Sales of plug-in electric vehicles in the U.S. continued their rise in July. Sales of the all-electric Nissan LEAF set a July record at 3,019, while for the Chevrolet Volt crossed the 2k mark for the first time this year.
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Sales of the all-electric Nissan LEAF set a July record at 3,019, marking an increase of 62 percent over the previous year. It’s also the LEAF’s 17th straight month of record sales. In terms of year-to-date results in 2014, sales of the Nissan LEAF now stand at 15,758, an improvement of 34.6% compared with 2013 when 11,703 were sold.
GM said sales of the Chevrolet Volt rose to 2,020 in July, up about 13% over last year’s number of 1,788 and almost the same over June’s number of 1,777. Sales for the year are still off 8.7 percent to 10,635.
|Toyota Prius Plug-in|
Prius Plug-in Hybrid sold 1,371 units during the month, which is up 61% compared to July of 2013. Previously in June, Toyota Prius Plug-in sold 1,571 units. In terms of year-to-date results in 2014, sales of the Prius Plug-in Hybrid now stand at 10,671, an improvement of 112% compared with 2013.
|Ford C-Max Energi|
Ford C-MAX Energi sold 831 plug-ins, which is down 16% compared to June. Overall for the year, 4,759 Ford C-MAX Energi plug-ins have been sold, a 63.3% improvement of 2013.
|Ford Fusion Energi|
Ford Fusion Energi finished last month with 1,226 deliveries. June was the best-ever month for Ford Fusion Energi with 1,939 sales, an increase of 44.5 percent over May, the previous best-ever month for the fusion Energi. Overall Ford has now sold 7,461 Fusion Energi plug-ins, a 274.7% improvement of 2013.
GM sold 188 Cadillac ELRs last month, which brings the total amount sold in the first 7 months to 578 units. 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 Panamera S E-Hybrids finished last month with 63 deliveries. Previously in June, May and April, Panamera S E-Hybrid sold 111, 53 and 63 units respectively. In terms of year-to-date results in 2014, sales of the Panamera S E-Hybrid now stand at 544 units.
|Tesla Model S – Does not report exactly monthly sales|
Tesla Motors delivered 7,579 Model S vehicles and produced 8,763 of the cars, according to second-quarter results. The California-based electric carmaker lowered its forecast for revenue and deliveries for the third quarter to 7,800 vehicles from 9,500 because it had to shut down its factory in Fremont, Calif., to install equipment in July. Tesla said it should be able to ramp up production in the final three months of 2014 to reach its sales goal of 35,000
|Ford Focus Electric|
Deliveries of the Ford Focus Electric were 198 in July, which was just a single unit more compared to June’s number of 197. In May, deliveries of the Focus Electric were 177. Overall Ford has now sold 1,094 Focus Electric EVs.
The BMW i3 achieved 363 sales last month. Previously in June, BMW i3 sold 358 units. In May, the BMW i3 set a new record for plug-in sales in a debut month with 336 deliveries. BMW is now offering a new low cost DC fast charger for $6,548 at authorized BMW partners.
|Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive|
In its first month on the market, the Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive managed to sell 41 units. 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.
|Toyota RAV4 EV|
Toyota RAV4 EV sold 68 units last month, after selling 91 in June and 149 units in May. Toyota RAV4 EV sold 69 units in April. In terms of year-to-date results in 2014, sales of the Toyota RAV4 EV now stand at 614 units.
|Honda Accord Plug-in|
The 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid logged 41 units last month. Previously in June, May, April, March, February and January, Accord Plug-in Hybrid sold 28, 46, 37, 18, 24 and 27 units respectively. In terms of year-to-date results in 2014, sales of the Accord Plug-In Hybrid now stand at 180.
|Smart Fortwo Electric Drive|
Last month, smart fortwo ED sold 298 units, after selling 278 units in June and 206 units in May. In terms of year-to-date results in 2014, sales of the smart fortwo ED now stand at 1,390 units.
For July, Fiat 500e sold 119 units. Previously in June 166 Fiat 500e EVs were sold, Overall Fiat has now sold 1,135 500e EVs. 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 128 Spark EVs in July. Previously in June, the Spark EV sold 85 units and in May, the Chevrolet Spark EVs set an all-time record in 182 deliveries. In terms of year-to-date results in 2014, sales of the Chevrolet Spark EV now stand at 764.
Mitsubishi sold just 17 i-MiEV electric cars in July. Previously in June, Mitsubishi sold 22 i-MiEV electric cars. In terms of year-to-date results in 2014, sales of the i-MiEV now stand at 114 units. 2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV starts at $22,995 including CHAdeMO DC quick charge port, representing a $6,130 reduction from the starting price of the 2012 model that preceded it.
|Honda Fit EV|
Honda sold 42 Fit EVs in July. Previously in June, Honda FIT EV sold 38 units. Honda Fit EV production will be halted this fall when the automaker produces its 1,100th Fit EV. With the Fit EV being halted this fall, Honda will be left without a all-electric vehicle to compete in the growing segment.