U.S. electric car sales in June

Nissan still has the highest-selling mainstream electric vehicle on the market. Nissan rounds off the month’s sales having moved 2,347 Leafs. That’s 770 fewer than May’s best-ever Leaf sales total, but it’s still a record for June, up 5.5 percent on last year’s June total.



June’s sales bring the Leaf’s year-to-date total to 12,736 cars, further increasing its lead over the Chevrolet Volt and other electric vehicles for 2014.


It’s also the Leaf’s sixteenth straight month of record sales, and means Leaf deliveries are up almost a third over the same period in 2013.


The Chevrolet Volt didn’t beat its best-ever monthly total in June, but managed to build upon May’s 1,684 total with 1,777 cars finding homes last month.


Unfortunately for Chevrolet, that’s still a third down on June 2013’s total, but continues the model’s reasonably consistent sales for another month. The Volt’s 2014 total is now up to 8,615, and its 43-month lifetime tally tops 63,167 cars.


Chevrolet also offers the Spark EV in its plug-in car lineup, and while overall sales of the diminutive electric car are nothing to write home about, the model is selling strongly next to last year’s figures.


Chevy moved 85 Spark EVs in June, a full 215 percent increase over June 2013. That’s 97 fewer than May though, and brings the compliance car’s 2014 total to 454.