For July, the Chevrolet Volt again led the small-but-expanding North American market of all-electric cars and plug-in hybrids, with 1,849 sales representing an uptick of 89 units more than June, and the Volt’s second-best month since selling 2,289 in March.
Following the Chevy was Toyota’s Prius PHEV with 688 units sold. It stayed very consistent next to its 695 sold in June. Nissan’s ailing Leaf – with yet-to-be answered questions about heat-induced battery degradation – saw sales decline to 395 units from 535 in June.
Next in line from the Leaf comes the Ford’s Focus Electric with just 38 units sold, down from 89 in June. And doing comparably, was the Misubishi i-MiEV with 33 units – the exact same number reported in June. Mitsubishi is now selling this car through certified i-MiEV dealers in all states except Alaska, Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska and North Dakota, with no plans for U.S. territories at this time.
After Mitsubishi comes Honda Motor Co., which dipped its toes in with its first seven California-lease-only Fit EVs sold to retail customers.
Smart delivered just six ForTwo EVs in July compared to 127 in June. BMW’s limited-availability Active E went to zero last month, compared to 79 in June.
Fisker and Tesla have chosen not to report sales on a regular monthly basis, but if we’re able to get that info later we will post it.
More competition is on its way, including the $33,745 Ford C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid due this fall. It will have 20 miles all-electric range and a combined rating of 95 mpg.