Skip to comments.Nissan Leaf has second-best sales month, Chevy Volt declines again, slightly
Posted on 05/03/2013 4:28:48 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
Starting production of the all-electric Leaf in Tennessee helped Nissan sell more Leafs in the US in March 2013 than in any other month. April wasn't quite as sunny, but the 1,937 Leafs sold last month were still good enough for second place. Ever.
April also marked the second month in a row that the Leaf beat the Chevrolet Volt.
It's not that General Motors had a bad month. The 1,306 Volts sold last month were roughly in line with March and February (but it's a downward trending line, with 1,626 sold in February and 1,478 in March).
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I know, bundle the Volt with a Windows 8 operating system!
Then, if the car crashes, you just have to close the windows and reopen them, and be on your way again.
Saw my first Volt today. UGLY!!!
Cross between an Pontiac Aztec and a Prius.
Aztek + Prius = Anus
So, 1,306 Volts were sold in April, and since there are approximately 10,000 incorporated cites and towns in the U.S., that means, on average, a single Volt was sold in 1 of every 10 U.S. cities in April.
As George Costanza might say, is that REALLY that bad for a product born from central government planning? On the other hand, the Volt is selling nowhere near as well as the Edsel did, which sold 118,287 vehicles during its 3 year run from 1958 to 1960.
I have started to see Nissan Leafs in my neighborhood, SF Bay Area. While I believe electric cars are doomed to failure, it looks like Nissan has the better vehicle than the Volt. Reason? Cost. Nissan is advertising them for about $18K after rebate, far cheaper than the Volt.
People are better off with a hybrid, no matter what improvements they do to an all-electric. Flexibility is key (and lower price). You run out of battery juice in an electric, you’re stuck.
How long was the Edsel in production?
Government Motors should just stop and cut their losses.
Thanks, you answered my question.