While the Volt may be poised to topple the Prius Plug-in in overall sales (9,300 sales compared to Chevy’s 8,615), it’s still a far way from overtaking Nissan Leaf’s sales crown. Despite its limited range, Nissan managed to sell 2,347 Leafs in June and 12,736 for the year.
The Volt isn’t Chevy’s only EV, though. The company also offers the Spark EV, which sold 85 units in June and 454 units so far in 2014. Though not large in number, the fact that the Spark EV is currently only available in California and Oregon makes the little EV’s sales noteworthy.
Though General Motors would surely like to see the Volt beat the Leaf in the sales race, a lifelong total of 63,167 Volt sales is nothing to scoff at. Hopefully the new model will address the three main improvements Volt owners want to see: a lower price, greater EV range, and an additional seat.