Sales of plug-in electric vehicles in the U.S. continued their rise in August, as the Nissan LEAF had its best-ever sales month and GM’s Chevrolet Volt had its best performance since August 2013.
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Nissan LEAF set an all-time monthly record with 3,186 sales, an increase of 31.7 percent from August 2013. This marks LEAF’s 18th consecutive month of year-over-year sales increases and beats its previous record of 3,117 set in May 2014 by 69 vehicles. In terms of year-to-date results in 2014, sales of the Nissan LEAF now stand at 18,941, an improvement of 34% compared with 2013 when 14,123 were sold.
Sales of the Chevrolet Volt rose to 2,511 in August, a 24% improvement over July when Chevrolet Volt sold 2,020 units. The deliveries increased its year-to-date results to 13,146, which is down by 12.3% compared with 2013 when 14,994 were sold.
|Toyota Prius Plug-in|
Prius Plug-in Hybrid sold 818 units during the month, which is down 52.6 compared to July. In terms of year-to-date results in 2014, sales of the Prius Plug-in Hybrid now stand at 11,489, an improvement of 69.2% compared with 2013 when 6,822 were sold.
|Ford C-Max Energi|
Ford C-MAX Energi sold 1,050 plug-ins, passing the one thousand mark for the first time this year. Overall for the year, 5,809 Ford C-MAX Energi plug-ins have been sold.
|Ford Fusion Energi|
Ford Fusion Energi finished last month with 1,222 deliveries, off by 4 units from July’s number. 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 8,683 Fusion Energi plug-ins.
GM sold 196 Cadillac ELRs last month, which brings the total amount sold in the first 8 months to 744 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 68 deliveries. Previously in July, June, May and April, Panamera S E-Hybrid sold 63, 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 612 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 264 in August. Ford sold 198 Focus Electric EVs 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 1,358 Focus Electric EVs.
BMW i3 achieved remarkable 1,025 sales last month, which brings the total amount sold in the first 4 months on the market to 2,082. Previously in Jule and June, BMW i3 sold 363 and 358 units respectively. 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.
BMW sold nine i8 plug-in hybrid sports cars in its debut month in the US. BMW delivered the first plug-in hybrid BMW i8 sport cars at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, and auctioned One-of-a-kind BMW i8 Concours d’Elegance Edition for $825,000. The BMW i8 has an MSRP of $135,700
|Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive|
Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive finished last month with 51 deliveries. In its first month on the market, the 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 228 units in August, after selling 68 in July, 91 in June and 149 units in May. In terms of year-to-date results in 2014, sales of the Toyota RAV4 EV now stand at 842 units.
|Honda Accord Plug-in |
The 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid logged 46 units last month. Previously in July, June, May, April, March, February and January, Accord Plug-in Hybrid sold 41, 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 267.
|Smart Fortwo Electric Drive |
Last month, smart fortwo ED sold 208 units, after selling 298 units in July and 278 units in June. In terms of year-to-date results in 2014, sales of the smart fortwo ED now stand at 1,598 units.
For August, Fiat 500e sold 119 units. Previously in July Fiat 500e sold 119 units. Overall Fiat has now sold 1,301 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 80 Spark EVs in August. Previously in July, the Spark EV sold 128. 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 844.
Mitsubishi sold just 20 i-MiEV electric cars in August. Previously in July, Mitsubishi sold 17 i-MiEV electric cars. In terms of year-to-date results in 2014, sales of the i-MiEV now stand at 134 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 55 Fit EVs in August. Previously in July, Honda FIT EV sold 42 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.