Sales of the two most popular plug-in electric vehicles, Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt, fell victim both to the particularly bad weather last month throughout much of the U.S. and to predictable January slowdown in plug-in sales.
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Last update: Tuesday, February-04, 2014 @ 02:00 pm.
Sales of the Nissan LEAF set a January record and increased 92.6 percent to 1,252 compared to January of 2013. Previously in December, Nissan LEAF had its best-ever month, with 2,529 deliveries. Nissan LEAF finished the year with 22,610 deliveries.
The Chevrolet Volt sold 918 units in January, which is down 20% compared to January of 2013. Previously in December, Chevrolet Volt sold 2,392 units. The Chevrolet Volt finished 2013 as the best-selling plug-in electric vehicle with 23,094 units delivered.
|Toyota Prius Plug-in
Prius Plug-in Hybrid Prius Plug-in Hybrid achieved 803 sales last month, which is down 8.1% compared to January of 2013. Previously in December, Toyota Prius Plug-in sold 919 units.
|Ford C-Max Energi
Ford C-MAX Energi sold 471 units in January, which is up 39% compared to January of 2013. Previously in December, Ford C-Max Energi sold 837 units. The C-Max Energi finished 2013 as the fifth best-selling plug-in electric vehicle with 7,154 units delivered.
|Ford Fusion Energi
Ford Fusion Energi achieved 553 sales in January. Previously in December, Ford Fusion Energi sold 791 units and finished 2013 with 6,089 deliveries.
January marked GM’s first full month of sales for the 2014 Cadillac ELR range-extended luxury coupe. GM sold 41 Cadillac ELRs. The 2014 Cadillac ELR has a starting price of $75,995, including a $995 destination charge but excluding tax, title, license and dealer fees.
|Porsche Panamera S-E Hybrid
Porsche reportedly sold 141 Panamera S E-Hybrids last month. Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid is available at Porsche dealers nationwide, with a starting price of $99,000. The electric driving range of the Panamera S E-Hybrid is more than 20 miles. It can reach up to 84 mph in all-electric operation. This increases to 168mph when the V6 engine kicks in.
|Tesla Model S – No Sales Data to Report
Tesla Motors does not report monthly sales like every other automaker.
|Ford Focus Electric
Deliveries of the Ford Focus Electric were exactly 100 in January. Previously in December, Ford Focus Electric sold 158 units and finished the year with 1,738 deliveries.
Mitsubishi sold just one i-MiEV electric car in January. Mitsubishi i-MiEV finished 2013 with 1,029 deliveries. 2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV will start at $22,995 including CHAdeMO DC quick charge port when it goes on sale this spring, representing a $6,130 reduction from the starting price of the 2012 model that preceded it.
|Honda Fit EV
Honda sold 30 Fit EVs in in January. Previously in December, Honda FIT EV sold 51 units. Honda FIT EV finished 2013 with 535 deliveries.
|Toyota RAV4 EV
Toyota RAV4 EV sold 63 units in January. That’s more than double the 28 sold in December. The Toyota RAV4 EV finished 2013 with 1,068 deliveries.
|Honda Accord Plug-in
The 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid logged 27 units last month. Previously in December, Accord Plug-in Hybrid sold 38 units. The 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid finished 2013 with 526 deliveries.
|Smart Fortwo Electric Drive
Last month, smart fortwo ED sold 97 units after selling 167 units in December. smart fortwo ED finished 2013 with 923 deliveries.
|Fiat 500e – No Sales Data to Report
Like Tesla, FIAT Brand North America does not report monthly sales. The 2013 Fiat 500e is priced at $32,500, which includes a $700 destination charge. However, eligible California residents may be able to purchase the 2013 Fiat 500e for as low as $20,500, after federal credits.
|Chevrolet Spark EV
GM sold 93 Chevrolet Spark EVs last month. Previously in December, Spark EV sold 76 units. Chevrolet Spark EV finished 2013 with 539 deliveries.