The Toyota Prius Prime continues to out-sell every other affordable EV. However, its steady domination in the affordable EV class is overshadowed by Tesla's Model 3 sales news.
The Toyota Prius Prime plug-in hybrid electric vehicle continues to be the dominant seller in the U.S. affordable EV segment. For July, the Prius Prime grew by 25% to just under 2,000 units sold. For the year, the Prime's sales are up 42%.
By contrast, the Chevy Bolt battery-electric vehicle (BEV) and Nissan Leaf BEV have a sales rate about half that of the Toyota Prius Prime's. The Chevy Volt extended-range electric vehicle (EREV) is doing better and in July Chevy sold nearly 1,500 units.
Year to date, the Prius Prime has sold 16,239 units. Chevy has sold 9,289 Volts* and 9,033 Bolts*. The new Nissan Leaf is a sales disappointment. Nissan has only sold 7,808 units and is now selling more slowly than the just-introduced Honda Clarity PHEV. The Honda Clarity BEV is still in its initial launch stages and selling only in limited markets.
Toyota Prius Prime Solidifies Lead In Affordable U.S. EV Sales With Impressive Staying Power