Advocates of efficiency may have noticed that the Chevrolet Volt had a very good August. Year-over-year, sales climbed 18.37%, just after GM trimmed the MSRP of the Volt by some $5,000. In total, the Chevrolet Volt accounted for 3,351 sales in August 2013, and contributed to the best sales month for the plug-in vehicle segment ever.
U.S. plug-in hybrid and battery car sales have totaled 57,976 in the first eight months of this year, already passing the 51,938 total of 2012. The Volt also outsold the Nissan Leaf in August 2013, 3,351 to 2,420.