2. Nissan Leaf

Timing is everything. If you are the first to introduce a first-gen EV with respectable range and a price point that made it accessible to a large market, then you are likely to have a hit on your hands and that’s just what Nissan experienced.


With up to 107 miles on a single charge, the Leaf crushed the competition and has thus far sold 101,679 units.

1. Chevrolet Volt

Edging out the Leaf with 109,472 units sold, The Chevy Volt hybrid is currently the top selling electric automobile in America. Volt drivers typically drive more in the EV range than Leaf drivers, so even though it has a gas-powered engine, it is rarely used.

The only thing certain about the EV market is that it’s going to change. New battery technologies and autonomous software applications are most likely going to result in interesting EV applications like semi-trucks, municipal buses as well as a host of improvements in the “conventional” automotive offerings.

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