First, let’s put in some context — I always like to start with that. The Chevy Volt has seen about 10,000 more lifetime US sales than the NIssan Leaf. However, after Nissan moved Leaf manufacturing to the US (in March), the price of the US Leaf dropped several thousand dollars. The result has been a surge in sales this year.
Since US manufacturing started, Leaf sales have been up 332.5% compared to the same period last year. In May 2013, sales were 319.2% higher than in May 2012, hitting 2,138 units.
Meanwhile, the Chevy Volt, which has seen pretty steady sales for a long time, saw 1,607 of its spawn go off the lots in May 2013. As a whole, Chevy Volt sales are up a little bit, 1.4%, in 2013 compared to the same period in 2012.
In total for 2013, the Leaf is now about 500 unites above the Volt. The Leaf is up to 7,614 sales while the Volt is up to 7,157 sales.
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