Top 8 Most Popular Electric Cars for 2019
Electric cars are still growing in popularity all over the world. Numerous manufacturers are competing for traction, as the number of choices grows even larger over time. Contrary to what some people might expect, the overall number of sales in the US appears to be increasing, which is on par with how the global sales figures factor in at this time.
While it is evident most of the electric cars being sold are linked to Tesla, there are a lot of other manufacturers in the block. Chevrolet’s first model in the top 8 at this time comes in the form of the Chevrolet Volt. With 2,925 units sold in the first four months of 2019, things are heading in the right direction. Especially March was a good month with 1,230 units finding a new owner. During the first four months of 2019, a total of 82,494 EVs were sold. That means the Chevrolet Volt represents a market share of 3.547%.
It would appear the Nissan LEAF continues to impress a lot of consumers in the US. With 3,636 units sold throughout the first four months of 2019, Nissan seems to be meeting expectations in terms of sales figures. Similar to the Chevrolet Volt, the Nissan LEAF saw a very good month in March, yet its April sales are very impressive as well. At this time, the Nissan LEAF represents a market share of 4.407%. A more than respectable figure, but there is always room for improvements.
Not too many people will be surprised there are multiple Tesla models on this list in 2019. Even though the Tesla Model S is the “least popular” of the three, it still notes a total of 4,450 units sold between January and April of 2019. Over half of those units were sold in March, which was a very impressive month for virtually all electric cars in the United States. At this time, the Tesla Model S represents a market share of 5.394%.
In terms of sales figures, the Honda Clarity PHEV had an impressive first quarter of 2019. During April, however, the sales figures started dropping off slightly, although they still look healthy overall. By moving 4,697 units overall, this model has successfully made it into the top five without too many problems. The Honda Clarity PHEV represents a market share of 5.686%, albeit the Tesla Model S is not that far behind.
The second version of the popular Tesla line is making a name for itself in the world of electric cars. Despite a rocky start in January and February, the sales numbers more than doubled in March and have halved again ever since. Even so, a total of 4,900 units have been sold in the US, and the model notes four-digit sales figures for two months in a row. The market share of the Tesla Model X sits at 5.94% at the time of writing.
The other Chevrolet electric vehicle on this list seems to be doing slightly better compared to the Bolt. People have taken a liking to the Chevrolet Bolt EV, as 5,226 units have been sold during the first four months of 2019. Despite prominent sales in February and March, it seems things have returned to January levels in April, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. The Chevrolet Bolt EV currently represents a market share of 6.33%, which puts it well ahead of the Tesla Model X.
It is nearly impossible for any electric vehicle manufacturer to maintain the sales figure growth enjoyed throughout March of 2019. As far as the Toyota Prius Prime is concerned, the model models four-digit sales figures every single month of the year so far. A total of 5,547 units has found a new home so far, which means the model has a market share of 6.724%. It will be difficult to dethrone the king of the hill, though.
As is to be expected, the Tesla Model 3 remains the most popular electric vehicle in the United States in early 2019. Its sales figures seem to be on the rise since March, which is all the company could ask for at this time. Between January and April of 2019, a total of 32,475 Tesla Model 3 units were sold, which is very impressive. This also confirms the model’s market share remains a lot higher compared to the rest, as it sits at 39.66%. On a side note, that also means nearly 52% of all electric cars sold in the United States this year are a Tesla.