 18.63%
NissanLeaf 1,506 8.2%37.4% 7,248 25.1% 5,793 17.09%
BMWi3** 567 12.1%-6.7% 2,992 3.9% 2,880 6.43%
Fiat500e* 249 -19.7%-10.4% 1,865 -6.0% 1,983 2.83%
VWe-Golf 232 -39.1%-6.5% 1,887 29.7% 1,455 2.63%
FordFocus EV 110 -16.7%103.7% 1,058 137.2% 446 1.25%
KiaSoul EV 100 -22.5%-25.4% 836 36.4% 613 1.13%
HyundaiIoniq EV 58 -22.7%N/A 157 N/A - 0.66%
MercedesB-Class Electric 46 0.0%4.5% 317 2.3% 310 0.52%
SmartforTwo EV 3 200.0%-94.3% 57 -84.4% 366 0.03%
ChevroletSpark 1 N/A-99.7% 13 -99.3% 1,779 0.01%
Mitsubishii - N/A-100.0% 6 -70.0% 20 0.00%
Total BEV 8,814 9.7%14.8% 44,228 29.2% 34,245
Total Auto Sales 1,464,277 -3.0%-3.2% 8,401,715 -2.2% 8,593,800
Overall BEV Take Rate0.60%0.53%0.40%
* Estimated
** Breakdown between electric and range extended model is not available.

June 2017 Compressed Natural Gas Car Sales Numbers

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

U.S. Compressed Natural Gas sales for June 2017

MfgrModel 6-17 Sales vs. 5-17 vs. 6-16 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 1,464,277 -3.0%-3.2% 8,401,715 -2.2% 8,593,800
Overall CNG Take Rate0.00%0.00%0.00%

June 2017 Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Car Sales Numbers

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles sold in the U.S. (June 2017): 180
Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Take-Rate: 0.01%

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

MfgrModel 6-17 Sales vs. 5-17 vs. 6-16 CY 2017 CY 17 vs 16 CY 2016 Current Month US Share
ToyotaMirai 129 -20.4%222.5% 708 224.8% 218 71.67%
HondaClarity 49 -58.8%N/A 294 N/A - 27.22%
HyundaiTucson 2 -50.0%-75.0% 20 -20.0% 25 1.11%
Total Fuel Cell 180 -136.8%275.0% 1,022 320.6% 243
Total Auto Sales 1,464,277 -3.0%-3.2% 8,401,715 -2.2% 8,593,800
Overall Fuel Cell Take Rate0.01%0.01%0.00%

June 2017 Diesel Car Sales Numbers

Diesels sold in the U.S. (June 2017): 7,830
Diesel Take-Rate: 0.53

U.S. Diesel sales for June 2017

MfgrModel 6-17 Sales vs. 5-17 vs. 6-16 CY 2017 CY 17 vs 16 CY 2016 Current Month US Share
FordTransit Diesel* 3,789 -21.6%-25.0% 23,243 -15.4% 27,468 48.39%
ChevroletColorado Diesel 784 17.7%-0.6% 4,078 27.4% 3,202 10.01%
VolkswagenGolf Sportwagon Diesel 565 -68.9%N/A 3,801 N/A - 7.22%
VolkswagenPassat Diesel 419 -63.5%N/A 2,335 N/A - 5.35%
BMW X5 Diesel 360 31.9%40.1% 1,322 5.3% 1,255 4.60%
VolkswagenJetta Diesel 352 -62.4%N/A 1,926 N/A - 4.50%
GMCCanyon Diesel 290 -6.5%-13.4% 1,792 26.3% 1,419 3.70%
Land RoverRange Rover Sport 221 -3.1%-4.3% 1,738 4.2% 1,668 2.82%
Land RoverRange Rover 175 5.4%0.0% 1,403 4.2% 1,346 2.23%
BMW 3-Series Diesel 152 10.1%11.8% 772 -11.0% 867 1.94%
VolkswagenGolf Diesel 149 -66.6%N/A 595 N/A - 1.90%
ChevroletCruze Diesel 142 36.5%343.8% 364 59.0% 229 1.81%
JaguarXE 127 1.6%N/A 1,049 N/A - 1.62%
JaguarF-Pace 112 -36.0%N/A 1,368 N/A - 1.43%
VolkswagenBeetle Diesel 62 -31.9%N/A 197 N/A - 0.79%
JaguarXF 55 3.8%N/A 258 N/A - 0.70%
RamPromaster Van Diesel 37 -11.9%76.2% 206 26.4% 163 0.47%
AudiA3 Diesel 27 -10.0%N/A 63 N/A - 0.34%
MercedesGLS-Class Diesel 3 N/AN/A 3 N/A - 0.04%
BMW X3 Diesel 2 N/A-96.7% 24 -95.9% 583 0.03%
MercedesE-Class Diesel 2 -50.0%-94.3% 22 -96.0% 551 0.03%
MercedesGL-Class Diesel 2 0.0%-96.5% 19 -97.2% 690 0.03%
MercedesGLE-Class Diesel 2 N/A-98.7% 13 -98.2% 712 0.03%
BMW 5-Series Diesel 1 N/A-98.4% 41 -92.0% 513 0.01%
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 7-Series Diesel - N/AN/A - -100.0% 2 0.00%
JeepGrand Cherokee Diesel - N/A-100.0% 725 -64.0% 2,014 0.00%
MaseratiGhibli - N/AN/A - N/A - 0.00%
MercedesC-Class Diesel - N/AN/A 10 N/A - 0.00%
MercedesGLK Class Diesel - N/A-100.0% - -100.0% 29 0.00%
MercedesML Class Diesel - N/AN/A 4 -81.8% 22 0.00%
Porsche Cayenne Diesel - N/AN/A - -100.0% 18 0.00%
RamRam Pickup Diesel* - N/A-100.0% 648 -97.4% 25,278 0.00%
VolkswagenTouareg Diesel - N/AN/A 1 N/A - 0.00%
Total Diesel 7,830 -32.4%-35.9% 48,020 -29.4% 68,029
Total Auto Sales 1,464,277 -3.0%-3.2% 8,401,715 -2.2% 8,593,800
Overall Diesel Take Rate0.53%0.57%0.79%
* Estimated

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