All major automakers are posting May sales numbers for plug-in electric vehicles.
Nissan’s LEAF and the Chevrolet Volt had their best sales month of 2015, with the LEAF selling 2,014 units and Volt delivering 1,618 units in May.
NOTE: As always, this article is updated throughout the day as soon as more data is available.
Last update: Thursday, June-04, 2015 @ 09:00 am.
Sales of the all-electric Nissan LEAF totaled 2,014 – a year high, but still down 32.5% compared to May of 2014 when Nissan sold 3,117 LEAF EV’s. In terms of year-to-date results in 2015, sales of the Nissan LEAF now stand at 7,742, which is down by 25.5% compared with 2014 when 10,389 were sold.
Chevrolet Volt sold 1,618 units last month, up 44% compared to April. Overall for the year, 4,397 Chevrolet Volt plug-ins have been sold, a 35.7% decrease from 2014 when 6,838 were sold.
|Toyota Prius Plug-in |
Prius Plug-in Hybrid sold 727 units during the month – a year high. In terms of year-to-date results in 2015, sales of the Prius Plug-in Hybrid now stand at 2,426. Production of the current generation of Prius PHV ends next month. The next generation Prius PHV will come in the second half of 2016 as a 2017 model car.
|Ford C-Max Energi |
Ford C-MAX Energi sold 715 units in April. Previously in April, Ford sold 553 plug-ins. In terms of year-to-date results in 2015, sales of the Ford C-Max Energi now stand at 2,876.
|Ford Fusion Energi |
Ford Fusion Energi finished last month with 986 deliveries, after selling 711 units in April. In terms of year-to-date results in 2015, sales of the Ford Fusion Energi now stand at 3,563.
GM sold 116 Cadillac ELRs last month. Previously in April, Cadillac sold 104 ELRs. In terms of year-to-date results in, sales of the Cadillac ELR now stand at 531. 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 21 deliveries. Previously in April, Panamera S E-Hybrid sold 30 units. In terms of year-to-date results in 2015, sales of the Panamera S E-Hybrid now stand at 196.
|Porsche Cayenne S e-Hybrid |
Porsche sold 105 Cayenne S E-Hybrid SUVs last month, after selling 88 units in April. 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. In terms of year-to-date results in 2015, sales of the Cayenne S E-Hybrid now stand at 402.
|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 165 in May. In April and March, Ford sold 124 and 140 Focus Electrics respectively. In terms of year-to-date results in 2015, sales of the Ford Focus Electric now stand at 659.
|BMW i3 |
BMW i3 sold 818 units last month, after selling just 406 units in April. 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 3,905.
|BMW i8 |
BMW i8 sold 117 plug-in hybrid sports cars last month. BMW sold 138 units in April and 143 units in March. Overall for the year, 596 BMW i8 sports cars have been sold. 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 278 deliveries, after selling 158 units in April. 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. Overall for the year, 930 B-Class Electric Drive have been sold.
|Volkswagen e-Golf |
Volkswagen e-Gold sold record 410 units last month, after selling 309 units in April. Overall for the year, 1,225 VW e-Golf EVs have been sold. 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 108 units last month, after selling 73 units in April. 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. Overall for the year, 361 Soul EVs have been sold.
|Smart Fortwo Electric Drive |
Last month, smart fortwo ED sold 102 units last month, after selling 124 units in April. In terms of year-to-date results in 2015, sales of the smart fortwo ED now stand at 552.
|Fiat 500e |
For April, Fiat 500e sold 420 units. Overall for the year, 3,021 Fiat 500e EVs have been sold. The 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|
Spark EV sold 283 units, after selling a record 920 units in April. Overall for the year, 1,559 Chevrolet Spark EVs have been sold.
|Honda Accord Plug-in |
The Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid logged just 5 units last month. In terms of year-to-date results in 2015, sales of the Accord Plug-in Hybrid now stand at 55, a 63.8% decrease from 2014 when 152 were sold
|Mitsubishi i |
Mitsubishi sold 18 i-MiEV electric cars in May, after selling just 16 units in April. 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.