The Chevrolet Volt posts best month ever in October 2012, continues to rout Nissan Leaf
As we entered the final quarter of 2012, the Nissan Leaf had one last chance to stage any sort of comeback in terms of annual sales in the battle with the Chevrolet Volt. Nissan started the final quarter of 2012 strong, posting its best month of the year but the Japanese automaker still fell well short of the electric Chevy.
The Chevrolet Volt sold 2,961 units in October 2012, making last month the best ever for the Volt in terms of monthly sales figures while also presenting an improvement of 167% compared to the same month in 2011 when only 1,108 examples of the Volt were sold. This marks the third consecutive month where the Volt has posted a new sales record as GM continues to watch the electric sedan packing a range extending electric engine grow month over month. On the year, GM has sent out 19,309 Volt sedans – accounting for a 286% increase over the first ten months of 2011.