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Nissan Leaf Beats Chevrolet Volt in July 2013 Sales - Nabs Annual Lead

The battle to be the best selling electric vehicle in the US has continued to heat up as the Nissan Leaf outsold the Chevrolet Volt in July 2013 – allowing the all electric Nissan to climb back into the top spot in annual EV sales race.

The Nissan Leaf was the top dog in July 2013 electric vehicle sales with 1,864 units sold last month compared to the 1,788 copies of the Chevrolet Volt sold during the same time period.  For the Leaf, that number represents an increase of 372% over the same month last year while the Volt dropped by just over 3% in July. 

July marks the 4th time in the first 7 months of 2013 where the Leaf claimed the monthly EV sales title thanks to a combination of a huge jump in sales by the Leaf and a slower rate of growth by the Volt than has been posted in past years.  Through the first 7 months of 2013, the Nissan Leaf has improved by over 230% in moving 11,703 units compared to the same period last year while the Volt has “only” improved by a shade over 9% with 11,643 units sold.  That gives the Leaf a lead in the annual sales race of just 60 units but even a small lead is a lead as Nissan hopes to claim the 2013 sales title after losing 2012 to the Chevy Volt.

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