Toyota Prius Plug-in sales increase 190 percent in April in US : TreeHugger

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Toyota Prius Plug-in increase 190 percent in April in US

The Prius Plug-in has made it to #2 in US car sales for the first time Some other top players seen their sales but the Prius Plug-in has also a 190% increase in sales to April 2013.

Its 1,741 sales weren’t its best however. More Toyota Plug-ins were sold August (1,791) and October But those are much bigger car sales months in general.

The top-selling electric car in April was the LEAF. which has held that top spot for at least the 4 months. According to my Tesla S estimate for January, the Model S was 15 above the LEAF that Of course, the Model S is supply-limited and we actually know how many Tesla is delivering each let alone how many are being to the US. I base my estimates off of quarterly estimates from Tesla and statements about how deliveries are split up between the US Europe.

Aside from Tesla’s limitations, the Nissan LEAF has topping the charts due to a combination of decent specs (114 81 miles per charge, 5 seats) and a low price compared to other cars. It sells for just before any incentives, $21,300 the federal tax credit, and $18,800 the federal tax credit and the California EV That’s well below the for new cars sold in the US, which is now $30,000.

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But it’s a bit more mysterious why Prius Plug-in sales risen so high. It’s the most attractive car on the market for who are in love with electric It only gets 11 miles of on its battery, then the gasoline kicks in. That’s 10 less the Ford Fusion Energi’s and the C-Max Energi’s 21 miles, and 27 miles less than the Volt’s 38 miles of electric-only However, after a relatively price cut. the Toyota Plug-in comes in at a lower than any of those (before $29,900 vs $38,700 vs $32,950 vs Also the Prius Plug-in benefits from the overall brand, which is very these days, and drivers for a very efficient car are probably inclined to purchase a Toyota a Ford or Chevrolet. But

we can’t really be sure is driving sales of the Prius so much, so this is all just

For more details on April versus April 2013 car sales, or year-to-date plug-in car here are 4 charts:

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