June 2013 Is Best Month Yet for Electric Car Sales

Almost 9,000 plug-in electric vehicles have been sold in the U.S. during June of this year, bringing the total in the last 30 months to 110,000 plug-in electric cars.

Published: 28-Jul-2013

IF you think you've been seeing more Teslas and Nissan Leafs on the streets, it's not your imagination -- there really are more of them on our roads.

Just in the month of June of this year, almost 9,000 plug-in electric vehicles have been sold in the U.S. This adds to more than 110,000 plug-in electric vehicles that have been sold in this country in the last two and a half years, the Electrification Coalition reports. The Electrification Coalition is a nonprofit group composed of business leaders and industries, from battery manufacturers to automakers, and promotes the use of electric vehicles on a mass scale.

Tesla has been one of the biggest winners of the growing tide of electric cars, and managed to capture 8.4 percent of the luxury market in the first six months of 2013. Sales of Tesla cars have beaten virtually all of their competitors, including the Mercedes-Benz S-class, the Audi A8, and the BMW 7 series. Those are impressive statistics indeed, and not something we could have predicted even just a couple years ago.


1,849 Chevy Volts were sold in July 2012, for year-to-date total of 10,666 units.

Sales of Nissan LEAF and Toyota Prius PHV dipped in July to 395 and 688 vehicles respectively.

Chevrolet Volt being assembled on Hamtramck production line.

While GM won't confirm exact dates, spokesman did comment that company was matching supply with demand and preparing for Chevy Impala production on same line.

Chevrolet Volts on Hamtramck assembly line.

Jeff Siegel criticizes Jim Jelter's electric vehicle-bashing piece, calling the Volt a failure because GM closes the Hamtramck assembly plant for 4 weeks to retool for new Impala.


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