"Suddenly, It's a Three-Car Race for Electric-Powered Dominance"

"Tesla joins Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt in the race for electric car sales. After a recording-breaking March for the Nissan Leaf, sales of electric cars dipped in April."

"The race for acceptance of electric vehicles has gone from a two-car competition to a three-car free-for-all.

For the second month in a row, the Nissan Leaf beat the Chevy Volt in sales and could soon take over in sales year to date. Now, luxury carmaker Tesla Motors is joining the fray. Even though sales of electric cars cooled in April, the appearance of Tesla is livening up the competition.

'It’s a neck-and-neck race for those three,' said Alec Gutierrez, senior market analyst for Kelley Blue Book, in a telephone interview."

David J. Unger reports for the Christian Science Monitor May 2, 2013.

Source: Christian Science Monitor, 05/03/2013