The numbers are in, and it looks like there is only one big winner in the plug-in EV segment – the 2017 Chevrolet Volt. As GM is beginning to fulfill more demand for the plug-in hybrid, the true value of the vehicle is becoming increasingly apparent.
It is the only EV among its closest sales rivals that have posted a fourth consecutive month of growth for April 2016. The 2016 Nissan Leaf, Tesla Model S, and Model X have dropped against their March figures.
The fact that the Volt outsells the Leaf yet again this year is not surprising, although it did so by a margin of almost 1,200 units. What’s interesting is how it fares against the two Tesla nameplates.
While the Volt (2016 and 2017 models) sold 1,983 units in April, the Model S and Model X attained estimated figures of 800 units and 850 units respectively. Even after some give and take for those approximate numbers, the Volt still clearly outsells them both combined.
No other plug-in EV managed to surpass 1,000 unit sales in April, but it is worth noting that the 2016 BMW i3 has achieved 814 sales, up by 145 percent against the previous month and 100 percent against April 2015.