There was a time not too long ago when General Motors would've been happy with 1,500 Chevrolet Volt sales per month. Apparently, that time has passed.

GM is apparently looking to goose sales of its extended-range plug-in by offering rebates of as much as $4,000 per vehicle, Inside EVs says, after finding the discount on Chevy's Build Your 2013 Volt site. And if you're currently leasing a non-GM vehicle, you can get an additional $1,000 off.

Chevrolet appears to be responding to increased competition for the $39,995 Volt from other plug-in vehicles. Nissan cut the price of its Leaf battery-electric earlier this year, while Ford debuted its Fusion and C-Max Energi plug-in variants. A number of low-cost EVs are also available, mostly in California. Inside EVs notes that Chevy has about 9,000 examples of its 2013 Volts in inventory to clear out before the 2014 model arrives.

Through May, Volt sales are little changed from a year earlier at 7,157 units. We'll see how the numbers change once the next-gen Volt becomes available. We've already heard it'll be "thousands" cheaper, but we won't complain about the chance to get a better deal on one today.

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      • 8 Months Ago
      In the real world the math works out to: $24,995 = $39,995 (MSRP) - $7500 (Fed Tax Credit) - $2500 (CA CVRP rebate) - $4000 (GM discount) - $1000 (extra if leasing a competitor). And that is all before tax, which where I live is about 10% on the MSPR, so just the tax alone is an extra $4k. In my opinion, the Honda Fit EV is still the best deal around if you can get it.
      • 2 Years Ago
      I guess GM can no longer lie about sales being low due to low supply.....
      • 2 Years Ago
      $4,000, plus the governments $7,500....and if in Colorado...lets see....carry the one...whoa it's almost free! :D
        • 2 Years Ago
        I'm in Denver, it evens out to about $17k off the sticker :)
      Ernie Dunbar
      • 2 Years Ago
      "There was a time not too long ago when General Motors would've been happy with 1,500 Chevrolet Volt sales per month." I guess that's the difference between GM and Nissan. Nissan won't be happy with 24,000 Leafs a year but 100,000 a year. At least.
      • 2 Years Ago
      If only the prices of regular cars would start coming down like EVs.
      • 2 Years Ago
      It's a great car, just maybe a tad expensive. The price will come down with time and the sales rise. Just watch.
      Joseph Brody
      • 2 Years Ago
      I always thought that the Volt price was a little high on purpose because the early adopters would pay it anyway.
      Alfonso T. Alvarez
      • 2 Years Ago
      All your math goes away when someone leases a Volt - it is very much tilted the other way in that case. Therefore, you don't get stuck driving a Prius or get stuck (literally if you run out of range) driving a Leaf. Check, Mate, Done - but thanks for playing!
      • 2 Years Ago
      It's very telling that Tesla sells a car for 80K plus and can't keep w/ order and no need for gimmicks. Versus a cheaply made car that is half the price sitting in showrooms. GM again misses the mark, you make a high end car THEN a lower in one duh! They make a chevy then a caddy version lol
      • 2 Years Ago
      GM had to do something to make the Volt more cost competitive, they currently have over a 140 day supply on the lots.
      • 2 Years Ago
      From Chevy's Volt build site: "Not available with financing or lease offers".
      • 2 Years Ago
      Bryce. I see what you mean... Jesus`s rep0rt is exceptional... on wednesday I bought themselves a Ford Focus when I got my check for $8710 this past four weeks and in excess of $10 thousand lass-month. it's definitly the nicest-work Ive ever had. I started this three months/ago and pretty much immediately startad bringin in minimum $79 per hour. I went to this site, ..................... www.Jam10.cℴm
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