All major automakers are posting January 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: Thursday, February-02, 2017 @ 11:57 am.
Sales of the all-electric Nissan LEAF totaled 772 units, up 2.3% compared to January of 2016 when Nissan sold 755 LEAF EV’s. Last year, 14,006 Nissan LEAFs were sold, which is down by 18.9% compared with 2015 when 17,269 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 1,611 units last month, up 61.7 percent compared to January of 2016 when Chevy sold 996 Volts. Overall in 2016, 24,739 Chevrolet Volt plug-ins have been sold, which is up by 30.7% compared to 2015 when 15,393 units were sold.
|Toyota Prius Prime |
Prius Plug-in Hybrid sold 1,366 units during the month, after selling 1,641 units in December. The Prius Prime PHV achieves a remarkable EPA-estimated 133 MPGe and MSRP that will range from $27,100 for the base Prius Prime Plus grade.
|Ford C-Max Energi |
Ford C-MAX Energi sold 473 units in January. Previously in December, Ford sold a,289 C-MAX Energi plug-ins. Overall for 2016 7,957 C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrids have been sold.
|Ford Fusion Energi |
Ford Fusion Energi finished last month with 606 deliveries, after selling 1,099 units in December and 1,817 units in November. For 2016, sales of the Ford Fusion Energi were 15,938.
|Cadillac ELR |
GM sold 3 Cadillac ELRs last month. Last year, Cadillac ELR sold at 534 units. 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 in 2015.
|Porsche Panamera S-E Hybrid|
Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrids finished last month with just 2 deliveries. Overall for 2016, 393 Panamera S E-Hybrids have been sold.
|Porsche Cayenne S e-Hybrid |
Porsche sold 177 Cayenne S E-Hybrid SUVs last month, after selling 152 units in December. For 2016, sales of the Cayenne S E-Hybrids were 2,111.
|Tesla Model S – Does not report exactly monthly sales|
Tesla Motors delivered 12,700 Model S vehicles, according to Q4 results.
|Tesla Model X – Does not report exactly monthly sales|
Tesla delivered 9,500 Model X vehicles in the Q4 of 2016.
|Chevrolet Bolt EV|
Chevrolet Bolt EV sold 1,162 units in its second month on the market, after selling 579 units in December. The Chevrolet Bolt EV begins at a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $37,495, which includes destination and freight charges, but excludes tax, title, license and dealer fees. Depending on individual tax situations, customers may receive an available federal tax credit of up to $7,500.
|BMW i3 |
BMW i3 sold 382 units last month, after selling 791 units in December. Last year, 7,625 BMW i3 EVs have been sold.
|BMW i8 |
BMW i8 sold 32 plug-in hybrid sports cars last month. BMW sold 133 units in December. Last year, 1,594 BMW i8 sports cars have been sold. The BMW i8 has an MSRP of $135,700
|BMW X5 xDrive40e|
The BMW X5 xDrive40e sold 262 units, after selling 569 units in December and 436 plug-in SUVs in November. Overall for 2016, 5,995 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.
BMW 330e sold 129 units during the month, after selling 240 units in December. Overall for 2016, 870 BMW 330e plug-in hybrids have been sold. The 2016 BMW 330e is priced at $44,695 including $995 destination & handling.
The all-new BMW 740e sold 18 units during the month The 2017 BMW 740e xDrive iPerformance is priced at $89,100 plus $995 Destination and Handling. With its eDrive technology the BMW 740e xDrive iPerformance can be driven in all-electric mode up to 75 mph. Combined fuel economy of 64 MPGe and an all-electric range of 14 miles is possible (EPA official figures).
|Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive |
Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive finished last month with 53 deliveries, after selling 54 units in December. Overall for the year, 632 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 C 350 e|
Mercedes-Benz C 350 sold 210 units during the month. The Mercedes-Benz C 350 e combines a combustion engine with an electric drive system and a high-voltage lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 6.38 kWh, which can be charged from an external power source. The C 350 e can reach a top speed of 155.3 mph while achieving certified fuel consumption of 112 mpg US.
|Mercedes-Benz S550 Plug-in Hybrid|
Mercedes-Benz S550 Plug-in Hybrid sold 55 units last month, after selling 71 units in December. Overall for 2016, 550 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.
| Mercedes-Benz GLE 550e|
Mercedes-Benz GLE 550e sold 52 units in January. Previously in December, the GLE 550e sold 83 units. Overall for the year, 231 Mercedes-Benz GLE 550e plug-in hybrids have been sold 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.
|Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid – coming later this year|
The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid starts at $34,495 with available U.S. federal tax credit, not including state and local incentives. The Pacifica Hybrid has earned a fuel economy rating of 84 MPGe from EPA. It also offers a total driving range of 566 miles and an electric-only range of 33 miles.
Volkswagen e-Golf sold 332 units last month, up 1.2 percent compared to January of 2016 when Volkswagen sold 328 e-Golf EVs. Last year, 3,937 Volkswagen e-Golfs have been sold, which is down by 7% compared to 2015 when 4,232 units were sold.
|Audi A3 Sportback e-tron|
Sales of the A3 Sportback e-tron did well in January with 387 vehicles, an increase of 18 percent and the third-best sales month on record for the plug-in hybrid. Last year, sales of the A3 Sportback e-tron were at 4,280. 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 96 units during the month, after selling 204 units in December and 161 units in November. Overall for 2016, 2,015 XC90 PHEV SUVs have been sold. The MSRP of the Volvo XC90 T8 PHEV is $68,100 before incentives.
|Hyundai Sonata PHEV|
Hyundai Sonata plug-in hybrid sold 190 units during the month. Previously in December, Sonata PHEV sold 325 units. Last year, 3,095 Sonata plug-in hybrids have been sold, Hyundai Sonata PHEV is priced from $34,600 before incentives.
|Kia Optima PHEV|
Kia Optima PHEV plug-in hybrid sold 40 units during the month. With an estimated 600 miles of total driving range, the Optima PHEV’s battery system features a 9.8 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery pack, which produces roughly 60 percent more energy output than the battery pack found in the outgoing Optima’s hybrid system, and is estimated to achieve 27 miles in full EV mode
|Kia Soul EV |
Kia Soul EV sold 117 units last month, after selling 179 units in December. Overall for 2016, 1,728 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.
|Fiat 500e |
For May, Fiat 500e sold 650 units last month, after selling 650 units in December. In 2016, sales of the Fiat 500e were 5,330 units.
|Chevrolet Spark EV|
Spark EV sold just 4 units, after selling 17 units in December. Last year, 3,035 Chevrolet Spark EVs have been sold.
|Ford Focus Electric |
Ford Focus Electric sold 56. For 2016, sales of the Focus Electric were at 901.
|Smart Fortwo Electric Drive|
Last month, smart fortwo ED sold 15 units last month, after selling 40 units in December. Overall for 2016, 657 smart fortwo EDs have been sold.
|Mitsubishi i |
Mitsubishi didn’t sell any units last month. Last year, only 94 iMiEVs 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 Mirai – no sales data to report|
Toyota sold 83 Mirai fuel-cell electric sedans last month, after selling 116 units in December. Last year, 1,034 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.