In the U.S. plug-in vehicle market, the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid continues to dominate the all-electric Nissan Leaf. After five months of the Volt beating the Leaf ... the same thing happened in July.
The Volt sold 1,849 units last month, up from 1,760 in June and up from 125 in July 2011. The increase happened even though GM's overall sales were down six percent compared to July 2011. Most of the loss was from a 41 percent drop in fleet sales. The Chevrolet Spark sold 1,460 units in July, the first month it was on sale.
Over at Nissan, sales of the all-electric Leaf dropped to 395, down from 535 in June. In July 2011, Nissan sold 931 Leafs. Nissan says it expects sales to grow as soon as it starts making the Leaf domestically. The Smyrna, TN is supposed to start making the EV later this year.
That's the Volt vs. Leaf newsflash. We'll have our more in-depth report on July's U.S. alt-energy car sales soon.
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