Chevrolet Volt Has Best-Ever Sales Month in October
November 2, 2011 9:42 AM
comment(s) - last by
The Volt even surpassed the Nissan Leaf in October sales, but the Leaf is ahead for the year overall
General Motors Co. has announced October as the best-ever sales month for its extended-range electric
, which has been struggling to beat 2011 sales targets as well as Nissan Leaf sales.
The extended-range electric Chevrolet Volt is a plug-in electric hybrid vehicle that has an EPA-rated electric range of 35 miles. It then switches to a gasoline engine. The 2011 Volt started at $41,000 and the 2012 base model price is set for $39,995. The Nissan Leaf, on the other hand, is all-electric with an EPA-rated 73 miles per charge. The 2011 base model sold for $32,780 while the 2012 is set for $35,200.
According to GM, it sold 1,108 Volts in October. This is a hefty increase from September, where GM only reported 723 Volt sales. This also brings GM closer to its 2011 sales goal, which is 10,000 Volts sold for the whole year. It also plans to export 6,000 Volts.
In addition, this is the first time the Volt outsold the Nissan Leaf since April, which only had 849 sales in October. The
Nissan Leaf is still ahead
overall for the year though, with 8,048 Leafs sold from January through October while GM has sold 5,003 Volts during the same period of time.
While October was looking good for GM's Volt, it still has a long, hard road ahead in order to meet its 2011 goals. According to
The Detroit News,
GM must sell 2,500 Volts per month for the last two months of 2011 in order to meet the 10,000 mark.
GM, however, remains confident that it can meet this goal. It said it has added 200 additional
, totaling to 2,200 nationwide in 27 states. By the end of 2011, GM hopes to have 2,400 dealers in all 50 states.
"I'm going to keep pushing," said Don Johnson, GM vice president for sales.
Nissan predicts that it will meet 10,000 Leaf sales in the U.S. by the first week of 2012.
The Detroit News
This article is over a month old, voting and posting comments is disabled
RE: declining returns on publicity
11/3/2011 9:13:56 PM
I think you'd be saving more than you'd think. Here's what I responded to a friend that said I couldn't be saving any money by driving my Volt.
"Calculated the cost for running the car in June... $23.96. Electricity use of 140 kWh x $0.17 per kWh = $23.96 Factor in the $28.50 of gas bought in April, that adds another $9.50 for a total cost of $33.46. Your mileage may vary. :D"
Now compare that to the last full month I had my old car I spent $140 on gas having the same commute to work and driving patterns.
"I want people to see my movies in the best formats possible. For [Paramount] to deny people who have Blu-ray sucks!" -- Movie Director Michael Bay
GM Puts 300 Volt Demo Units in Dealer Showrooms During April
May 3, 2011, 4:33 PM
GM: Chevy Volt Owners Averaging 1,000 Miles Between Gas Stops
April 25, 2011, 12:25 PM
Nissan Leaf Receiving Mostly "Conquest" Sales, Nissan Considering Extended Range EV
June 24, 2010, 8:12 AM
Ford, Toyota, and Universal Pictures Celebrate "Back to the Future Day' in Style
October 21, 2015, 4:19 PM
Consumer Reports Flexes Muscle, Hits Slumping Tesla Motors Stock
October 20, 2015, 4:13 PM
Debunked: Beneath the Lies, Nigerian "Pee Generator" Is Still Pissing Into the Wind
October 19, 2015, 7:53 PM
Hot Air? President Obama, G7 Pledge to Eliminate Most Fossil Fuel Use by 2100
June 8, 2015, 5:40 PM
Study Predicts Self-Driving Vehicles Could Rake in Billions
March 6, 2015, 8:34 AM
Dual-Motor Tesla Model S P85D's "Insane Mode" Shocks Passengers
January 28, 2015, 11:18 PM
Most Popular Articles
Free Windows 10 offer ends July 29th, 2016: 10 Reasons to Upgrade Immediately
July 22, 2016, 9:19 PM
Smart Security Cameras: 5 Good Choices For Any Budget
July 25, 2016, 7:13 PM
2017 Porsche Panamera: I’ll Take Three of These.
July 24, 2016, 6:44 PM
Top 5 Smart Watches
July 21, 2016, 11:48 PM
5 Excellent Cable Modems: Buy Your Own and Avoid Rental Fees
July 28, 2016, 8:44 PM
Latest Blog Posts
Sceptre Airs 27", 120 Hz. 1080p Monitor/HDTV w/ 5 ms Response Time for $220
Dec 3, 2014, 10:32 PM
Costco Gives Employees Thanksgiving Off; Wal-Mart Leads "Black Thursday" Charge
Oct 29, 2014, 9:57 PM
"Bear Selfies" Fad Could Turn Deadly, Warn Nevada Wildlife Officials
Oct 28, 2014, 12:00 PM
The Surface Mini That Was Never Released Gets "Hands On" Treatment
Sep 26, 2014, 8:22 AM
ISIS Imposes Ban on Teaching Evolution in Iraq
Sep 17, 2014, 5:22 PM
More Blog Posts
Copyright 2016 DailyTech LLC. -
Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information