Nissan Leaf, Toyota Prius Prime lead plug-in EV sales for May 2018
According to reports, the plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) which topped the sales charts for the month May 2018 included the Nissan LEAF and the Toyota Prius Prime.
The Nissan LEAF notched up to the top of the plug-in EV sales charts in May, after recording slow sales in April. The improved performance of the LEAF was chiefly attributable to 151-mile battery of the redesigned LEAF. Going by the figures, 1,576 units of Nissan LEAF were sold in May, marking an impressive increase over the 1,171 units sold in April.
Besides Nissan LEAF, the Toyota Prius Prime also recorded noteworthy sales for the month of May. With a total of 2,924 Prius Prime units sold in May, the sales of the vehicle were nearly two-fold more than the sales of other popular plug-in hybrids like the Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid, and the Chevrolet Volt.
Among the other automakers recording significant plug-in hybrid sales increase in May was Honda, which sold 1,639 units of its Clarity Plug-in Hybrid during the month, as compared to 1,049 units sold in April. In addition, Honda also sold 37 Clarity Electrics as well as 30 Clarity Fuel-Cell vehicles.
Meanwhile, with General Motors (GM) deciding not disclose monthly sales figures for its vehicles, there were no direct numbers available for the Chevy Volt or the Bolt EV for the month of May. However, as per other industry analysts, sales of both the vehicles in May recorded a marginal increase over their sales figures for the previous months.
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