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Cars US EV Sales 2014 poll

Published on March 23rd, 2014 | by Zachary Shahan

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Top-Selling Electric Car In US & Europe In 2014 Will Be…

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March 23rd, 2014 by Zachary Shahan
 
Results for my poll on what will be the “Top-Selling Electric Car In US & Europe In 2014″ are in. The winner for both locations isn’t a big surprise, but it’s interesting to see how the splits turned out, and the differences between the US & European results. Have a look:

US

US EV Sales 2014 poll

Nissan Leaf
56.64%
Tesla Model S
30.09%
Toyota Prius Plug-in
5.31%
Ford Fusion Energi
0%
Ford C-Max Energi
0%
Chevy Volt
5.31%
Other
2.65%

Germany + France + Netherlands + Norway

Europe EV Sales 2014 poll

Nissan Leaf
30.09%
Tesla Model S
23.01%
Renault Kangoo ZE
2.65%
Renault Zoe
9.73%
Volvo V60 Plug-in
0.88%
Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in
6.19%
BMW i3
13.27%
VW e-Up!
6.19%
VW e-Golf
5.31%
Other
2.65%

We’ll see how things turn out. :D

Again, for some info on sales to date, check out:

United States Electric Car Sales Update (February 2014 & YTD Sales)

Netherlands Electric Car Sales Update (February 2014 & YTD Sales)

Norway Electric Car Sales Update (February 2014 & YTD Sales)

Germany Electric Car Sales Update (February 2014 & YTD Sales)

France Electric Car Sales Update (February 2014 & YTD Sales)

And keep an eye on EV Obsession’s EV Sales channel for the latest sales reports.

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  • Jim Knowles

    No mention of the smart fortwo electric drive anywhere. Oh well. I’ll keep enjoying driving mine.

    • http://zacharyshahan.com/ Zachary Shahan

      Check out sales via the links provided. It doesn’t have a shot.

  • http://jpwhitehome.wordpress.com JP White

    Thanks for the poll. They are always fun to see how folks vote. We’ll see if the vote turns into reality or not.

    More vehicles for sale in Europe, does this mean Europe is more in tune with EV’s?

    • http://zacharyshahan.com/ Zachary Shahan

      Thanks. I enjoy them. :D Gets old just writing about my own opinions. ;)

  • Xiaolong Li

    Isn’t the poll or survey kind of “unscientific” if the size, standard deviation and confidence level aren’t provided?
    Is there a similar poll in the past? 2011, 2012 adn 2013? How often was the poll correct?

    • http://zacharyshahan.com/ Zachary Shahan

      Haha, this is just a fun poll for readers by readers.

      • Xiaolong Li

        Ok…. so it is just anyone’s guess out of thin air….

        • http://zacharyshahan.com/ Zachary Shahan

          Well, out of thin air and reading our obsessive coverage of EV sales, EV reviews, etc.

          • Xiaolong Li

            So, a “biased” guess out of “thickly tainted” air….

  • Ameen Mujtabaa

    I hope that Nissan Leaf sales stumble so the Tesla Model S can take the top spot in 2014. Hopefully the Model S and X take the top two to three spots.

    • Bob_Wallace

      I’d be fine with Tesla taking the top spot, but not by cannibalizing other electrics.

      Let Tesla steal market from luxury gasmobiles. And let’s hope the LEAF displaces more and more mid-priced ones.

      • Ameen Mujtabaa

        I’m just disappointed about the leaf’s low usable range, high degradation, a poor battery replacement program. The current battery replacement program prevents customers from taking advantage of future declines in the prices of batteries. This makes it difficult for me to consider a used nissan leaf that has depreciated to a more affordable price.

  • spec9

    Damn Europe, why no love for the Volt & Ampera?

  • CaptD

    The next big thing in eVehicle sales, will be a new eVehicle that seats two, costs less than $15,000 US, and has a range of 80 miles, which would be perfect for Seniors and/or single commuters that live close to where they work.

    • Smart Electric

      The next big thing shipped in 2013, it’s the Smart Fortwo Electric Drive. I paid less than $20K (including taxes and subtracting discounts/subsidy)

  • CaptD

    If Nissan loses the lead in sales then their top Level People are crazy, since they are perfectly positioned to grow their market share by out pricing everyone else at that price point…

  • Michael Berndtson

    This is cool stuff. I enjoy reading about automotive technology and keeping up with advancements in types and modifications. By the time I replace my almost five year Subaru, hopefully our auto fleet will have passed the 55 mpg minimum goal. Fortunately I live between two “EL” lines going into the city. On the other hand, if I had to drive all over Chicagoland and beyond, I’d be thinking of getting a hybrid like a Prius. I’m still a bit spooked about all electric. I use to do a lot of construction site visits, being an engineer. So my driving was literally “all of the place” and irregularly timed. All electric is still a hard sell for those types of driving conditions. Especially in the spread-out Midwest.

    • http://zacharyshahan.com/ Zachary Shahan

      I understand some prefer to jump into all-electric and some prefer to have some gas available. Just be sure to note that these options (and others) have gas tanks as well:

      Toyota Prius Plug-in
      Ford Fusion Energi
      Ford C-Max Energi
      Chevy Volt

      In the end, that gives them both the advantages and the disadvantages of both full-electric cars and gasmobiles. A good compromise, imho, if you aren’t ready to go full electric, and better than comparable gasmobiles or conventional hybrids like the conventional Toyota Prius.

      • Michael Berndtson

        You’re right. Plug-ins would allow for all electric during regular point A to point B commuting. And extended range when trips become irregular like, one day to central Iowa and to southern Illinois the next.

  • tmeyer2000

    So the Opel Ampera (European Volt) does not even show up on the list? Is it in Other?

    • http://zacharyshahan.com/ Zachary Shahan

      It gets very minimal sales, so wasn’t worth including. There’s a 0% chance it will be #1.

  • SecularAnimist

    It WOULD BE the Honda Fit EV, if Honda would just sell the damned thing instead of killing it off.

    • http://zacharyshahan.com/ Zachary Shahan

      It would be nice if Honda actually tried…

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