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Published on May 24th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan


Visualization: 2012–2019 US Electric Car Sales (This Is A Must See)

May 24th, 2019 by  

I don’t have a ton to write about this, but the visualization below is a must see. Mase Goslin had some free time on his hands, pulled 2012–2019 US EV sales data from InsideEVs, and created the following visualization with the data:

Also available with music:

Updated visualization by brand (not model):

The whole visualization is fun to watch, especially as someone who has covered the electric vehicle market professionally since 2012 or so, but there’s clearly a special 13 seconds at the end of the visualization when a certain bar on the charts starts rising rapidly. It looks like Super Mario jumping over a bunch of mushrooms or something.

Of course, seeing this chart updated in a year or so will be a ton of fun as well — the Tesla Model 3 bar will grow like bamboo. On the other hand, once of the great things about the early years was the neck-and-neck competition between the Nissan LEAF and Chevy Volt on the sales charts. There is no such fun right now and it’s quite depressing to see how much smaller non–Model 3 sales are. I guess we can count on a competition like that returning once the Tesla Model Y is on the market and production ramps up. Will it ever catch the Model 3 in cumulative US sales? If so, how long will it take.

Give a thanks to Mase Goslin for creating this fun visualization by retweeting his tweet here.

For more on Tesla sales, see:

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is tryin' to help society help itself one word at a time. He spends most of his time here on CleanTechnica as its director, chief editor, and CEO. Zach is recognized globally as an electric vehicle, solar energy, and energy storage expert. He has presented about cleantech at conferences in India, the UAE, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, the Netherlands, the USA, Canada, and Curaçao. Zach has long-term investments in NIO [NIO], Tesla [TSLA], and Xpeng [XPEV]. But he does not offer (explicitly or implicitly) investment advice of any sort.

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