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The number of fuel cell vehicles available to consumers and on the road continues to grow as exhibited by sales and lease volumes. It must be noted that fuel cell vehicle sales (including leases) are currently only offered in select areas that have hydrogen refueling infrastructure—mainly in California. For this reason, fuel cell vehicle sales do not directly reflect consumer demand, and sales volumes should not be compared to sales volumes of mainstream vehicles that are sold in all 50 states. Of the three publicly available fuel cell models, the Toyota Mirai has sold 2,158 units.

Cumulative U.S. Fuel Cell Vehicle Sales, June 2014–September 2017

Cumulative U.S. vehicle sales of the Hyundai Tucson (beginning in June 2014), Toyota Mirai (beginning in July 2015), and Honda Clarity (beginning in January 2017). The Mirai results show a spike in sales from July to August 2016.

Note: Vehicle leases are counted as vehicle sales. The Dec-14 data point reflects cumulative sales from June 2014 through December 2014. The Dec-15 data point reflects cumulative sales for all of 2015. 

Sources: Argonne National Laboratory, Light Duty Electric Drive Vehicles Monthly Sales Updates, September 2017.

Read an explanation of the Mirai sales spike.

Fact #17-01 Supporting Data

Month-YearHyundai TucsonToyota MiraiHonda Clarity
Dec-145500
Dec-1579800
Jan-16811060
Feb-16841360
Mar-16881770
Apr-16922180
May-16962580
Jun-161042980
Jul-161123500
Aug-161147210
Sep-161187900
Oct-161188930
Nov-161189980
Dec-161191,1140
Jan-171211,19742
Feb-171261,30769
Mar-171281,42591
Apr-171331,531126
May-171371,693245
Jun-171391,822294
Jul-171401,904376
Aug-171401,974433
Sep-171432,158447