Carmakers Reporting Increasing Sales of Electric, Hybrid Cars

Jim Henry reports on sales of electric-drive vehicles by the large carmakers, including Nissan, Chevrolet and Ford.

Published: 02-Oct-2013

If you missed National Plug In Day last weekend don’t worry, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to get together with other enthusiasts for electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids.

But you might need a bigger venue. Starting from near zero, sales of plug-in cars are starting to take off, with help from some big price cuts. That means owning a plug-in car – a battery-powered, all-electric vehicle (BEV for short); or a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) – is nowhere near as lonesome as it was.

Nissan North America said last week U.S. sales of the all-electric Nissan Leaf have passed 35,000 since it was launched in 2010.


2012 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid.

Lincoln MKZ Hybrid and Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrids top the list of hybrids with best 5-year return on investment.

2013 Ford Fusion is one of trio of hybrids leading in resale values.

The Ford Fusion Hybrid, Toyota Prius C and Chevrolet Volt all ranked highest in their respective categories for resale value.

Pre-owned Honda Insight for sale by Curry Honda.

Bankrate newsletter offers advise on what to consider when contemplating purchasing a used hybrid like the Toyota Prius or Honda Insight.


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