Tesla Model S a Popular EV in Washington - Nissan LEAF Even More Popular

Tesla Model S a Popular EV in Washington - Nissan LEAF Even More Popular

It's not often that we come across state sales data for plug-in vehicles.  Even less often do we discover a specific model broken out in state data.

The Cheaper Nissan LEAF Easily Outsells the Model S in Washington

The Cheaper Nissan LEAF Easily Outsells the Model S in Washington

But we've hit gold here.

The state is Washington.

The vehicle is the Tesla Model S.

Combine the two, with some Seattle Times assistance, and we see this:

"As of November, 42 out of every 10,000 passenger cars registered in Washington were Teslas, according to data from auto industry analyst Hedges & Company. That’s good for third place behind California, where 67 out of every 10,000 passenger cars are made by the renegade Bay Area automaker, and the District of Columbia."

"But look at cars registered just last year and Washington comes out ahead. The numbers show 8.3 out of every 10,000 passenger cars registered here in 2013, through November, were Teslas, compared with 7.9 out of every 10,000 in California."

But the numbers in Washington get even better when we add in all EVs, including the way-cheaper-than-a-Model-S Nissan LEAF:

"In fact, Washington leads the nation in recent per-capita sales of all electric passenger cars, including more-affordable models like the Nissan Leaf: 293 of every 10,000 cars registered here in 2013, through November, will never need a drop of gas."

EV Registration Map For Washington

EV Registration Map For Washington

Lastly, the Seattle Times reports this:

"There are only north of 500 Teslas in the whole state, according to preliminary year-end figures from Tonia Buell at the Washington State Department of Transportation."

Source: Seattle Times