Plug-In Electric Vehicle Market Share In Utah – Model-By-Model Breakdown


A few weeks ago, we posted an article on plug-in electric vehicle sales in Maine.

More specifically, the article pointed out that the Chevy Volt was outselling the Nissan LEAF in Maine by a factor of 2 to 1.

While that may be true in Maine, it’s not at all true in Utah.

InsideEVs contributor Mark Larsen, a resident of Utah, has compiled sales data in the form of a model-by-model market share pie chart showing how sales have played out in Utah.

As the pie chart depicts, the LEAF easily outsells the Volt in Utah, not by a 2 to 1 factor, but close.

*For more of Mark Larsen’s electric vehicle related works, check out his website here.

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9 Comments on "Plug-In Electric Vehicle Market Share In Utah – Model-By-Model Breakdown"

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I live in Utah and can understand why. I wanted to buy a Volt but had a very bad experience at the Chevy dealer in Ogden. They wanted me to sign o to a $500.00 / month lease. They knew almost nothing about the Volt and were giving all kinds of false information. The Nission dealer by comparison respected my concerns and worked to make me happy. I’ve had my leased Leaf almost a year and love it. I have to keep reminding my wife that it is my toy. I never charge anywhere but home and the only big negative I can say about the car is the lack of a spare wheel.

Wise not to buy the complication of the Volt and to lease the Leaf; assuming you have a three year lease, within that time you will know how the battery range problem with EVs shakes out.

I expect in three years Tesla will have their battery factory producing low-cost, high energy density cells and hopefully there will be an range upgrade battery for the Leaf.

Why are you trying to trash the Volt by calling it complicated? It is completely uncomplicated to own and very reliable.

Leaf, lower lease/purchase price, less incompetence by the sales departments when you go try to buy one, a 5th seat, and in Utah a state tax credit and HOV usage.

Volt offers better battery thermal managemnt, less range loss, higher owner satisfaction, more power and faster acclereation, much better crash test ratings, and owners actualy average more EV miles driven compared to the Leaf.

Either are a good choice but it depends on your needs as for which one is better.

So the Volt *isn’t* more complex than the LEAF? C’mon. That wasn’t trashing. That was comparing.

He said “Wise not to buy the complication of the Volt”, which is not a comparison nor a fact. Fact is, the Volt is a less complicated ownership experience. You can drive from from Salt Lake to Moab in the Volt. You can’t do that in the Leaf, without maintaining or making arrangements for a second vehicle. Other than dealing with salespeople that don’t know their product (pre-sale), Volt ownership (post-sale) is not complicated and ownership satisfaction ratings reflect this.

it is good to remember that chevy volt is counted as electric vehicle only in united states (and Canada). In the rest of the world it is counted as low emission ice car.

In the UK, isn’t there a Plug-In Car Grant for EV’s and PHEV’s. The Volt qualifies as a qualified PHEV. Also, in London the Volt qualifies for an exemption to the London Congestion Charge as a qualified PHEV. There are more examples in other nations.

How is this so, if everywhere but Canada and the U.S classifies it as a low emission ICE car? Please cite your source for every nation other than the U.S. and Canada, or stop making things up.

I asked for these sorts of figures from the state of Nevada but they said they won’t publish or release this information. =^(

Plug in day in Murray Utah this Saturday! My Citicar will be there.