It seems like US electric sales continue to climb to new heights in 2017. Growing 59% year over year, approximately 12.000 electric cars were sold across the country, accounting for approximately 1% of US auto sales.
Tesla and GM are pulling the market forward. Even with GM and Tesla taking the biggest part of the market, Toyota Prius stays on top. Essentially, Tesla and GM are pulling the market forward. The Nissan LEAF — introduced all the way back in 2011 — is still hanging in well above the crowd as well, though. Again, its success relative to other models is quite simply due to its wide availability, the fact that it was designed to be a competitive electric car from the ground up, and some decent marketing/promotion.