Plug-In Sales in U.S.

Plug-In Sales in U.S.

2014 Nissan LEAF

2014 Nissan LEAF

Plug-in electric car sales in the US hit an all-time high in May with 12,000-plus sold. May represented the 42nd straight month of sales growth year over year for plug-in vehicles in the US.

This is amazing and so we decided to check out how this growth looks on a graph.

In the early days, the growth was significant: 643% in December 2011.

Then, with an increasing volume of sales, we every month showing a positive year over year gain.

Below, we see the same graph limited to just  the last 1.5 years and in recent months, the pace of growth is stabilizing on the level of 20-50%, with a 62% increase in May.

The worst result was in March 2014 - just 15%, because the year earlier the 2014 Nissan LEAF introduction led to a record 2,236 deliveries.  This record has since been shattered by the LEAF.