September's U.S. sales total for semi-affordable sub-$40k MSRP PEVs:
BEV, 4,846, 47.4% (9 types: Bolt; LEAF; 500e; e-Golf; Soul EV; Focus Electric; Ionic BEV; Clarity BEV; Smart ED).
PHEV, 5,381, 52.6% (8 types: Volt; Prius Prime; Fusion Energi; C-Max Energi; A3 E-tron; Sonata PHEV; Optima PHV; Mini Countryman PHV)
Total sub-$40k PEV sales were up by 167 M-o-M, and BEV/PHEV % increased/decreased by 1.0% as the Bolt took the top spot with 2,632, followed by the Prime (1,899), Volt (1,453) and LEAF (1,055). 500e sales (most likely $79/month leases) are further down at 375, with the e-Golf dropping to 187 (from 307), the FFE does its usual 100+ (131) and the Soul EV dropped a bit to 255 (300). Ionic BEV sales remain tepid at 36, down from 66, and the Clarity BEV moved 52.
The C-Max Energi failed to outsell the Fusion Energi last month, 683 to 763, with the Fusion's sales virtually the sames and the C-Max's down slightly (from 705). The A-3 e-tron continued to drop, from 129 to 85, the Sonata and Optima PHEV twins were at 190 and 228 respectively, and bringing up the rear, the 'why bother' Mini Countryman PHV sold 80, down slightly from 86 last month.
August's U.S. sales total for affordable, sub-$30k MSRP PEVs:
BEV, 247* or 434, 8.7% or 14.4% (3 or 4 types: Focus Electric; IONIQ BEV, Smart ED or e-Golf)
PHEV, 2,582, 91.3% or 85.6% (2 types: Prius Prime; C-Max Energi)
Total 2,829* or 3,816. Decrease/increase of 8.2% or 2.5% for BEV/PHEV market share, respectively.
*Note that the first numbers all e-golfs were the bigger battery and more expensive version that moved it out of this category, although there were undoubtedly some of the 24kWh battery cars left, but don't have a breakdown. The 2nd numbers are if all e-Golfs were the small battery car.
*NOTE: the Clarity Electric is only available for lease, at $269/month. This would probably put it in with the sub-$40k but not the sub-$30k group.
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Guy [I have lots of experience designing/selling off-grid AE systems, some using EVs but don't own one. Local trips are by foot, bike and/or rapid transit].
The 'best' is the enemy of 'good enough'. Copper shot, not Silver bullets.