Tesla Model S Leads 2013 Plug-in Sales

Tesla Model S Leads 2013 Plug-in Sales

The Tesla Model S will be North America’s best-selling plug-in vehicle so far this year, besting both the Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf.

Tesla expects to report at least 4,750 deliveries of its Model S for the first quarter of 2013. The Volt sold 4,421 units while Nissan delivered 3,695 Leafs in the first quarter. The numbers may be surprising to some, considering how much more expensive the Model S is compared to the Volt and Leaf. Unfortunately for the Volt and the Leaf, the Model S offers not only luxury and good looks, but plenty of performance.

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The Model S went on sale in mid-2012 with a starting price of $69,900 and can go as far as 300 miles on a single charge. Tesla CEO Elon Musk is aiming to deliver 20,000 Model S vehicles this year. Last year, Chevrolet and Nissan each sold about 30,000 of their rechargeable vehicles last year but both declined to give their volume targets for 2013.

[Source: Bloomberg]

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