2013 Nissan LEAF

2013 Nissan LEAF

Led largely by the booming sales of the Nissan LEAF and the Tesla Model S, BEV sales in the US shot up by 241% in 2013, as compared to 2012.

Sure, some additional BEVs hit the market in 2013 that weren't available in 2012, but that fact of the matter is that BEVs had a stellar sales years.

LEAF sales for 2013 checked in at 22,610, compared to only 9,819 in 2012.

Model S sales ended 2013 at ~17,650, compared to just ~2,650 in 2012 when the Model S was available for last 7 months of the year.

The Detroit News cites Ward's Automotive, who pegs BEV sales at 46,000 in 2013 (no doubt an estimated figure due to Tesla and Fiat not reporting monthly sales numbers).

InsideEVs' officially BEV tally for sales in 2013 is closer to 45,000, but still the BEV segment saw phenomenal growth in 2013 and that's all that matters to us.

Source: Detroit News