All major automakers are posting May 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: Friday, June-02, 2017 @ 11:54 am.
Sales of the all-electric Nissan LEAF totaled 1,392 units, up 42.2% compared to May of 2016 when Nissan sold 979 LEAF EV’s. In terms of year to date in 2017, 5,742 LEAFs have been sold, which is up 22.2% compared with 2016 when 4,697 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 1,817 units last month, down 4.4 percent compared to May of 2016 when Chevy sold 1,901 Volts. Overall for the year, 9,187 Chevrolet Volt plug-ins have been sold, which is up by 16.7% compared to 2016 when 7,871 units were sold.
|Toyota Prius Prime|
Prius Plug-in Hybrid sold 1,908 units during the month, after selling 1,819 in April. Overall for the year, 8,073 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 950 units in April. Previously in April, Ford sold 749 C-MAX Energi plug-ins. Overall for the year, 3,444 C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrids have been sold, which is up 22.7% compared to 2016 when 2,057 units have been sold.
|Ford Fusion Energi |
Ford Fusion Energi finished last month with 1,000 deliveries, after selling 905 units in April. In terms of year to date in 2017, 4,350 Fusion Energi plug-ins have been sold, which is down 17.9% compared to 2016 when 4,082 units have been sold..
|Chevrolet Bolt EV|
Chevrolet Bolt EV deliveries totaled 1,566 units during the month. Previously in April, Chevy Bolt sold 1,292 units. In terms of year to date in 2017, 5,950 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 just 1 delivery, after selling 2 units in April, 3 units in March, just 1 unit in February and 2 units in January. Overall for 2017, just 8 Panamera S E-Hybrids have been sold.
|Porsche Cayenne S e-Hybrid |
Porsche sold 174 Cayenne S E-Hybrid SUVs last month, after selling 185 units in April. In terms of year to date in 2017, 783 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 506 units last month, after selling 516 units in April. In terms of year to date in 2017, 2,425 BMW i3 EVs have been sold.
|BMW i8 |
BMW i8 sold 18 plug-in hybrid sports cars last month. BMW sold 23 units in April. Overall for the year, 198 BMW i8 plug-ins have been sold.
|BMW X5 xDrive40e|
The BMW X5 xDrive40e sold 433 units, after selling 291 units in April. Overall for the year, 1,658 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 |
BMW 330e sold 475 units during the month, after selling 260 units in March. Overall for the year, 1,373 BMW 330e plug-in hybrids have been sold. The 2016 BMW 330e is priced at $44,695 including $995 destination & handling.
The all-new BMW 740e sold 33 units during the month, after selling 123 units in April. In terms of year to date in 2017, 251 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).
The all-new BMW 530e sold 147 units in its second month on the market, after selling 13 units in April. Combined system output of 248 hp and 310 lb-ft. of peak torque propels the BMW 530e iPerformance Sedan from 0 to 60 mph in 6.0 seconds and the BMW 530e xDrive iPerformance Sedan in 5.8 seconds. It’s priced from $51,400.
|Mercedes-Benz GLE 550e|
Mercedes-Benz GLE 550e sold 33 units in March. Previously in April, the GLE 550e sold 36 units. Overall for the year, 227 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 46 deliveries, after selling 66 units in April. Overall for the year, 271 B-Class Electric Drive EVs have been sold. 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 just 7 units last month, after selling 3 units in April. Overall for the year, 288 C 350 e PHEVs have been sold. 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 83 units last month, after selling 81 units in April. Overall for the year, 330 S550 plug-in hybrids have been sold. 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 146 units during the month, after selling 145 units in April. Overall for 2017, 573 XC90 PHEV SUVs have been sold. The MSRP of the Volvo XC90 T8 PHEV is $68,100 before incentives.
|Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid|
The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid sold 485 units during the month, after selling 205 units in April. The 2017 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 |
Volkswagen e-Golf sold 381 units last month, down 41.6 percent compared to May of 2016 when Volkswagen sold 269 e-Golf EVs. Overall for the year, 1,655 e-Golfs have been sold, which is up by 35,8% compared to 2016 when 938 units were sold.
|Audi A3 Sportback e-tron |
Sales of the A3 Sportback e-tron sold 294 units during the month, down 18.6 percent compared to May of 2016 when A3 Sportback e-tron sold 361 units. In terms of year to date, sales of the A3 Sportback e-tron no stand at 1,796 units, up 13% compared with 2016 when 1,598 units were sold.
|Fiat 500e |
For May, Fiat 500e sold 665 units units in last month, after selling 441 units in April. Overall for the year, 2,859 Fiat 500e EVs have been sold. In 2016, sales of the Fiat 500e were 5,330 units.
|Hyundai Sonata PHEV|
Hyundai Sonata plug-in hybrid sold 220 units during the month. Previously in April, Sonata PHEV sold 280 units. Overal for the year, 1,160 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 85 units during the month, after selling 86 units in April. In terms of year to date, sales of the Optima PHEVs now stand at 312 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
|Cadillac CT6 PHEV|
Cadillac CT6 PHEV sold 16 units last month, after selling 6 units in April – its first month on the market.Cadillac CT6 PHEV is priced at $75,095 before any applicable electric vehicle tax incentives. All-electric range for the CT6 Plug-In Hybrid is an estimated 30 miles. However, the car’s combination of efficient engine and battery power enables drivers the freedom of more than 400 miles of total driving range
|Hyundai IONIQ Electric|
Hyundai IONIQ Electric sold 75 units last month, after selling 19 units in April – its first month on the market. The Ioniq Electric offers pure electric mobility with a 28 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery for an estimated driving range of 110 miles. Pricing starts from $29,500 before incentives.
|Kia Soul EV |
Kia Soul EV sold 129 units last month, after selling 167 units in April. Overall for 2017, 736 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 just 1 unit last month, after selling 3 units in April, 13 units in March, 22 units in February and 15 units in January. Overall for 2016, 657 smart fortwo EDs have been sold.
|Ford Focus Electric |
Ford Focus Electric sold 132, after selling 120 units in April. In terms of year to date, sales of the Focus Electric now stand at 948.
Mitsubishi iMiEV didn’t sell any unit during the month. Mitsubishi sold 2 iMiEVs in April, 3 units in March and 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 sold 162 Mirai fuel-cell electric sedans last month, after selling 106 units in April. Overall for the year, 579 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.
|Chevrolet Spark EV |
Spark EV didn’t sell any unit during the month. Spark EV sold just 1 unit in April, after selling 3 units in March, 4 units in February and also 4 units in January. Last year, 3,035 Chevrolet Spark EVs have been sold.
| 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.