Hybrid Cars published its April 2018 Hybrid Sales report, with the month coming in lower than the previous year. As is becoming a trend, PHEVs and all-electric models did well year-on-year, while full hybrid sales decreased against the metric.
There were 25,019 hybrid cars sold in April, an 18% decrease from 2017 and a 12.8% decrease from March. Toyota again led the category with the Prius Liftback and RAV4 topping the sales counts. However, both models sold less than the previous month. Of the top ten hybrids by sales count, the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid showed the strongest growth, both from the previous year and from March.
9,807 PHEVs were sold in April, a 37.9% increase off of April 2017. However, the total volume was lower than March. The Toyota Prius Prime, Chevrolet Volt, and Honda Clarity PHEV led the category.
Battery electric cars continue their growing sales appeal to consumers, with 9,589 sold in April, a 60.9% increase off of this month last year. Tesla led the category with 3,800 Model 3s sold, a 3.3% increase from March. Chevrolet’s Bolt EV and Tesla’s Model S* rounded out the top 3.
Note, General Motors has stopped reporting monthly sales data, so Hybrid Cars has predicted their electrified vehicle sales. The automaker announced it will report its sales quarterly from now on. Read more.