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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 exactly the same in February as they were in January. The Chevy Volt remained at #3, still taking a noticeable hit in sales from a combination of increasing competition and potential production bottlenecks. The Toyota Prius Plug-in remained at #4, the Ford Fusion Energi remained at #5, and the Ford C-Max Energi remained at #6. Congrats to Toyota and Ford for holding strong, which is likely a testament to their EV manufacturing approach, which is to have electric models share manufacturing lines with conventional sister models, allowing for easy ramping up or down of production as demand warrants.

The rest of the list isn’t really worth discussing, imho. It’s basically a bunch of compliance cars and a couple of high-end plug-in hybrid models.

US EV Sales 2014

Here are static images of some of the charts above for those of you who prefer static images over the interactive ones above:

February 2012 vs 2013 vs 2014 EV Sales

February 2014 US EV Sales

Feb 2014 US EV Sales

February 2014 YTD US EV Sales

Feb 2014 YTD US EV sales

*Tesla Model S deliveries are based on overall Tesla quarterly guidance, including expected deliveries to Europe.

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is the director of CleanTechnica, the most popular cleantech-focused website in the world, and Planetsave, a world-leading green and science news site. He has been covering green news of various sorts since 2008, and he has been especially focused on solar energy, electric vehicles, and wind energy since 2009. Aside from his work on CleanTechnica and Planetsave, he's the founder and director of Solar Love, EV Obsession, and Bikocity. Zach has long-term investments in TSLA, SCTY, FSLR, SPWR, SEDG, & ABB. After years of covering solar and EVs, he simply had a lot of faith in these companies and felt like they were good companies to invest in as a portion of his retirement strategy. To connect with Zach on some of your favorite social networks, go to ZacharyShahan.com and click on the relevant buttons.


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