September 7, 2014

Sales of Electric Cars Surge

The best-selling electric car in the world, the Nissan Leaf, logged its best-ever U.S. sales in August, selling a record 3,186 units.

This marks its 18th consecutive month of year-over-year sales increases, and brings the total sold in almost four years to more than 61,000.

In fact, with more than 12,000 plug-in vehicles---this was the best-ever U.S. sales total for electric cars.

The Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric car, logged sales of 2,511, its best performance since August 2013.  A total of 67,698 Volts have been sold in the U.S. since the December 2010 introduction of the world's highest-production series hybrid.

Deliveries of the BMW i3 soared in August to a remarkable 1,025, with the sales of the i3 REx range extended version representing 60% of those sales. 

Sales of the Tesla Model S luxury electric sedan are estimated at about 1,200 units.
Sales of the Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid, the third highest-volume plug-in car on U.S. roads, fell sharply in August to just 818 units.

Each of Ford's Energi plug-in hybrid models beat the plug-in Prius in sales last month, the C-Max at 1,050 and the Fusion at 1,222.
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