In the first two months of 2017, the Toyota Prius Prime Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) has managed to surpass Tesla’s Model S and Model X, in terms of sale, according to a report by Inside EVs.
The report states that the Tesla Model S managed to secure 2,650 total units of sales whereas the Model X only managed to sell 1,550 units. Meanwhile, Toyota successfully sold 2,728 units of sales in the first two months of the year and came out as the second best among all EV sold in the country.
The reason behind the Prius Prime’s great sales figures is the fact that this model is capable of getting users to and fro work entirely on electricity as it comes with over 400 miles of range.
Aside that, the Prius Prime is a Top Safety Pick Plus-rated model which Tesla sorely lacks in. It also qualifies for HOV lane stickers in Cali as well as other states where EVs are all the rage.
Another reason could be that most buyers are awaiting for the Tesla Model 3. Well, whatever the reason is, it sure looks like plug-ins are on its way to kicking the battery electric vehicles to the curb.