This article was originally published on EV Obsession.While there are now about a dozen plug-in electric vehicles (PEV) on the market in the U.S., the Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf are still the clear leaders in sales. They are also sort of like the Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston of EVs — they’re celebrities in the EV world, and we read and write about every detail of their lives and development, and they’re looked to for guidance on how PEV sales are going in general. We again have monthly sales records for
The Volt’s sales in February continued to surpass those from a year ago — by a good margin. For example, in February 2013, 1,626 Volts were sold, about 59% more than the 1,023 Volts that were sold in February 2012.
With the price of the Leaf dropping from $35,200 MSRP to $28,800 MSRP this year, as well as performance improvements (i.e. longer range, better coefficient of drag, improved regenerative brakes, and other improvements), sales of the Leaf are expected to pick up quite a bit. We’ll see.
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