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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  • rarnedsoum

    LEAF is garbage. I have it.
    Mitsubishi is underrated. It’s a very real EV. I have one also.

    • Bob_Wallace

      What you don’t have is credibility.

  • VoxPopper

    Unless Tesla is actually producing LESS vehicles as time goes how is ‘supply’ constraint justified as an excuse for 20% less sales? (Europe looks down and Asia is unknown but it doesn’t take months to deliver a vehicle to China and there were no sales there last year to deliver).
    Isn’t it more likely that they have quickly reached a market saturation point?

  • Larry

    Nissan is actually advertising the Leaf on television. I was in CA two weeks ago and saw a Leaf commercial on LA network TV. It’s hard to educate people on the advantages of EVs if you never do any advertising.

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