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
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