Published on September 5th, 2013 | by Zachary Shahan12
Nissan Leaf & Chevy Volt Both Break Their US Monthly Sales Records
The month of August was a good one for plug-in electric car companies. Two of the three leading electric cars (in terms of sales) broke their US monthly sales records last month (we don’t have monthly sales numbers for the other one).
The Nissan Leaf’s new all-time best is 2,420, while the Chevy Volt’s new all-time best is 3,351.
The August sales results also now put the Chevy Volt (14,994) ahead of the Nissan Leaf (14,123) in cumulative 2013 sales. The two cars have been trading places at the top for the past few months or so. It feels like the last stretch of an important race in a Hollywood movie, imho.
2013 Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt sales are leagues above their 2012 sales. As regular readers know, the US Leaf tantalized the market with a $6,400 price cut in January (thanks to the start of production within the US, which cut costs tremendously), while the Chevy Volt finally did the same last month with a $5,000 price cut (which may not have been as warranted as the Leaf’s).
I’ll have a full August 2013 electric and hybrid car sales update here soon. Hold on tight, it might be an interesting one… Overall, though, as I think you’d guess, it looks like August was a record month for plug-in electric cars.