The Chevrolet Volt outsells the Nissan Leaf in March 2011

Sales numbers from March are trickling in and for the third month in a row, the Chevrolet Volt has beaten the Nissan Leaf in the battle of the “green” heavy weights.

Things continued in March 2011 at full speed ahead for the 2011 Chevrolet Volt, with the innovative electric-first hybrid moving 608 units – the best month so far. This is more than double the number of Volts sold last month (281), bringing the number of Chevy Volts sold in 2011 to 1,210 and with the 326 Volts sold in December of 2010, Chevy has moved a total of 1,536 vehicles.

In March 2011, Nissan had their best month in terms of sales of the Leaf electric vehicle, with 298 units sold. That more than doubled the previous sales (specifically delivery) numbers for the US market, and Nissan has now delivered a total of 471 Leafs since last December. 471 units out of the 20,000 that they promised would be sold in 2011…although there has not been an official comment from Nissan whether that recent string of natural disasters would change the original plan.

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