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: Tuesday, April-04, 2017 @ 01:00 pm.
Sales of the all-electric Nissan LEAF totaled 1,478 units, up 18.6% compared to March of 2016 when Nissan sold 1,246 LEAF EV’s. In terms of year to date in 2017, 3,287 LEAFs have been sold, which is up 12.1% compared with 2016 when ,2,931 were sold, Last year, Nissan introduced the all-electric LEAF with an available 30 kWh battery that provides an EPA-estimated range of 107 miles – a 27-percent increase over the previous 24 kWH battery.
Chevrolet Volt sold 2,132 units last month, up 14.3 percent compared to March of 2016 when Chevy sold 1,865 Volts. Overall for the year, 5,563 Chevrolet Volt plug-ins have been sold, which is up by 39.5% compared to 2016 when 3,987 units were sold.
|Toyota Prius Prime|
Prius Plug-in Hybrid sold 1,618 units during the month, after selling 1,362 in February and 1,366 units in January. Overall for the year, 4,346 Prius Prime plug-ins have been sold. The Prius Prime PHV achieves a remarkable EPA-estimated 133 MPGe and MSRP that will range from $27,100 for the base Prius Prime Plus grade.
|Ford C-Max Energi |
Ford C-MAX Energi sold 662 units in March. Previously in February, Ford sold a,639 C-MAX Energi plug-ins. Overall for the year, 1,774 C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrids have been sold, which is up 22.3% compared to 2016 when 1,450 units have been sold.
|Ford Fusion Energi |
Ford Fusion Energi finished last month with 1,002 deliveries, after selling 837 units in February. In terms of year to date in 2017, 2,445 Fusion Energi plug-ins have been sold, which is down 11.1% compared to 2016 when 2,751 units have been sold..
|Chevrolet Bolt EV|
Chevrolet Bolt EV sold 978 units in March, 952 units in February. In terms of year to date in 2017, 3,092 Bolt EVs have been sold. The Chevrolet Bolt EV begins at a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $37,495, which includes destination and freight charges, but excludes tax, title, license and dealer fees. Depending on individual tax situations, customers may receive an available federal tax credit of up to $7,500.
|Porsche Panamera S-E Hybrid|
Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrids finished last month with 3 deliveries, after selling just 1 unit in February and 2 units in January. Overall for 2017, just 6 Panamera S E-Hybrids have been sold.
|Porsche Cayenne S e-Hybrid|
Porsche sold 126 Cayenne S E-Hybrid SUVs last month, after selling 121 units in February. In terms of year to date in 2017, 424 Cayenne S E-Hybrids have been sold.
|Tesla Model S – Does not report exactly monthly sales|
Tesla Motors delivered 13,450 Model S vehicles, according to Q1 results.
|Tesla Model X – Does not report exactly monthly sales|
Tesla delivered 11,550 Model X vehicles in the Q1 of 2017.
|BMW i3 |
BMW i3 sold 703 units last month, after selling 318 units in February. In terms of year to date in 2017, 1,403 BMW i3 EVs have been sold.
|BMW i8 |
BMW i8 sold 49 plug-in hybrid sports cars last month. BMW sold 58 units in February. Overall for the year, 157 BMW i8 plug-ins have been sold.
|BMW X5 xDrive40e |
The BMW X5 xDrive40e sold 397 units, after selling 275 units in February. Overall for the year, 934 BMW X5 xDrive40e SUVs have been sold. With a total system output of 230 kW/313 hp generated by a 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder gasoline engine and a synchronous electric motor, the BMW X5 xDrive40e achieves a combined fuel consumption of 69 – 71 mpg.
BMW 330e sold 365 units during the month, after selling 144 units in February. Overall for the year, 638 BMW 330e plug-in hybrids have been sold. The 2016 BMW 330e is priced at $44,695 including $995 destination & handling.
|BMW 740e |
The all-new BMW 740e sold 42 units during the month, after selling 35 units in February. In terms of year to date in 2017, 95 BMW 740e plug-ins have been sold. The 2017 BMW 740e xDrive iPerformance is priced at $89,100 plus $995 Destination and Handling. With its eDrive technology the BMW 740e xDrive iPerformance can be driven in all-electric mode up to 75 mph. Combined fuel economy of 64 MPGe and an all-electric range of 14 miles is possible (EPA official figures).
|Mercedes-Benz GLE 550e |
Mercedes-Benz GLE 550e sold 47 units in March. Previously in February, the GLE 550e sold 59 units. Overall for the year, 158 Mercedes-Benz GLE 550e plug-in hybrids have been sold GLE 550e is equipped with V6 gas engine and a seven-speed automatic transmission, combined with an electric motor for total system power of 436 hp, 479 ft lbs of torque. The 8.8 kWh battery pack stores enough juice to travel up to 30 km (19 miles) on electric power.
|Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive |
Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive finished last month with 50 deliveries, after selling 56 units in February and 53 units 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.
|Mercedes-Benz C 350 e|
Mercedes-Benz C 350 sold 17 units during the month, after selling 51 units in February and 210 units in January. The Mercedes-Benz C 350 e combines a combustion engine with an electric drive system and a high-voltage lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 6.38 kWh, which can be charged from an external power source. The C 350 e can reach a top speed of 155.3 mph while achieving certified fuel consumption of 112 mpg US.
|Mercedes-Benz S550 Plug-in Hybrid |
Mercedes-Benz S550 Plug-in Hybrid sold 60 units last month, after selling 51 units in February and 55 units in January. The S550 Plug-in Hybrid offers a system output of 436 hp and 479 lb-ft torque, sprints from 0 to 62 mph in just 5.2 seconds and can drive up to 20 miles purely electrically.
|Volvo XC90 T8 PHEV|
Volvo XC90 PHEV sold 103 units during the month, after selling 83 units in February. Overall for 2017, 282 XC90 PHEV SUVs have been sold. The MSRP of the Volvo XC90 T8 PHEV is $68,100 before incentives.
|Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid – coming later this year|
The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid starts at $34,495 with available U.S. federal tax credit, not including state and local incentives. The Pacifica Hybrid has earned a fuel economy rating of 84 MPGe from EPA. It also offers a total driving range of 566 miles and an electric-only range of 33 miles.
Volkswagen e-Golf sold 342 units last month, up 297.7 percent compared to March of 2016 when Volkswagen sold 86 e-Golf EVs. Overall for the year, 967 e-Golfs have been sold, which is up by 58% compared to 2016 when 612 units were sold..
|Audi A3 Sportback e-tron|
Sales of the A3 Sportback e-tron did well in March with 414 vehicles, an increase of 24.7 percent compared to March of 2016 when A3 Sportback e-tron sold 332 units. In terms of year to date, sales of the A3 Sportback e-tron no stand at 1,201 units, up 32.4% compared with 2016 when 907 units were sold..
|Fiat 500e |
For May, Fiat 500e sold 355 units in last month, after selling 283 units in February 345 units in January. In 2016, sales of the Fiat 500e were 5,330 units.
|Hyundai Sonata PHEV |
Hyundai Sonata plug-in hybrid sold 275 units during the month. Previously in February, Sonata PHEV sold 175 units. Overal for the year, 675 Sonata plug-in hybrids have been sold, Hyundai Sonata PHEV is priced from $34,600 before incentives.
|Kia Optima PHEV |
Kia Optima PHEV plug-in hybrid sold 70 units during the month, after selling 85 units in February. In terms of year to date, sales of the Optima PHEVs now stand at 141 units. With an estimated 600 miles of total driving range, the Optima PHEV’s battery system features a 9.8 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery pack, which produces roughly 60 percent more energy output than the battery pack found in the outgoing Optima’s hybrid system, and is estimated to achieve 27 miles in full EV mode
|Kia Soul EV |
Kia Soul EV sold 171 units last month, after selling 152 units in February. Overall for 2017, 440 Soul EVs have been sold. 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 13 units last month, after selling 22 units in February and 15 units in January. Overall for 2016, 657 smart fortwo EDs have been sold.
|Chevrolet Spark EV|
Spark EV sold just 3 units in March, after selling 4 units in February and also 4 units in January. Last year, 3,035 Chevrolet Spark EVs have been sold.
|Ford Focus Electric |
Ford Focus Electric sold 407, after selling 228 units in February. In terms of year to date, sales of the Focus Electric now stand at 901.
|Mitsubishi i |
Mitsubishi sold 3 units last month, after selling just one unit in February. Last year, only 94 iMiEVs have been sold. 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.
|Toyota Mirai |
Toyota sold 118 Mirai fuel-cell electric sedans last month, after selling 110 units in February and 83 units in January. Last year, 1,034 Mirai FCVs have been sold. The Mirai is priced MSRP $57,500 plus an $835 destination fee. With combined state and federal incentives of $13,000 available to many customers, the purchase price could potentially fall to under $45,000.
|Cadillac ELR – discontinued|
General Motors has pulled the plug on the Cadillac ELR after years of dismal sales. Cadillac only managed to sell 1,354 units of the ELR in 2014, while only 1,024 were delivered in 2015.