Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

April 2014 was one of the worst months for electric car sales in Japan.

Earlier, we found that Nissan LEAF sales fell to a 16 month low and now we see that Mitsubishi sales fell to only 51 EVs and 226 PHEVs.

Increased taxes and slightly lowered incentives are probably the main reason for the drop in sales and we believe that the recovery will take at least few months.

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV sales in April were only 226 units.  That brings its YTD total to 3,890 sales.

Pure electric cars had 51 sales, from which 18 are i-MiEVs, 25 Minicab-MiEV and 8 Minicab-MiEV Truck. YTD sales for all of those electric kei-cars combined exceed 800 units.

Let's hope that the recovery in Japan happens quickly and that plug-in electric vehicle sales get back on track soon.