General Motors’ Chevy Volt led the way in U.S. July electric vehicle (EV) sales.
According to The Green Car Website, the Chevy Volt posted sales of 1,849 units in July, an increase of 125 cars compared to monthly figures for July, 2011. Meanwhile, year to-date figures have reached 10,666 units, a rise of 2,780 units from the same time twelve months earlier.
In second was Chevy’s competitor, the Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid, seeing 588 units sold. The Prius plug-in hybrids have sold 5,035 models this year so far.
Nissan’s LEAF has taken a bit of a hit with their market share, selling only 395 units of their electric vehicle. That’s a decline of 57.6%, compared to monthly statistics for July, 2011. The Nissan LEAF also has seen their year-to-date sales drop by 26.3%, with only 3,543 vehicles sold so far this year.
Ford Focus Electric sales also have been lukewarm in July, a drop of 57% from 89 models bought in June to 38 units sold in July. In 2012 so far, 135 Ford Focus Electric units have been bought.
Customer response to Honda’s Fit EV in July was tepid, with 7 units sold.
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