All major automakers are posting August 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: Friday, September-02, 2016 @ 01:45 pm.
Sales of the all-electric Nissan LEAF totaled 1,066 units, down 23.5% compared to August of 2015 when Nissan sold 1,393 LEAF EV’s. In terms of year-to-date results in 2016, sales of the Nissan LEAF now stand at 7,922, which is down by 36% compared with 2015 when 12,383 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.
Chevrolet Volt sold 2,081 units last month, up 50.8 percent compared to August of 2015 when Chevy sold 1,380 Volts. Overall for the year, 14,295 Chevrolet Volt plug-ins have been sold, which is up by 71.9% compared to 2015 when 8,315 units were sold. Chevrolet Volt sales surpassed 100,000 units in the United States in late July.
|Toyota Prius Plug-in |
Prius Plug-in Hybrid sold just 2 units last month. Previously in July, June, May, April, March and February, Toyota sold 4, 11, 4, 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 707 units in August. Previously in July, Ford sold 755 C-MAX Energi plug-ins. Overall for the year, 4,687 C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrids have been sold.
|Ford Fusion Energi |
Ford Fusion Energi finished last month with 1,422 deliveries, after selling 1,341 units in July and 1700 in June. In terms of year-to-date results in 2016, sales of the Ford Fusion Energi now stand at 9,998.
|Cadillac ELR |
GM sold 6 Cadillac ELRs last month. In terms of year-to-date, sales of the Cadillac ELR now stand at 517, which is down by 26.6% compared with 2015 when 704 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 59 deliveries. Previously in July and June, Panamera S E-Hybrid sold 21 and 22 units respectively. Overall for the year, 236 Panamera S E-Hybrids have been sold.
|Porsche Cayenne S e-Hybrid |
Porsche sold 197 Cayenne S E-Hybrid SUVs last month, after selling 148 units in July. In terms of year-to-date results in 2016, sales of the Cayenne S E-Hybrids now stand at 1,511.
|Tesla Model S – Does not report exactly monthly sales|
Tesla Motors delivered 9,764 Model S vehicles, according to Q2 results.
|Tesla Model X – Does not report exactly monthly sales|
The Tesla Model X is priced as high as $144,000. Tesla delivered 4,638 Model X vehicles in the Q2 of 2016.
|BMW i3 |
BMW i3 sold 1,013 units last month, after selling 1,479 units in July. In terms of year-to-date, sales of the BMW i3 now stand at 5,372. Last year, 11,024 BMW i3 EVs have been sold.
|BMW i8 |
BMW i8 sold 145 plug-in hybrid sports cars last month. BMW sold 166 units in July and 169 units in June. In terms of year-to-date, sales of the BMW i8 now stand at 931. 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 876 units, after selling 649 plug-in SUVs in July and 583 in June. Overall for the year, 4,102 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 57 deliveries, after selling 50 units in July and 44 units in June. Overall for the year, 417 B-Class Electric Drive have been sold. 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.
|Mercedes-Benz S550 Plug-in Hybrid|
Mercedes-Benz S550 Plug-in Hybrid sold 30 unit last month. Overall for the year, 212 S550 Plug-in Hybrids have been sold. 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-Golf sold 454 units last month, up 19.2 percent compared to August of 2015 when Volkswagen sold 381 e-Golf EVs. Overall for the year, 2,253 Volkswagen e-Golfs have been sold, which is up by 1.9% compared to 2015 when 2,212 units were sold.
|Audi A3 Sportback e-tron |
Audi A3 Sportback e-tron sold 346 units during the month, after selling 349 units in July. In terms of year-to-date, sales of the A3 Sportback e-tron now stand at 2,637. The 2017 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron is priced at $38,900, and purchasing customers may qualify for applicable state and federal incentives and tax credits.
|Volvo XC90 T8 PHEV|
Volvo XC90 PHEV sold 176 units during the month, after selling 178 units in July and 166 units in June. Overall for the year, 1,360 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 51 units during the month, after selling 81 units in July and 16 units in June. Overall for the year, 269 BMW 330e plug-in hybrids have been sold. The 2016 BMW 330e is priced at $44,695 including $995 destination & handling.
|Hyundai Sonata PHEV|
Hyundai Sonata plug-in hybrid sold 235 units during the month. Previously in July, Sonata PHEV sold 375 units. Overall for the year, 1,970 Sonata plug-in hybrids have been sold, Hyundai Sonata PHEV is priced from $34,600 before incentives.
|Kia Soul EV |
Kia Soul EV sold 153 units last month, after selling 179 units in July. Overall for the year, 945 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.
|Mercedes-Benz GLE 550e|
Mercedes-Benz GLE 550e sold 24 units in its second month on the market. Previously in July and June, the GLE 550e sold 30 and 19 units respectively. GLE 550e is equipped with V6 gas engine and a seven-speed automatic transmission, combined with an electric motor for total system power of 436 hp, 479 ft lbs of torque. The 8.8 kWh battery pack stores enough juice to travel up to 30 km (19 miles) on electric power.
|Fiat 500e |
For May, Fiat 500e sold 360 units last month, after selling 425 units in July. In terms of year-to-date, sales of the Fiat 500e now stand at 3,005.
|Chevrolet Spark EV|
Spark EV sold 292 units, after selling 333 units in July and 359 units in June. Overall for the year, 2,404 Chevrolet Spark EVs have been sold.
|Ford Focus Electric |
Ford Focus Electric sold 75. In terms of year-to-date, sales of the Focus Electric now stand at 579.
|Smart Fortwo Electric Drive |
Last month, smart fortwo ED sold 55 units last month, after selling 62 units in July and 53 units in June. Overall for the year, 483 smart fortwo EDs have been sold.
|Mitsubishi i |
Mitsubishi sold 25 i-MiEV electric car in July, after selling 20 units in July. Overal for the year, 65 iMiEVs have been sold. 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.
Toyota sold 371 Mirai fuel-cell electric sedans last month, after selling 52 units in July. Overall for the year, 641 Mirai FCVs have been sold. The Mirai is priced MSRP $57,500 plus an $835 destination fee. With combined state and federal incentives of $13,000 available to many customers, the purchase price could potentially fall to under $45,000.