Published on May 7th, 2014 | by Zachary Shahan0
Nissan LEAF Still King In US (April Sales Update)
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.
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: