All major automakers are posting March 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: Saturday, April-04, 2015 @ 05:10 am.
Sales of the all-electric Nissan LEAF totaled 1,817, down 27.5 percent compared to March of 2014 when Nissan sold 2,507 LEAF EV’s. In terms of year-to-date results in 2015, sales of the Nissan LEAF now stand at 4,085, which is down by 21.2% compared with 2014 when 5,184 were sold.
Just 639 Chevrolet Volts were sold in March, down 8% compared to February, better than January’s 542, which was the lowest monthly Volt total in more than two years. Overall for the year, 1,874 Chevrolet Volt plug-ins have been sold, a 48% decrease from 2014 when 3,606 were sold.
|Toyota Prius Plug-in |
Prius Plug-in Hybrid sold just 473 units during the month, which is down 66.1% compared to March of 2014 when 1,452 were sold. In terms of year-to-date results in 2015, sales of the Prius Plug-in Hybrid now stand at 1,271, off 61.4% from 2014 when 3,296 were sold.
|Ford C-Max Energi |
Ford C-MAX Energi sold 715 units in March. Previously in February and January, Ford sold 498 and 395 plug-ins respectively.
|Ford Fusion Energi |
Ford Fusion Energi finished last month with 837 deliveries, after selling 603 units in February and 426 units in January.
GM sold 127 Cadillac ELRs last month, up 119% compared to February of 2014. 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 – no sales data to report|
Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrids finished last month with 40 deliveries. Previously in January, Panamera S E-Hybrid sold 61 units.
|Porsche Cayenne S e-Hybrid |
Porsche sold 72 Cayenne S E-Hybrid SUVs last month, after selling 71 units in February and 83 units in January. The 2015 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid is the first plug-in hybrid in the premium SUV segment. The Cayenne S Hybrid has a lithium-ion traction battery with an energy capacity of 10.8 kWh, which enables an all-electric driving range of 11 to 22 miles, combined fuel consumption is 39 mpg US with 79 g/km of CO2.
|Tesla Model S – Does not report exactly monthly sales|
Tesla Motors delivered 10,030 Model S vehicles, according to Q1 results.
|Ford Focus Electric |
Deliveries of the Ford Focus Electric were 140 in March. In February and January, Ford sold 145 and 85 Focus Electrics respectively.
|BMW i3 |
BMW i3 achieved 922 sales last month, after selling 1,089 units in February. BMW is now offering a new low cost DC fast charger for $6,548 at authorized BMW partners. In terms of year-to-date results in 2015, sales of the BMW i3 now stand at 2,681.
|BMW i8 |
BMW i8 sold 143 plug-in hybrid sports cars in February. BMW sold 113 units in February and 85 in January. 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 145 deliveries, after selling 109 units in February and 240 in January. 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.
Volkswagen e-Gold sold 195 units last month, after selling 130 units in February and 181 in January. The all-electric 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf is on sale at participating dealerships in select states. 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.
|Kia Soul EV|
Kia Soul EV sold 63 units last month, after selling 48 units in February and 69 units during January. Kia is expanding availability of the Soul EV into five new states: Georgia, Texas, Oregon, Washington and Hawaii. 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.
|Smart Fortwo Electric Drive |
Last month, smart fortwo ED sold 103 units last month, after selling 76 units in February and 147 units in January.
|Fiat 500e – no sales data to report|
For February, Fiat 500e sold 164 units, after selling 117 units in February and 119 units in January. 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 151 Spark EVs in last month, after selling 119 units in February and 86 units in January.
|Honda Accord Plug-in |
The Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid logged 5 units last month, after selling 12 units in February and 46 units in January.
|Honda Fit EV |
Honda Fit EV sold just 1 unit last month. A total of 1,069 Fit EVs has been sold since the vehicle hit the market in mid-2012. 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 just 4 units last month. The RAV EV sold 2 units in February and 7 units in January. For 2014, sales of the Toyota RAV4 EV were 1,184 units.
|Mitsubishi i |
Mitsubishi sold just 10 i-MiEV electric cars in march, after selling just 2 units in February and 3 units in January.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.