All major automakers are posting April sales numbers for plug-in electric vehicles.
NOTE: As always, this article is updated throughout the day as soon as more data is available.
Last update: Wednesday, June-02, 2016 @ 04:15 pm.
Sales of the all-electric Nissan LEAF totaled 979 units, down 53.5% compared to May of 2015 when Nissan sold 2,104 LEAF EV’s. In terms of year-to-date results in 2016, sales of the Nissan LEAF now stand at 4,679, which is down by 39.3% compared with 2015 when 7,742 were sold. Nissan introduced the 2016 all-electric LEAF with an available 30 kWh battery that provides an EPA-estimated range of 107 miles – a 27-percent increase over the previous 24 kWH battery.
2016 Chevrolet Volt sold 1,901 units last month, up 17.5 percent compared to May of 2015 when Chevy sold 1,618 Volts. Overall for the year, 7,871 Chevrolet Volt plug-ins have been sold, which is up by 79% compared to 2015 when 4,397 units were sold.
|Toyota Prius Plug-in |
Prius Plug-in Hybrid sold just 4 units last month. Previously in April, March and February, Toyota sold 4, 7 and 6 Prius Plug-ins respectively. Last year, sales of the Prius Plug-in Hybrid were at 4,191. The next generation Prius Prime PHV will come in the second half of 2016 as a 2017 model car.
|Ford C-Max Energi |
Ford C-MAX Energi sold 538 units in May. Previously in April, Ford sold 607 C-MAX Energi plug-ins. Overall for the year, 2,595 C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrids have been sold.
|Ford Fusion Energi |
Ford Fusion Energi finished last month with 1,453 deliveries, after selling 1,331 in April and 1,238 in March. In terms of year-to-date results in 2016, sales of the Ford Fusion Energi now stand at 5,535, which is up by 39.3% compared with 2015 when 3,563 were sold.
|Cadillac ELR |
GM sold 45 Cadillac ELRs last month. In terms of year-to-date, sales of the Cadillac ELR now stand at 402, which is down by 24.3% compared with 2015 when 531 were sold. General Motors has pulled the plug on the Cadillac ELR after years of dismal sales. Cadillac only managed to sell 1,354 units of the ELR in 2014, while only 1,024 were delivered during last year.
|Porsche Panamera S-E Hybrid |
Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrids finished last month with 26 deliveries. Previously in April and March, Panamera S E-Hybrid sold 25 and 23 units respectively. Overall for the year, 134 Panamera S E-Hybrids have been sold.
|Porsche Cayenne S e-Hybrid |
Porsche sold 191 Cayenne S E-Hybrid SUVs last month, after selling 237 units in April. In terms of year-to-date results in 2016, sales of the Cayenne S E-Hybrids now stand at 990, which is up by 115.2% compared with 2015 when 460 were sold.
|Tesla Model S – Does not report exactly monthly sales|
Tesla Motors delivered 12,420 Model S vehicles, according to Q1 results.
|Tesla Model X – Does not report exactly monthly sales|
The Tesla Model X is priced as high as $144,000. Tesla delivered 2400 Model X vehicles in the Q1 of 2016.
|BMW i3 |
BMW i3 sold 696 units last month, after selling 814 units in April. In terms of year-to-date, sales of the BMW i3 now stand at 2,272. Last year, 11,024 BMW i3 EVs have been sold.
|BMW i8 |
BMW i8 sold 146 plug-in hybrid sports cars last month. BMW sold 130 in April and 89 units in March. In terms of year-to-date, sales of the BMW i8 now stand at 451. Last year, 2,265 BMW i8 sports cars have been sold. The BMW i8 has an MSRP of $135,700
|BMW X5 xDrive40e|
The BMW X5 xDrive40e sold 500 units, after selling 655 plug-in SUVs in April. Overall for the year, 1,994 BMW X5 xDrive40e SUVs have been sold. With a total system output of 230 kW/313 hp generated by a 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder gasoline engine and a synchronous electric motor, the BMW X5 xDrive40e achieves a combined fuel consumption of 69 – 71 mpg.
|Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive |
Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive finished last month with 49 deliveries, after selling 56 units in April and 66 units in March. The B-Class Electric Drive starts from $41,450 and has an all-electric range of 87 miles. For an extra $600, one can purchase the extended range package which allows the driver go 104 miles. Overall for the year, 266 B-Class Electric Drive have been sold.
|Mercedes-Benz S550 Plug-in Hybrid|
Mercedes-Benz S550 Plug-in Hybrid sold 3 copies last month. The S550 Plug-in Hybrid offers a system output of 436 hp and 479 lb-ft torque, sprints from 0 to 62 mph in just 5.2 seconds and can drive up to 20 miles purely electrically.
|Volkswagen e-Golf |
Volkswagen e-Gold sold 269 units last month, after selling 326 in April. Overall for the year, 1,207 Volkswagen e-Golfs have been sold, which is down by 1.5% compared to 2015 when 1,225 units were sold.
|Audi A3 Sportback e-tron|
Audi A3 Sportback e-tron sold 361 units during the month, after selling 326 units in April. In terms of year-to-date, sales of the A3 Sportback e-tron now stand at 1,589. The Audi A3 Sportback e-tron is priced at $37,900, and purchasing customers may qualify for applicable state and federal incentives and tax credits.
|Volvo XC90 T8 PHEV|
Volvo XC90 PHEV sold 110 units during the month, after selling 150 units in April and 178 units in March. Overall for the year, 840 XC90 PHEV SUVs have been sold. The MSRP of the Volvo XC90 T8 PHEV is $68,100 before incentives. Powered by Volvo’s 2.0 liter supercharged and turbocharged Drive-E engine and a rear axle electric motor, the XC90 T8 Twin Engine can achieve 394 horsepower and 0-60 MPH in just 5.7 seconds. The high-voltage battery pack is good for 17 miles of all-electric driving
The all-new BMW 330e sold 67 units during the month, after selling 25 units in April. The BMW 330e features an electric motor and the BMW TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder engine for a total system output of 248 HP. In everyday driving conditions, a total range of approximately 370 miles is attainable. The eDrive technology allows for approximately 22 miles in all-electric mode. The 2016 BMW 330e is priced at $44,695 including $995 destination & handling.
|Hyundai Sonata PHEV|
Hyundai Sonata plug-in hybrid sold 250 units during the month. Previously in April and March, Sonata PHEV sold 250 and 275. Overall for the year, 1,150 Sonata plug-in hybrids have been sold, Hyundai Sonata PHEV is priced from $34,600 before incentives.
|Kia Soul EV |
Kia Soul EV sold 120 units last month, after selling 139 units in April. Overall for the year, 479 Soul EVs have been sold. Offered in two trims, Base and + (Plus), the 2015 Kia Soul EV MSRP is $33,700 (not including federal tax rebate of $7,500) for the Base trim. Overall for the year, 529 Soul EVs have been sold.
|Smart Fortwo Electric Drive |
Last month, smart fortwo ED sold 75 units last month, after selling 66 units in April and 70 units in March. Overall for the year, 313 smart fortwo EDs have been sold.
|Fiat 500e |
For May, Fiat 500e sold 350 units, after selling 395 units in April and 455 units in March. In terms of year-to-date, sales of the Fiat 500e now stand at 1,685.
|Chevrolet Spark EV|
Spark EV sold 394 units, after selling 419 in April and 252 units in March. Overall for the year, 1,420 Chevrolet Spark EVs have been sold.
|Ford Focus Electric |
Ford Focus Electric sold 54 units last month, after selling 81 units in April and 110 units in March. In terms of year-to-date, sales of the Focus Electric now stand at 392.
| Mitsubishi i |
Mitsubishi sold 2 i-MiEV electric car in May, after selling 6 units in April, 1 unit in March, 5 units in February and 2 units in January. Last year, 115 i-MiEV EVs have been sold. The 2016 Mitsubishi i-MiEV will arrive at Mitsubishi dealers across the United States in late March 2015. With a starting MSRP of only $22,995, the 2016 i-MiEV is the most affordably-priced electric vehicle available in America today, and after factoring in the Federal tax credit of $7,500, the net starting MSRP is reduced to $15,495.