Some 20,000 plug-in units were registered last month in the USA, a 47% increase YoY, pulling the 2018 count now at 75,000 units, a 35% growth over the same period last year, with the 2018 PEV share now at a record 1.4%. Will we see the PEV share cross 2% before Q4?
With the leader Tesla Model 3 slowly ramping up production, the Second Placed Toyota Prius Prime continues to impress, having delivered 2,626 units last month. The way things are going, it seems this years Best Seller awards are already attributed, with the BEV (and overall) award going to the Tesla Model 3, with the PHEV trophy going to the Prius Prime.
Looking elsewhere, there wasn't much to talk about in the first half of the table, with the only notable change being the Chevrolet Bolt climbing to Fourth Place.
In the secong half, things were more interesting, with the Porsche Cayenne PHEV joining the ranking, in #18, thanks to 265 deliveries, a new record for the Sports SUV, and underlining Porsche's great month, the recently arrived Panamera PHEV clocked 336 registrations in April, also a new record performance for the Sport Sedan.
Looking at the manufacturers ranking, Tesla (32%, down 1%) is high above the competition, with Chevrolet (14%) in the runner-up place, with Toyota (12%) not far from the GM brand, while BMW is Fourth, with 9%, down 1%.