Volt Considerably Outsells Leaf in July

It seems that the Chevrolet Volt range-extened EV has gotten a considerable sales lead over the all-electric Nissan Leaf, despite the Japanese car arriving on the market first. After a less than convincing record in recent months, the Leaf continues to lose popularity over the more practical Volt in July, as well.
Chevy Volt 1 photo
Photo: Chevrolet
Last month, Chevrolet managed to sell 1,849 Volts, which represents an increase of 89 units over June, and while it may not seem like a big improvement, it is an improvement nevertheless. Sadly for the Leaf, its sales figures are going down, fast! While it may have managed to sell 535 examples in June, July marked a decrease in sales, with a total number of cars bought, of 395. This is all the more worrying, considering the fact that in July 2011, Nissan sold 931 of its Leafs.

Nissan needs to come up with something fast, otherwise, with such poor records, they may be forced to pull the Leaf from showrooms if the downward trend continues. We hope they fix whatever it is that is dragging their sales down (it may be the battery issues, or not) so that the Leaf can become a worthy choice for EV buyers in the US, as well as the rest of the world.
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