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Published on March 5th, 2014 | by Zachary Shahan


Nissan Leaf & Tesla Model S Hold #1 & #2 Spots In US Electric Car Sales

March 5th, 2014 by  

As far as the overall electric car sales rankings go, not much changed in the US last month. The Nissan Leaf took the #1 spot again thanks to a low price and good value, and the fact that its parent company actually wants to sell electric cars. The #2 spot went to the world’s best mass-manufactured car, the Tesla Model S. The 2013 sales leader, the Chevy Volt, remained at #3 for the third straight month, reportedly hampered by supply limitations (as well as decreasing competitiveness in the past year). Potential Volt competitors (though, each with their own benefits and minuses)—the Toyota Prius Plug-in, Ford Fusion Energi, and Ford Fusion C-Max—rounded out the top 6. Much more info and charts are below in an EV Obsession repost.

US Nissan LEAF Sales Increase 118%, Takes #1 Spot In US Electric Car Sales Again (via EV Obsession)

Following its market-leading position in January US electric car sales, the Nissan LEAF took #1 again in February. (Though, it was just a little above our estimate for Tesla Model S deliveries, and if Tesla wasn’t supply-limited and shipping cars…

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Zach is tryin' to help society help itself (and other species) with the power of the word. He spends most of his time here on CleanTechnica as its director and chief editor, but he's also the president of Important Media and the director/founder of EV Obsession and Solar Love. Zach is recognized globally as a solar energy, electric car, and energy storage expert. He has presented about cleantech at conferences in India, the UAE, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, the Netherlands, the USA, and Canada. Zach has long-term investments in TSLA, FSLR, SPWR, SEDG, & ABB — after years of covering solar and EVs, he simply has a lot of faith in these particular companies and feels like they are good cleantech companies to invest in. But he offers no professional investment advice and would rather not be responsible for you losing money, so don't jump to conclusions.

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