General Motors sold 1,849 units of the Chevy Volt this past July, a 125 percent improvement over July 2011 and an increase of almost 100 units over June 2012. By comparison, the Nissan Leaf moved a measly 395 Leafs in July, a 58 percent decrease compared to July 2011.
In addition, the Volt sold 10,666 Volts in the first seven months of 2012, a 270 percent increase over the same time period last year. The Leaf moved 3,543 units year to date, down 26.3 percent in the same time period.
Recently, Volt sales have seen a boost from California customers, who are now granted solo access to carpool lanes when driving the Volt. In fact, about 1 in 3 Volts are now sold in the Golden State. And to make things even better, only 55 Volts were sold to fleets in July, or 3 percent of all Volts sold. At the end of July, GM had a 52-day supply of the Volt nationwide and a 34-day supply in California.
And to think that this is only the second year of the Volt’s existence…