As followers of C-MaxChat know, we’ve compared the Prius V with C-Max Hybrid and the Prius Plug-in with C-Max Energi. One blog compares the monthly sales of the four vehicles. There’s a new first. The C-Max Energi outsold the Prius Plug-in for the first time ever. The Energi was first sold in October 2013. It outsold the Prius Plug-in 1050 to just 818 in August. August sales for the Energi were up 69% from the same month last year and are up 64% year-to-date over the same eight months last year. The percent of C-Max vehicles sold that are the Energi model is also increasing, 29% versus just 14% for same eight months last year.
And here’s another statistic: Ford has sold more plug-in vehicles this year in North America than any other manufacturer except Nissan. Ford has sold more than GM and Tesla. It has also sold more than all other manufacturers combined. Mitsubishi has the hot selling Outlander PHEV, but it isn’t yet sold in North America.