Volt Sales Set Record in September 2012, While LEAF Hits 12-Month High
Sales of the Chevy Volt remain solid with General Motors reporting it sold 2,851 units in September 2012. That's 20 units above the previous record-setting 2,831 units sold in August 2012, and significantly more than the 1,849 units sold in July. If we flip the calendar back to September 2011, we discover that General Motors sold only 723 Chevy Volts that month.
Nissan reported that sales of its electric LEAF checked in at a 12-month high of 984 units in September 2012, compared to 685 units in August, and only 395 in July. Nissan's low volume of LEAF sales throughout nearly all of 2012 was a disappointment, but the higher numbers suggest that attractive pricing for leases at the dealership level could signal a turnaround.
In terms of 2012 year-to-date numbers, the tally for the Nissan LEAF now checks in at 5,212 units. Meanwhile, the 2012 YTD results for the Chevy Volt ring in at 16,348 units. Last year at this exact time, General Motors' year-to-date Volt sales stood at just 3,895 units.
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