Chevrolet Volt Sales Hold Steady, Nissan Leaf Continues to Struggle

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Chevrolet Volt Sales Hold Steady, Nissan Leaf Continues to Struggle

As July’s car sales figures start to trickle in, the Chevrolet Volt continued its dominance against the Nissan Leaf for the sixth straight month in a row.

Last month, the Chevy Volt sold 1,849 units, which is up from June’s total of 1,760. The Nissan Leaf continues to stumble along, filing in a paltry 395 vehicles sold. Most certainly it appears that the general public is having a hard time accepting electric vehicles, as plug-in hybrids continue to do fairly well. The Toyota Prius Plug-in sold 688 units; and while that’s not necessarily impressive, it’s leaps and bounds better than the Nissan Leaf.

As for Nissan, the Japanese automaker and its dealers are trying all sorts of strategies to try to move its inventory. It’ll be interesting to see if the electric car can improve its sales before the end of the year.

[Source: GM Inside News]

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Eric-Cohen/682025542 Eric Cohen

    Part of the problem here is product size and mix. My wife and I have three kids. The Leaf is too snug for twin 9 year olds and a 2 year old, while the Volt has seating for 4 not 5. I bought a Prius and would have loved a Volt, but it just isn’t workable.