Sales of plug-in electric vehicles in the U.S. continued their strong pace in October, as the Nissan LEAF broke its own record for the most U.S. electric vehicle sales in a single calendar year.
LEAF’s record also exceeds the annual sales totals for plug-in vehicle set by Chevrolet Volt last year with 23,094 deliveries.
NOTE: As always, this article is updated throughout the day as soon as more data is available.
Last update: Tuesday, November-04, 2014 @ 04:30 pm.
Nissan LEAF set an October record with 2,589 sales, an increase of 29.3 percent. LEAF has set the record for most U.S. sales in a year by an electric car at 24,411 in 2014 with two months remaining. In terms of year-to-date results in 2013, sales of the Nissan LEAF are up by 35 compared with 2013 when 18,078 were sold.
Chevrolet Volt finished last month with 1,439 deliveries, a decrease of 29 percent compared to October 2013 when 2,022 were sold. With a new 2016 Volt to be introduced at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, sales of current Volt models seem likely to remain low for the next several months. In terms of year-to-date results in, sales of the Chevrolet Volt now stand at 15,975, which is down by 14.9% compared with 2013 number.
|Toyota Prius Plug-in |
Prius Plug-in Hybrid sold just 479 units during the month, which is actually up 36% compared to September when 353 were sold. In terms of year-to-date results in 2014, sales of the Prius Plug-in Hybrid now stand at 12,321, an improvement of 22% compared with 2013 when 10,069 were sold.
|Ford C-Max Energi |
Ford C-MAX Energi sold 644 units in October. Previously in September, Ford sold 677 plug-ins, passing the one thousand mark for the first time this year. Overall for the year, 7,130 Ford C-MAX Energi plug-ins have been sold.
|Ford Fusion Energi |
Ford Fusion Energi finished last month with just 686 deliveries, after selling 640 units in September. 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 10,009 Fusion Energi plug-ins.
GM sold 152 Cadillac ELRs last month, which brings the total amount sold in the first 8 months to 1,037 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 97 deliveries. Previously in September, August, July, June and May, Panamera S E-Hybrid sold 82, 68, 63, 111 and 53 units respectively. In terms of year-to-date results in 2014, sales of the Panamera S E-Hybrid now stand at 791 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 186 in October, after selling 176 units in September. Ford sold record 264 Focus Electric EVs in August and 198 units EVs in July, which was just a single unit more compared to June’s number of 197. Overall Ford has now sold 1,720 Focus Electric EVs.
|BMW i3 |
BMW i3 achieved 1,159 sales last month, 137 units over September’s number. The total amount sold in the first 5 months on the market now stand at 4,263 units. BMW is now offering a new low cost DC fast charger for $6,548 at authorized BMW partners.
|BMW i8 |
BMW i8 sold 204 plug-in hybrid sports cars in October. BMW sold 58 units during September and nine i8 plug-in hybrid sports cars in its debut month in the US in August. 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 98 deliveries, after selling 65 in September, 51 in August and 41 units in July, its first month on the market. 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.
The all-electric 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf is on sale at participating dealerships in select states starting in early November. The e-Golf was rated by the EPA at126 city, 105 highway, and 116 combined MPGe and given a range of up to 83 miles. To kick off the launch of the e-Golf, Volkswagen of America partnered with Global Green USA to auction off the first all-electric Volkswagen in the United States. The auction raised more than $41,000. The winning bidder, Bruce Oberg, is scheduled to take delivery of his e-Golf from a dealer in Oregon later this week.
|Kia Soul EV|
Offered in two trims, Base and + (Plus), the 2015 Kia Soul EV MSRP will be $33,700 (not including federal tax rebate of $7,500) for the Base and $35,700 for the Plus (not including federal tax rebate of $7,500). With an expected introductory lease price of $249 per month, the Soul EV boasts best-in-class EPA-estimated range of 93 miles and MPGe of 92 miles on the highway and 120 miles in the city (105 miles combined).
|Smart Fortwo Electric Drive |
Last month, smart fortwo ED sold 150 units last month, after selling 182 units in September, 208 units in August, 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 1,930 units.
|Fiat 500e |
For October, Fiat 500e sold 140 units. Previously in September, Fiat 500e sold 137 units. Overall Fiat has now sold 1,578 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 just 58 Spark EVs in October. Previously in September, August and July, the Spark EV sold 51, 80 and 128 units respectively. 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 953.
|Honda Accord Plug-in |
The 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid logged 34 units last month. Previously in September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February and January, Accord Plug-in Hybrid sold 42, 46, 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 343.
|Honda Fit EV|
Honda sold 23 Fit EVs in October. Previously in September, Honda Fit EV sold 29 units. In terms of year-to-date results in 2014, sales of the Fit EV now stand at 370 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.
|Toyota RAV4 EV |
Toyota RAV4 EV sold 97 units in October, after selling 125 units in September. In terms of year-to-date results in 2014, sales of the Toyota RAV4 EV now stand at 1,064 units.
Mitsubishi sold just 17 i-MiEV electric cars in October. Previously in September, Mitsubishi sold 15 i-MiEV electric cars. In terms of year-to-date results in 2014, sales of the i-MiEV now stand at 166 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.