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 November were strong, but down from the previous two months which “enjoyed” replacement demand due to the two late summer hurricanes that hit Texas and Florida. Incentives were high which enabled a high rate of sales. All categories except diesel were up from October, while all categories were up from last November. Year-to-date, sales for each category were up with the exception of diesels.

November was a good month for battery electric vehicles, with the Bolt EV hitting another all-time high (the last three months have been between 2500 and 3000). Sales of the Model X exceeded the Model S (an unusual result), as Tesla sought to improve cash flow by focusing on high-end versions of the Model X. Production of the Model 3 continued to struggle and sales were therefore modest. It appears that some bottlenecks may break loose in December, but that may be too late for sales to be at higher levels until January. Of course, we do expect the “normal” sales increase for the Model S and X in the last month of the quarter. The Honda Clarity BEV had a good month, selling almost 500 units. The LEAF had another poor month as deals are widely available on the current model which will be replaced early in 2018 with a new model with higher range. Volumes will increase again late next year when a higher-priced higher-range model becomes available. Year-to-date, sales of the Model S are actually down from year-ago. Tesla and GM dominate the category, with over three-quarters of sales attributable to these two automakers.

SEE ALSO: October 2017 Dashboard

Plug in hybrids surged from last month, and were also up from last November. The Prius Prime and Chevy Volt continued to pace the category, and both models enjoyed increases from last month. The Volt has moderated in recent months, although sales did increase in November. BMW is finding success with a range of mainstream products, namely the 3-, 5-, 7-Series, and the X5. In fact, BMW currently has the highest market share in the category, but Toyota, GM, and Ford are also major players. Production of the Ford C-Max Energi has been terminated, so sales will trail off until the inventory is gone.

The hybrid category had a “normal” month, meaning it is in line with recent results. The Prius Liftback returned to its top spot followed closely by the RAV4 and to a lesser degree, the Ford Fusion which was down from a strong October. The Prius Liftback has not fared well since its redesign, and Toyota continues to steer sales toward the Japanese market where it is a stellar performer. The Camry hybrid had a good month, and those results will continue since the underlying product and the hybrid version have benefited from the product redesign. We continue to provide actual sales for a number of new models including the Nissan Rogue and GMC Sierra, as we have recently obtained actual numbers. Volumes for the Buick Lacrosse are up and should continue to rise going forward as the mild hybrid technology is standard on most versions of the model.

The diesel segment continues to be relatively small, with the Ford Transit and the reappearance of the Ram Pickup (albeit still not fully available) leading the category. The GMC Terrain has appeared and the higher-volume Chevrolet Equinox should debut soon. While the Chevy Cruze diesel is for sales, volumes are modest and should improve in coming months.

November 2017 Hybrid Car Sales Numbers

Hybrids sold in the U.S. (November 2017): 30,075
Hybrid Take-Rate: 2.17%

U.S. Hybrid sales for November 2017

MfrModel 11-17 Sales vs. 10-17 vs. 11-16 CY 2017 CY 17 vs 16 CY 2016 Current Month US Share
ToyotaPrius Liftback 4,787 5.6%-34.3% 60,230 -33.9% 91,077 15.92%
ToyotaRAV4 4,349 -13.2%15.8% 45,713 13.4% 40,297 14.46%
FordFusion Hybrid 3,541 -30.4%5.0% 53,305 77.3% 30,071 11.77%
ToyotaCamry Hybrid 2,703 42.5%59.7% 18,072 -9.8% 20,046 8.99%
KiaNiro Hybrid 2,235 15.5%N/A 24,840 N/A - 7.43%
HondaAccord Hybrid 1,586 -13.4%-15.6% 20,848 244.3% 6,055 5.27%
KiaOptima Hybrid 1,404 99.1%231.9% 4,530 -21.1% 5,745 4.67%
ToyotaHighlander Hybrid 1,393 10.0%188.4% 15,258 207.7% 4,958 4.63%
FordC-Max Hybrid 939 -14.0%15.8% 9,270 -15.6% 10,982 3.12%
HyundaiIoniq Hybrid 939 7.9%N/A 9,936 N/A - 3.12%
ToyotaPrius C 854 -5.1%-37.8% 11,461 -39.1% 18,808 2.84%
LexusRX 400 / 450 h 753 11.6%13.1% 7,601 0.3% 7,576 2.50%
ToyotaPrius V 674 3.4%-36.3% 8,973 -33.4% 13,467 2.24%
HyundaiSonata 535 2.3%-71.3% 9,007 -48.8% 17,587 1.78%
LexusES Hybrid 508 43.1%17.1% 4,845 -29.9% 6,911 1.69%
LincolnMKZ 446 10.1%-19.2% 5,436 -17.0% 6,552 1.48%
LexusNX Hybrid 431 126.8%78.8% 2,592 4.5% 2,480 1.43%
NissanRogue Hybrid 361 19.1%N/A 664 N/A - 1.20%
ToyotaAvalon Hybrid 329 -12.3%-48.5% 4,544 -38.8% 7,425 1.09%
AcuraMDX Hybrid 301 48.3%N/A 1,579 N/A - 1.00%
BuickLacrosse Hybrid 300 581.8%867.7% 451 -39.0% 739 1.00%
ChevroletMalibu Hybrid 283 -5.7%-63.2% 4,082 15.1% 3,545 0.94%
GMCSierra Hybrid 222 64.4%N/A 735 73400.0% 1 0.74%
AcuraNSX Hybrid 83 -4.6%62.7% 525 161.2% 201 0.28%
InfinitiQ50 Hybrid 43 N/A-67.9% 814 -53.9% 1,766 0.14%
AcuraRLX Hybrid 36 38.5%9.1% 223 9.3% 204 0.12%
HondaCR-Z 17 -5.6%-88.4% 686 -68.5% 2,178 0.06%
LexusLC 500h 9 -40.0%N/A 107 N/A - 0.03%
LexusCT200h 8 -20.0%-98.5% 4,681 -41.0% 7,935 0.03%
InfinitiQ70 Hybrid 4 0.0%-42.9% 54 -49.1% 106 0.01%
HondaCivic Hybrid 1 -50.0%-93.3% 63 -93.5% 973 0.00%
LexusGS 450h 1 N/A0.0% 47 -26.6% 64 0.00%
AcuraILX Hybrid - N/AN/A - -100.0% 1 0.00%
AudiQ5 Hybrid - N/AN/A - -100.0% 18 0.00%
BMW ActiveHybrid 5 (535ih) - N/AN/A - -100.0% 18 0.00%
BMW 7-Series ActiveHybrid - N/AN/A - -100.0% 1 0.00%
BuickRegal Hybrid - N/AN/A 6 -86.4% 44 0.00%
ChevroletImpala Hybrid - N/AN/A 1 -97.1% 35 0.00%
HondaInsight - N/A-100.0% 3 -95.5% 66 0.00%
InfinitiQX60 Hybrid - N/A-100.0% 298 -70.6% 1,015 0.00%
LexusLS 600h - N/A-100.0% - -100.0% 38 0.00%
MercedesE400H - N/A-100.0% 3 -78.6% 14 0.00%
NissanPathfinder Hybrid - N/A-100.0% 389 -46.1% 722 0.00%
SubaruXV Crosstrek Hybrid - N/A-100.0% 45 -97.9% 2,148 0.00%
VolkswagenJetta Hybrid - -100.0%-100.0% 70 -89.3% 653 0.00%
Total Hybrid 30,075 2.1%5.6% 331,987 6.2% 312,522
Total Auto Sales 1,383,224 2.5%1.0% 15,534,750 -1.6% 15,783,209
Overall Hybrid Take Rate2.17%2.14%1.98%

November 2017 Plug-in Hybrid Car Sales Numbers

Plug-in Hybrids sold in the U.S. (November 2017): 8,403
Plug-in Hybrid Take-Rate: 0.61%

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

MfgrModel 11-17 Sales vs. 10-17 vs. 11-16 CY 2017 CY 17 vs 16 CY 2016 Current Month U.S. Share
ToyotaPrius Prime 1,834 12.8%134.8% 18,516 2122.8% 833 21.83%
ChevroletVolt 1,702 25.0%-32.8% 18,412 -12.5% 21,048 20.25%
BMWX5 929 182.4%113.1% 4,517 -16.8% 5,426 11.06%
BMW5-Series Plug in 872 46.3%N/A 3,066 N/A - 10.38%
FordFusion Energi 731 -1.3%-59.8% 8,757 -41.0% 14,839 8.70%
FordC-Max Energi 523 -8.1%-27.5% 7,704 15.5% 6,668 6.22%
BMW3-Series Plug in 477 55.4%121.9% 3,778 490.3% 640 5.68%
ChryslerPacifica 264 73.7%N/A 2,758 N/A - 3.14%
KiaOptima Plug In 213 -9.4%N/A 1,378 N/A - 2.53%
VolvoXC90 Plug In 204 17.2%26.7% 1,860 2.4% 1,816 2.43%
BMW7-Series Plug in 120 118.2%566.7% 640 1322.2% 45 1.43%
MiniCountryman Plug In 96 71.4%N/A 403 N/A - 1.14%
HyundaiSonata Plug In* 91 -17.3%-66.9% 989 -64.0% 2,750 1.08%
VolvoXC60 Plug In 82 -18.0%N/A 357 N/A - 0.98%
BMWi8 44 33.3%-74.6% 408 -72.1% 1,461 0.52%
MercedesGLE 550e Hybrid 41 412.5%36.7% 381 157.4% 148 0.49%
AudiA3 Plug In 38 123.5%-90.4% 2,607 -29.4% 3,691 0.45%
PorscheCayenne S E-Hybrid 38 -47.9%-78.8% 1,551 -20.8% 1,959 0.45%
VolvoS90 Plug In 32 14.3%N/A 65 N/A - 0.38%
CadillacCT6 29 7.4%N/A 172 N/A - 0.35%
MercedesS550 Plug In 22 37.5%-57.7% 640 33.6% 479 0.26%
MercedesC350We Plug-in Hybrid 16 -67.3%N/A 803 N/A - 0.19%
PorschePanamera S E-Hybrid 5 150.0%-94.3% 18 -95.4% 390 0.06%
CadillacELR - N/A-100.0% 17 -96.8% 531 0.00%
Total PHEV 8,403 25.0%6.7% 79,797 27.2% 62,724
Total Auto Sales 1,383,224 2.5%1.0% 15,534,750 -1.6% 15,783,209
Overall PHEV Rate0.61%0.51%0.40%
* Estimated

November 2017 Battery Electric Car Sales Numbers

Battery Electrics sold in the U.S. (November 2017): 8,440
Battery Electric Take-Rate: 0.61%

U.S. Battery Electric sales for November 2017

MfgrModel 11-17 Sales vs. 10-17 vs. 11-16 CY 2017 CY 17 vs 16 CY 2016 Current Month U.S. Share
ChevroletBolt EV 2,987 7.4%N/A 20,070 N/A - 35.39%
TeslaModel X* 1,800 100.0%28.6% 18,300 24.3% 14,728 21.33%
TeslaModel S* 1,400 27.3%-22.2% 21,700 -9.0% 23,856 16.59%
HondaClarity BEV 464 1264.7%N/A 599 N/A - 5.50%
TeslaModel 3* 350 133.3%N/A 720 N/A - 4.15%
VWe-Golf 289 42.4%-5.2% 3,191 -8.7% 3,494 3.42%
BMWi3** 283 -58.7%-55.0% 5,604 -18.0% 6,834 3.35%
Fiat500e* 235 -2.1%-18.1% 3,136 -11.5% 3,545 2.78%
KiaSoul EV 207 -1.4%15.6% 1,953 27.6% 1,531 2.45%
NissanLeaf 175 -17.8%-88.0% 11,128 -8.1% 12,107 2.07%
FordFocus EV 121 5.2%83.3% 1,704 121.0% 771 1.43%
SmartforTwo EV 68 -6.8%44.7% 415 -32.7% 617 0.81%
MercedesB-Class Electric 31 -47.5%-40.4% 633 9.5% 578 0.37%
HyundaiIoniq EV 23 -17.9%N/A 353 N/A - 0.27%
ChevroletSpark 7 N/A-82.1% 21 -99.3% 3,018 0.08%
Mitsubishii - N/A-100.0% 6 -93.4% 91 0.00%
Total BEV 8,440 24.3%34.7% 89,533 25.8% 71,170
Total Auto Sales 1,383,224 2.5%1.0% 15,534,750 -1.6% 15,783,209
Overall BEV Take Rate0.61%0.58%0.45%
* Estimated
** Breakdown between electric and range extended model is not available.

November 2017 Compressed Natural Gas Car Sales Numbers

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

U.S. Compressed Natural Gas sales for November 2017

MfgrModel 11-17 Sales vs. 10-17 vs. 11-16 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 1,383,224 2.5%1.0% 15,534,750 -1.6% 15,783,209
Overall CNG Take Rate0.00%0.00%0.00%

November 2017 Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Car Sales Numbers

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles sold in the U.S. (November 2017): 249
Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Take-Rate: 0.02%

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

MfgrModel 11-17 Sales vs. 10-17 vs. 11-16 CY 2017 CY 17 vs 16 CY 2016 Current Month US Share
ToyotaMirai 249 0.0%137.1% 1,542 68.0% 918 100.00%
HyundaiTucson - -100.0%N/A 27 -30.8% 39 0.00%
HondaClarity - N/AN/A 432 N/A - 0.00%
Total Fuel Cell 249 -101.2%137.1% 2,001 109.1% 957
Total Auto Sales 1,383,224 2.5%1.0% 15,534,750 -1.6% 15,783,209
Overall Fuel Cell Take Rate0.02%0.01%0.01%

November 2017 Diesel Car Sales Numbers

Diesels sold in the U.S. (November 2017): 7,752
Diesel Take-Rate: 0.56%

U.S. Diesel sales for November 2017

MfgrModel 11-17 Sales vs. 10-17 vs. 11-16 CY 2017 CY 17 vs 16 CY 2016 Current Month US Share
FordTransit Diesel* 3,798 5.4%47.0% 40,243 -11.7% 45,567 48.99%
RamRam Pickup Diesel* 1,417 -17.3%298.0% 5,291 -84.5% 34,040 18.28%
ChevroletColorado Diesel 594 -37.9%-33.0% 8,231 7.1% 7,686 7.66%
BMW X5 Diesel 384 49.4%2460.0% 2,876 68.1% 1,711 4.95%
GMCCanyon Diesel 241 -20.7%-55.2% 3,298 -4.0% 3,436 3.11%
Land RoverRange Rover Sport 190 1.6%-3.6% 2,829 -2.9% 2,913 2.45%
ChevroletCruze Diesel 188 -9.2%9300.0% 1,419 458.7% 254 2.43%
BMW 3-Series Diesel 149 8.0%55.2% 1,478 12.9% 1,309 1.92%
GMCTerrain Diesel 148 131.3%N/A 239 N/A - 1.91%
Land RoverRange Rover 145 0.7%-22.0% 2,168 -6.7% 2,323 1.87%
JaguarF-Pace 125 14.7%-65.8% 2,105 264.8% 577 1.61%
Land RoverRange Rover Velar 103 22.6%N/A 269 N/A - 1.33%
JaguarXF 68 -52.4%240.0% 701 3405.0% 20 0.88%
JaguarXE 54 -22.9%-46.0% 1,496 559.0% 227 0.70%
VolkswagenPassat Diesel 46 -55.3%N/A 3,039 N/A - 0.59%
RamPromaster Van Diesel 26 0.0%-44.7% 370 5.7% 350 0.34%
VolkswagenGolf Sportwagon Diesel 25 -80.6%N/A 4,467 N/A - 0.32%
VolkswagenBeetle Diesel 15 36.4%N/A 308 N/A - 0.19%
AudiQ7 Diesel 9 N/AN/A 9 N/A - 0.12%
VolkswagenJetta Diesel 8 -86.2%N/A 2,281 N/A - 0.10%
AudiA3 Diesel 7 40.0%N/A 123 N/A - 0.09%
VolkswagenGolf Diesel 6 -78.6%N/A 749 N/A - 0.08%
Porsche Cayenne Diesel 3 N/AN/A 3 -83.3% 18 0.04%
MercedesGL-Class Diesel 1 -66.7%-80.0% 35 -95.8% 830 0.01%
MercedesGLE-Class Diesel 1 0.0%-92.9% 18 -98.1% 962 0.01%
MercedesML Class Diesel 1 -50.0%0.0% 11 -59.3% 27 0.01%
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 - N/A-100.0% 41 -94.6% 754 0.00%
BMW 7-Series Diesel - N/AN/A - -100.0% 2 0.00%
BMW X3 Diesel - N/A-100.0% 28 -96.1% 717 0.00%
JeepGrand Cherokee Diesel - N/A-100.0% 725 -80.9% 3,788 0.00%
MaseratiGhibli - N/AN/A - N/A - 0.00%
MercedesC-Class Diesel - N/A-100.0% 10 42.9% 7 0.00%
MercedesE-Class Diesel - N/A-100.0% 26 -96.0% 654 0.00%
MercedesGLS-Class Diesel - N/AN/A 3 -57.1% 7 0.00%
MercedesGLK Class Diesel - N/A-100.0% 3 -90.3% 31 0.00%
VolkswagenTouareg Diesel - N/AN/A 1 N/A - 0.00%
Total Diesel 7,752 -7.1%33.8% 84,893 -21.5% 108,210
Total Auto Sales 1,383,224 2.5%1.0% 15,534,750 -1.6% 15,783,209
Overall Diesel Take Rate0.56%0.55%0.69%
* Estimated