Chevy Volt outsells Nissan Leaf better than 2-1 in February 2012
The Chevrolet Volt had a great end to 2011, beating the Nissan Leaf in sales through October, November and December but they weren’t able to keep that momentum going in January 2012, as the Leaf bested the Volt by a margin of 676 to 603. However, with the sales figures for February being announced, the Chevy Volt has claimed the second month of 2012 by a massive margin of 545 units – selling more than double the number of Leafs in February.
February 2012 was a great month for the Chevrolet Volt with 1,023 units sold after a very slow January in which Chevy moved just 603 examples of their extended range electric vehicle. The slow sales in January were certainly not the way that GM had hoped to start 2012 with the Volt after selling over a thousand units each of the final three months of 2011 but with 1,023 Volts sold in February, Chevy is back on track for the New Year. After the strong second month of 2012, the Volt has a lead of almost 500 units over the Leaf for the year with 1,626 Volts sold to Nissan’s 1,154 Leaf vehicles sold.