Was Tesla Model S January's best-selling plug-in?
Tesla, of course, is mum on its sales numbers, with spokeswoman Shanna Hendriks saying only that the company will reveal some sales details during its fourth-quarter 2012 earnings call scheduled for later this month.
So, that leaves us with speculation. With as many as 1,600 Model S sedans being delivered a month, Tesla in January may well have led all automakers, as General Motors and Nissan were hamstrung by inventory issues for the Chevrolet Volt extended-range plug-in and Leaf EV, respectively. Leaf sales in January fell 3.8 percent from a year earlier to 650 units, while the Volt moved 1,140 units, which was twice as high as 2012 figures but down from 2,633 units in December. Meanwhile, the Ford C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid moved 338 units in January, while Toyota sold 874 of its Prius Plug-in Hybrids. So, if Tesla did deliver 1,600 Model S vehicles in January, well, that'd be quite something.
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