Volt Outsells LEAF, Prius Plug-in in July
The Chevrolet Volt once again outsold Nissan’s LEAF and Toyota’s Prius Plug-in in monthly sales figures for the U.S. plug-in electric vehicle market.
GM sold 1,849 Chevrolet Volt units in July, up from 1,760 in June and up from 125 in July 2011, bringing the total number for the year to 10,666 units. Its all-time high was in March, with 2,289 units sold.
Sales of the Nissan LEAF continued to decline, as the Japanese automaker sold only 395 LEAFs in July, down 58 percent over July 2011. For the year, Nissan has sold 3,543 LEAFs, down 26.3 percent.
Deliveries of the Prius Plug-in Hybrid totaled 688 units in July, down from 695 in June, down from 1,086 in May and 1,654 in April. For the year—February through July—Toyota has sold 5,021 Prius Plug-in Hybrids in the U.S.
Honda reported selling 7 Fit EVs in July. Only 1,100 Honda Fit EVs will be available for lease-only in key markets starting in California and Oregon over the next 18 months, after which availability will expand to East Coast markets in early 2013.
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