Best-selling plug-in electric cars in the United States 2018

In 2018, the Tesla Model 3 was the best-selling plug-in electric car model in the United States at approximately 140,000 units. U.S. sales of Tesla-badged vehicles reached unprecedented levels in 2018, making the California-based carmaker the reigning king of the U.S. electric vehicle market. In 2018, Tesla also sold over 25,700 Model S vehicles to customers in the United States. The 779 horsepower car is equipped with a 100 kilowatt hour lithium-ion battery and has a range of 335 miles for its long range version, the 100D, according to the manufacturer.

Strong electric vehicle market

Tesla generated just under 15 billion U.S. dollars in revenue in the United States alone in the fiscal year of 2018. The demand for electric vehicles is projected to rise over the next two decades with worldwide revenues estimated to grow from 119 billion U.S. dollars in 2017 to reach 567 billion U.S. dollars in 2025. Similarly, the number of environmentally-friendly cars in use, including both the hybrid and battery electric vehicles, reached around 3.3 million units in 2018. Infrastructure improvements, as well as the level of gasoline prices in many countries continues to influence demand for electric vehicles. In 2017, around 272.5 million vehicles were registered overall in the United States.

Best-selling plug-in electric cars in the United States in 2018, based on sales

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Release date

January 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2018

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