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Published on May 7th, 2014 | by Zachary Shahan

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US Electrified Car Sales Update (April Sales)

May 7th, 2014 by  


Originally published on EV Obsession.

Apologies for the late monthly sales report. I was delayed by my visit to the UAE for Abu Dhabi Ascent. Nonetheless, here are the numbers:

The Nissan LEAF was the #1 top-selling plug-in car in the US in April again, making that the third month in a row that the LEAF was #1 … if my estimate for January Tesla Model S sales was correct and it beat the LEAF by a mere 15.

Quite surprisingly, the #2 plug-in car in April was the Toyota Prius Plug-in, beating out the Chevy Volt (#3) and my estimate for the Tesla Model S (#4), which is based on general statements from Tesla regarding its weekly manufacturing capacity and how deliveries are being split between the US and Europe.

The Ford Fusion Energi and Ford C-Max Energi were the only other plug-in cars with very notable sales in April. If grouped together, their sales were 1 car higher than my estimate for Tesla.

Overall, 100% electric car sales were actually a bit lower in April 2014 than April 2013 (2.55% lower), but plug-in hybrid electric car sales were up 72.5%, making all plug-in car sales 27.91% higher than in April 2013. For the year to date, 100% electric has increased 71.3% and plug-in hybrids 36.82%, resulting in an overall plug-in car sales increase of 20.72%.

The BMW i3 is now being delivered, so we’ll see how far up the list it lands to start things off.


Here are static images of the charts above:

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