Wednesday, March 6, 2013

USA February 2013

A stylish newcomer to the Plug-In market:  The Ford Fusion Energi

With 5.419 units sold in February, the EV market in the US-of-A  saw a 18% increase over last month and, most importantly, a 200% plus increase year-on-year, showing a consistent growth that outshines the efforts across the pond in other countries, making the US responsible for over half the sales of  plug-ins this year.

All models contributed for this sales growth, with one of them (Mitsubishi i) even registering a record month at 337 units.

The Chevrolet Volt recovered the number one place but with Tesla selling consistently over 1.200 units a month, it will have to return to October levels (Over 2.000 sales) if it wants to keep comfortably the best selling crown.

Behind the front two, the Prius Plug In seems to be losing steam and is now threatened by the Nissan Leaf, that is starting to be benefited by the Tennessee production and with it expects to increase sales in the coming months.

In fifth comes the Mitsu i-Miev, relegating to a surprising #6 the C-Max Energi, struggling for now with a small inventory.

Finally, we welcome the Fusion Energi with a respectable 119 sales in its debut month.  

Pl USA Feb YTD %
1 Chevrolet Volt 1.626 2.766 28
2 Tesla Model S 1.400 2.600 26
3 Toyota Prius Plug-In 693 1.567 16
4 Nissan Leaf 653 1.303 13
5 Ford C-Max Energi 334 672 7
6 Mitsubishi I-Miev 337 594 6
7 Ford Focus Electric 158 239 2
8 Ford Fusion Energi 119 119 1
11 Toyota RAV4 EV 54 79 1
12 Fisker Karma 13 33 0
13 Honda Fit EV 15 23 0
14 Honda Accord Plug-In 17 19 0
15 Smart Fortwo ED 0 2 0

TOTAL 5.419 10.016 100



  1. The Prius PHEV price premium doesn't add up to what it has to offer, people are better of with the regular Prius.


  2. Hi Jon,

    True, and i would add that the PiP (Plug in Prius), besides having a very limited electric range (18 kms), it only works at moderate speeds, kicking in automatically the gas engine at over 100 km/h (62mph), so a Chevy Volt is a far superior car on the plug in thing.