Hybrid Cars has released its March 2018 monthly sales report, with March sales increasing off of February’s numbers, and coming in stronger than March of last year. PHEVs and EVs contributed to the year on year increase in sales, while hybrid sales fell off of last year.
There were 28,518 hybrids sold in March, a 10.7% decline off of last year. However, the almost 30k models sold represented a more than 14% increase off of February.
10,882 PHEVs were sold in March, with the Toyota Prius and Chevy Volt leading the pack. As Hybrid Cars notes, the Prius had its best month ever. The Honda Clarity Plug-in also sold well with over one thousand vehicles sold.
The Tesla Model 3 and Chevy Bolt led electric vehicle sales to 14,480 models in total, a 42.4% increase compared to March of 2017. Though Tesla is still struggling to catch up to its planned production numbers, it is selling well. Read more.