November 2013 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.

During a strong overall passenger vehicle sales month in November, alternative-energy vehicles are essentially moving forward as well, and new entries have been added to the roster.

Some of these new entries have no reported sales but the automaker reporting them has them now in its respective system, thus the notation.

In the regular hybrid category is the Chevrolet Impala with eAssist, Infiniti QX60 (formerly known as the JX, but hybrid just launched) and Nissan Pathfinder (no sales yet).

In the plug-in electrified (EV and PHEV) category is the Cadillac ELR pending sales beginning in January, and Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid. In Porsche’s case, the regular hybrid version is discontinued, and some of its (very modest) sales Porsche has moved over to the plug-in category as the E-Hybrid takes over, and regular hybrid drops off.

A new diesel in the list now is the Audi A8.

The Volt and Leaf have sold at similar levels over the last several months, roughly 2,000 per vehicle per month. Both of these vehicles have been constrained by production limitations, which we expect will decline in coming months.

Tesla volumes – conservatively estimated at 1,400 and this is less than the 1,550 we’ve seen others estimate – should increase in coming months as production increases and the initial supply of the European market is satisfied. Initial sales to the Asian market will moderate U.S. sales growth at that time.

Since August, plug-in vehicles have ranged from 0.7 to 0.8 percent of total U.S. passenger vehicle sales.

Plug-ins declined last month at a greater rate than the overall market, but year-over-year they continue to show strong increases.

The number of hybrids continues to increase, as mentioned above, with Chevrolet adding the Impala and the QX60 being added by the Infiniti (with the Nissan Pathfinder coming soon). Hybrids grew as compared to last month and year-to-date results also show stronger growth than the overall market.

Sales of the Malibu hybrid continue to decline, as the mild hybrid is being replaced by a lower cost standard model with stop/start technology (volumes for this model are not available) that offers high fuel economy to a broader range of buyers.

Volumes on the Accord Hybrid are increasing and will continue to do so, supplementing the low volume plug-in hybrid version of the Accord. Conversely, volumes on the Camry hybrid are down somewhat in line with the decline in the overall sales of the Camry. These results are of course due to increasing competition in the midsize segment including the Ford Fusion, Honda Accord, Nissan Altima, and Chevy Malibu.

Over the last three months, Prius sales have been down somewhat based both on new competition and a shift in demand to trucks as a result of fleet sales and lower fuel prices. Nonetheless, the Prius family continues to pace the segment.

The VW Jetta and Passat continue to lead the clean diesel segment, although falling sales of the Passat have also affected diesel volumes. Nonetheless, diesel share of each of these vehicles is running at around 25 to 35 percent. Cruze diesel share is running around 3 percent as there is a significant price premium for the model.

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November 2013 Hybrid Car Sales Numbers

Hybrids sold in the U.S. (November 2013): 36,085
Hybrid Take-Rate: 2.91%

U.S. Hybrid sales for November 2013

MfrModel 11-13 Sales vs. 10-13 vs. 11-12 CY 2013 CY 13 vs 12 CY 12 US Hybrid Share
ToyotaPrius Liftback 9,801 19.0%9.8% 135,291 0.2% 134,967 27.16%
ToyotaPrius C 3,001 -1.1%-3.9% 39,169 20.2% 32,582 8.32%
ToyotaCamry Hybrid 2,994 3.1%-23.9% 41,722 1.2% 41,213 8.30%
FordFusion Hybrid 2,769 7.5%51.0% 34,502 217.8% 10,856 7.67%
ToyotaPrius V 2,227 -1.2%-17.2% 32,879 -12.7% 37,677 6.17%
HyundaiSonata 1,866 41.6%17.4% 19,640 4.0% 18,880 5.17%
ToyotaAvalon Hybrid 1,532 9.6%N/A 14,988 N/A - 4.25%
FordC-Max Hybrid 1,457 1.3%-59.4% 26,855 253.5% 7,596 4.04%
LexusES Hybrid 1,393 1.9%-2.2% 14,856 187.1% 5,175 3.86%
KiaOptima Hybrid 1,233 7.1%81.1% 12,929 38.5% 9,333 3.42%
LexusRX 400 / 450 h 1,105 -12.2%13.8% 10,154 -6.2% 10,829 3.06%
HondaCivic Hybrid 1,031 -11.0%94.5% 7,007 5.5% 6,644 2.86%
LexusCT200h 1,002 19.0%-20.7% 13,284 -17.4% 16,073 2.78%
LincolnMKZ 852 18.8%202.1% 6,715 16.9% 5,746 2.36%
HondaAccord Hybrid 530 2204.3%N/A 553 N/A - 1.47%
BuickLacrosse Hybrid 430 -22.1%-40.6% 6,686 -40.3% 11,191 1.19%
ChevroletMalibu Hybrid 425 -48.1%-59.2% 13,513 -11.6% 15,283 1.18%
HondaInsight 402 -13.2%68.9% 4,384 -20.8% 5,536 1.11%
VolkswagenJetta Hybrid 394 -40.8%N/A 5,295 N/A - 1.09%
ToyotaHighlander Hybrid 332 0.3%-31.5% 4,798 -10.0% 5,333 0.92%
InfinitiQX60 Hybrid 302 N/AN/A 302 N/A - 0.84%
HondaCR-Z 295 -9.2%20.9% 4,166 5.5% 3,949 0.82%
BuickRegal Hybrid 187 5.1%-11.4% 2,800 17.5% 2,383 0.52%
InfinitiQ50 Hybrid 118 131.4%N/A 216 N/A - 0.33%
PorscheCayenne Hybrid 58 -1.7%-46.3% 560 -48.9% 1,096 0.16%
BMW ActiveHybrid 3 (335ih) 56 19.1%-49.1% 818 217.1% 258 0.16%
BMW ActiveHybrid 5 (535ih) 47 46.9%-51.5% 468 35.3% 346 0.13%
AcuraILX Hybrid 44 -67.9%-74.7% 1,417 66.1% 853 0.12%
AudiQ5 Hybrid 38 -32.1%-57.8% 811 448.0% 148 0.11%
InfinitiM Hybrid 33 -2.9%-53.5% 442 -28.1% 615 0.09%
ChevroletTahoe Hybrid 28 7.7%-41.7% 345 -25.6% 464 0.08%
LexusGS 450h 25 -26.5%-58.3% 478 -13.9% 555 0.07%
MercedesE400H 20 -9.1%N/A 262 N/A - 0.06%
ChevroletImpala Hybrid 16 220.0%N/A 21 N/A - 0.04%
Cadillac Escalade Hybrid 13 -7.1%-75.5% 365 -40.9% 618 0.04%
GMC Yukon Hybrid 10 -33.3%-85.7% 269 -45.7% 495 0.03%
LexusLS 600h 5 -16.7%150.0% 109 127.1% 48 0.01%
ChevroletSilverado Hybrid 4 -33.3%-77.8% 99 -76.5% 422 0.01%
BMW 7-Series ActiveHybrid 3 -50.0%-57.1% 26 -88.5% 227 0.01%
GMC Sierra Hybrid 3 0.0%-98.2% 64 -80.4% 326 0.01%
MercedesS400HV Hybrid 3 N/A-25.0% 62 -44.1% 111 0.01%
VolkswagenTouareg Hybrid 1 0.0%-97.7% 116 -50.0% 232 0.00%
BMW X6 xDrive ActiveHybrid - N/A-100.0% - -100.0% 5 0.00%
FordEscape Hybrid - N/A-100.0% - -100.0% 1,359 0.00%
LexusHS 250h - N/A-100.0% 5 -99.2% 647 0.00%
MazdaTribute Hybrid - N/AN/A - -100.0% 90 0.00%
Mercedes ML450H - N/AN/A 11 -45.0% 20 0.00%
NissanAltima Hybrid - N/A-100.0% - -100.0% 103 0.00%
NissanPathfinder Hybrid - N/AN/A - N/A - 0.00%
PorschePanamera S Hybrid - N/A-100.0% 78 -85.1% 524 0.00%
Total Hybrid 36,085 7.5%3.1% 459,530 17.6% 390,808 100.00%
Total Auto Sales 1,238,362 3.1%8.6% 14,179,416 8.3% 13,090,025
Overall Hybrid Take Rate2.91%3.24%2.99%

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November 2013 Plug-in Electric Car Sales Numbers

Plug-in Electrics sold in the U.S. (November 2013): 8,833
Plug-in Electric Take-Rate: 0.71%

U.S. Plug-in Electric sales for November 2013

MfgrModel 11-13 Sales vs. 10-13 vs. 11-12 CY 2013 CY 13 vs 12 CY 12 US Plug-In Share
NissanLeaf 2,003 0.0%30.1% 20,081 141.1% 8,330 22.68%
ChevroletVolt 1,920 -5.0%26.4% 20,702 -0.6% 20,828 21.74%
TeslaModel S* 1,400 7.7%75.0% 16,950 946.3% 1,620 15.85%
ToyotaPrius Plug In 1,100 -47.5%-37.7% 11,169 -1.9% 11,389 12.45%
FordC-Max Energi 941 -13.8%-25.3% 6,327 351.0% 1,403 10.65%
FordFusion Energi 870 -20.0%N/A 5,298 N/A - 9.85%
SmartforTwo EV 153 37.8%5000.0% 756 443.9% 139 1.73%
FordFocus EV 130 13.0%-24.4% 1,580 205.0% 518 1.47%
ChevroletSpark 87 31.8%N/A 463 N/A - 0.98%
HondaAccord Plug In 68 -4.2%N/A 488 N/A - 0.77%
ToyotaRAV4 EV 62 -31.9%93.8% 1,068 662.9% 140 0.70%
Fiat500E 60 20.0%N/A 355 N/A - 0.68%
HondaFit EV 23 -42.5%-11.5% 518 600.0% 74 0.26%
Mitsubishii 12 -57.1%-71.4% 1,018 99.2% 511 0.14%
PorschePanamera S E-Hybrid 4 0.0%N/A 39 N/A - 0.05%
BMWActiveE - N/AN/A - -100.0% 671 0.00%
CadillacELR - N/AN/A - N/A - 0.00%
Total Plug-In 8,833 -13.2%23.4% 86,812 90.3% 45,623
Total Auto Sales 1,238,362 3.1%8.6% 14,179,416 8.3% 13,090,025
Overall Plug-In Take Rate0.71%0.61%0.35%

November 2013 Compressed Natural Gas Car Sales Numbers

Compressed Natural Gass sold in the U.S. (November 2013): 136
Compressed Natural Gas Take-Rate: 0.01%

U.S. Compressed Natural Gas sales for November 2013

MfgrModel 11-13 Sales vs. 10-13 vs. 11-12 CY 2013 CY 13 vs 12 CY 12 US CNG Share
HondaCivic 136 -40.6%-34.9% 2,080 69.5% 1,227 100.00%
Total CNG 136 -40.6%-34.9% 2,080 69.5% 1,227 100.00%
136 2,080 1,227
Total Auto Sales 1,238,362 3.1%8.6% 14,179,416 8.3% 13,090,025
Overall CNGTake Rate0.01%0.01%0.01%

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November 2013 Diesel Car Sales Numbers

Diesels sold in the U.S. (November 2013): 11,473
Diesel Take-Rate: 0.93%

U.S. Diesel sales for November 2013

MfrModel 11-13 Sales vs. 10-13 vs. 11-12 CY 2013 CY 13 vs 12 CY 12 US Diesel Share
VolkswagenJetta Diesel 2,936 -10.7%-11.5% 41,089 -8.2% 44,753 25.59%
VolkswagenPassat Diesel 2,432 0.7%-4.4% 32,754 37.4% 23,845 21.20%
BMW 3-Series Diesel 815 -2.9%40650.0% 2,273 219.2% 712 7.10%
ChevroletCruze Diesel 546 7.1%N/A 2,500 N/A - 4.76%
MercedesGL-Class Diesel 528 7.8%-34.7% 5,854 2.1% 5,734 4.60%
AudiQ5 Diesel 523 9.2%N/A 2,197 N/A - 4.56%
VolkswagenGolf Diesel 518 -1.5%-25.7% 7,124 -24.0% 9,379 4.51%
MercedesML Class Diesel 469 14.1%-14.9% 4,428 -7.8% 4,802 4.09%
Porsche Cayenne Diesel 412 -8.6%-2.6% 5,110 317.8% 1,223 3.59%
MercedesGLK Class Diesel 403 3.6%N/A 2,973 N/A - 3.51%
AudiQ7 Diesel 374 -2.1%12.0% 3,653 24.6% 2,931 3.26%
MercedesE-Class Diesel 298 36.1%66.5% 1,446 -31.3% 2,104 2.60%
BMW 5-Series Diesel 280 15.2%N/A 663 N/A - 2.44%
AudiA6 Diesel 265 10.0%N/A 983 N/A - 2.31%
VolkswagenTouareg Diesel 264 14.8%-35.9% 3,463 -19.7% 4,313 2.30%
VolkswagenBeetle Diesel 170 -19.8%-18.7% 2,782 307.9% 682 1.48%
AudiA7 Diesel 92 2.2%N/A 353 N/A - 0.80%
AudiA8 Diesel 90 7.1%N/A 682 N/A - 0.78%
BMW X5 Diesel 32 6.7%-96.6% 4,626 -50.0% 9,254 0.28%
MercedesS-Class Diesel 26 -3.7%-53.6% 378 -48.5% 734 0.23%
AudiA3 Diesel - -100.0%-100.0% 244 -93.3% 3,639 0.00%
JeepGrand Cherokee Diesel - N/AN/A - N/A - 0.00%
MercedesR-Class Diesel - N/A-100.0% 13 -96.4% 364 0.00%
Total Diesel 11,473 -0.7%7.8% 125,588 9.7% 114,469
Total Auto Sales 1,238,362 3.1%8.6% 14,179,416 8.3% 13,090,025
Overall Diesel Take Rate0.93%0.89%0.87%

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