September’s plug-in car sales continue 2013’s trend of being up over 2012. Way up. Way up to the tune of over 400% way up. That’s a number that should get the attention of major automakers, considering EV and plug-in growth is rapidly out-pacing the rest of the US auto industry – and has been all summer!
Notable notables include the Nissan Leaf and Tesla Model S, whose September sales continued to “shine” compared compared to 2012. Ford’s electric and plug-in hybrid models continued to out-perform their 2012 versions, thanks in large part to the success of the new Ford Fusion. GM is down overall, plug-in hybrid/EV sales figures, which include the Chevy Volt hybrid and Chevy Spark EV numbers, are down more than 40% month-to-month, and down over 9% year to date.
You can get the full story, reprinted below from our sister site, Cleantechnica, with data gathered by EV Obsession. Enjoy!
Originally published on EV Obsession. August and September 2013 were funky months in the US auto industry. Basically, the reason for this is the auto industry’s funky calendar. The “last day” of the previous month on the auto industry’s calendar…
Sources: Cleantechnica, EV Obsession.