US sales 2015 Q1-Q3 Alternative Power segment

US Alternative Power

Sales in the Alternative Power segment continued falling in Q3 2015 at 17% compared to the same period last year, even faster than the 12% fall in the first half of the year. It is clear that low gas prices are bad news for this segment…


  • Toyota’s Prius line-up continues to dominate this segment, accounting for almost 2/3rds of all sales
  • Tesla Model S came within 1,000 units of outselling the Ford C-Max in Q3 2015, and may yet begin outselling the aging hybrid model in 2016
  • In fact, the only models to record rising sales in the last quarter were premium models: Tesla Model S (up 4%), BMW i3 (up 43%), Mercedes-Benz electric B-class (up 228%) and BMW i8 (up 809%)
  • Nissan Leaf’s sales collapse in the last quarter, ending up almost 60% down on Q3 2014
  • Chevy Volt’s sales were also down almost 40% compared to Q4 2014, although in this case this could be put down to consumers waiting for the new model to become available

2015 Q1Q3 Alternative Power

About Krzysztof Wozniak

Kriss grew up in Poland reading German car magazines, before moving to England and graduating to the British magazines, which he still considers the best in the world and continues reading them after he’d moved to the US. In college he promised himself he’s buy himself a used Porsche before he turned 30 (not to be accused of having a mid-life crisis), but instead family needs dictated a Subaru Outback. Still waiting for that perfect moment to buy a used 2008-ish Cayman…
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