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Nissan Leaf Stays On Top, Ford Fusion Energi Close Behind (US June EV Sales)

Once upon a time, the US electrified vehicle (EV) sales rivalry was between the Nissan Leaf and the Chevy Volt. Now, it seems the Ford Fusion Energi has taken the Volt’s place, but the Nissan Leaf is still clearly on top. Of course, it’s not really clear with the Volt or the Tesla Model S how […]

July 3rd

Nissan LEAF Crushes Competition In March Electrified Vehicle Sales

The Nissan LEAF almost set a new monthly sales record in March, ending just 22 sales short of its December sales total at 2,507. Nonetheless, it was enough to crush the competition. The Chevy Volt ended the month with 1,478 sales, which happens to be the exact same number as it had in March 2013. […]

April 3rd

US Nissan LEAF Sales Increase 118%, LEAF Holds #1 Spot In US Electric Car Sales

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 to Europe, it would likely have landed at #1.) The top 6 models were actually […]

March 4th

World Electrified Vehicle Sales (2013 Report)

First of all, let me note that these numbers below are not official and are surely a little imperfect (even more so than US EV sales numbers). However, they come from the most complete roundup of electrified vehicle (EV) sales I’ve seen. Frankly, I haven’t seen any other effort that tries to pull together EV […]

February 10th

Nissan Leaf Dominates In January 2014 Electric Car Sales (Charts)

Electric car sales numbers are in for the US! I’ve created a few charts below to share the big picture for January 2014 versus January 2013. However, I’m changing one huge thing this year with these monthly electric car sales updates — I’m dropping the conventional hybrids. Frankly, I just don’t care about them, since […]

February 4th

Electric Car Sales Increased 228.88% In 2013 (US EV & Hybrid Sales Update)

Hybrid and electric car sales for December and 2013 as a whole have all finally come in. You can see the specific numbers above, as well as a chart showing the leading models (for Dec 2013, Dec 2012, all of 2013, and all of 2012). When you’re done having fun with the interactive chart above, […]

January 7th

Electric Car Sales Up 300% In 2013

100% electric car sales are up about 300% in 2013 so far, while plug-in hybrid electric car sales are up about 31% for the same period. Note that Tesla doesn’t report its sales on a monthly basis — only on a quarterly basis — so my numbers for its sales are an estimate (but a […]

December 6th

Most Fuel Efficient Cars In 2014

Update January 5, 2015: a new list and article has been published of the “Most Fuel Efficient Cars In 2015 (USA).” It’s quite similar, but there are a few changes in the cars on the list. The most “fuel efficient” cars in the US are all plug-in cars, of course. The top 11 are 100% electric cars, […]

December 4th

100% Electric Car Sales Grow 361% In 2013 (YTD)

I would say that the strong growth of 100% electric car and plug-in hybrid electric car US sales is really no longer a story — they’ve been growing strongly month after month without a break. However, the odd thing is that there’s still all kinds of anti-hype. There are a lot of people in the […]

November 7th

Ford Hybrid & EV Sales Continue To Surge

Breaking away from the fold, Ford’s US hybrid and electric car sales actually surged in September 2013 (compared to September 2012) despite Labor Day “falling in August” on the auto industry sales calendar (for who knows what reason). Counter to the hit Toyota, GM, and Honda took, Ford’s hybrid and electric car sales rose 112.55% in […]

October 4th

100% Electric Car Sales Up 447.95% In US In 2013

August and September 2013 were funky months in the US auto industry. Basically, the reason for this is the auto industry’s funky calendar. The “last day” of the previous month on the auto industry’s calendar is actually the first weekday of the next calendar month. Because that “last day of the month of August” happened […]

October 4th

Electric Car Sales & Hybrid Car Sales (August 2013 US Sales Summary)

As you can see in the table above, 100% electric cars, plug-in hybrid electric cars (PHEVs), and conventional hybrid electric cars continue to do better and better. 100% electrics were up 457.48% in August 2013 compared to August 2012. And they were up 515.51% January through August 2013 compared to January through August 2012. PHEVs are […]

September 7th

EV & Hybrid Sales Are Up 80,000 Cars In 2013 (August US Sales Update)

The numbers are in for “mass-market” 100% electric vehicle (EV), plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), and conventional hybrid electric vehicle sales. Well, the numbers are in from everyone but Tesla and Fiat. (The Tesla Model S total in the colorful spreadsheet below is an estimate based on quarterly sales updates, since the rockstar EV company […]

August 3rd

Ford’s Hybrid & Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Arrival

Ford has not historically been a leader in hybrid or electric vehicle technology. Toyota and Honda very clearly led the introduction of mass-market hybrid electric vehicles. More recently, Nissan and GM have led the burgeoning 100% electric and plug-in electric vehicle markets. But maybe Ford actually had a strategy. (Yes, I generally give people the […]

July 25th

Electric Vehicles Sales Update (June 2013 Sales)

Ready for our monthly US electric vehicle sales (including hybrid sales) update? How could you not be? Below is the full table, including comparisons between June 2013 sales and June 2012 sales as well as between 2013 YTD sales and 2012 sales for the same period. Following the table are my comments/thoughts on this month’s […]

July 4th

Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Sales Summary (May 2013)

Note: these sales stats are for the US only. First of all, apologies for the long delay on this one! Unfortunately, I was unable to work for about a week (very not fun stuff), and this was hence delayed. But it’s ready now! Following the table, I’ll add my personal notes/reflections regarding May’s electric and hybrid […]

June 12th