Volt Sales Set Record in October 2012, Nissan LEAF Also Rises

By · November 01, 2012


Sales of the Chevy Volt remain at high levels, with General Motors reporting it sold 2,961 units in October 2012. That's more than 100 units above the 2,851 Volts sold in September 2012. Volt sales have been relatively high most of the year with GM selling 2,831 units in August; 1,849 units in July; and 1,760 units in June. A year ago, in October 2011, General Motors sold only 1,108 Chevy Volts.

Nissan reported that sales of its electric LEAF checked in at 1,579 units, a substantial increase over the 984 units sold in September and well above the 685 sales Nissan reported for August. That 1,579-unit mark represents an 86 percent improvement over the 849 LEAFs sold in October 2011.

In terms of 2012 year-to-date numbers, the tally for the Nissan LEAF now checks in at 6,791 units. Meanwhile, the 2012 YTD results for the Chevy Volt ring in at 19,309 units. Last year at this exact time, General Motors' year-to-date Volt sales stood at 5,003 units and Nissan's mark for the LEAF was 8,066 units.

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