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Chevy Volt, Nissan Leaf both set new montly sales records, 3,351 vs 2,420

It’s been a while since the Chevy Volt has has a headline-worthy sales month, but with 3,351 units sold in August, General Motors figures now is the time to trumpet how the plug-in hybrid is doing in the marketplace (see press release below). In the US, the Volt had an 18.4 percent increase over August 2012 numbers, and easily beating the Volt’s previous best sales month from October 2012, when 2,961 were sold. For the year, the Volt has so far sold 14,994 units, 11.1 percent more than the same time in 2012.

Interestingly, the Nissan Leaf also hit a new US sales record in August, but it wasn’t enough to outsell the Chevy. Still, with 2,420 of the EVs moving off the lot. that’s a 253.3 percent year-over-year increase and moves the Leaf’s year-to-date total to 14,123.

Sales of these plug-in vehicles are increasing thanks to serious price reductions.



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