Sales of the Chevy Volt remain solid with General Motors reporting it sold 2,851 units in September 2012. That’s 20 units above the previous record-setting 2,831 units sold in August 2012, and significantly more than the 1,849 units sold in July. If we flip the calendar back to September 2011, we discover that General Motors sold only 723 Chevy Volts that month.
Nissan reported that sales of its electric LEAF checked in at a 12-month high of 984 units in September 2012, compared to 685 units in August, and only 395 in July. Nissan’s low volume of LEAF sales throughout nearly all of 2012 was a disappointment, but the higher numbers suggest that attractive pricing for leases at the dealership level could signal a turnaround.