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AddSeptember Chevy Volt sales up to 2,851; Nissan Leaf climbs to 984

With 2,831 sold, August was a good month for sales of the Chevrolet Volt. In fact, it was the most Volts sold in the U.S. in a single month, ever. Critics questioned whether those sales were legitimate, but there's no question the Volt is on a roll. Could Chevy orchestrate a repeat? September has answered that question with a resounding yes, and then some: GM sold 2,851 Volts last month. In September 2011, Chevy sold 723 Volts. With 210,245 vehicles sold across all brands, GM says that this was

AddSay what you want, Chevy Volt outselling half the cars in U.S.

It's like having a ringside seat without having to shell out for the tickets.

AddForbes columnist takes stab at GM's 'scams' with Chevy Volt sales numbers

A Forbes piece is blasting the Chevrolet Volt as a failure again, calling General Motors out for what the magazine says is a manipulation of sales numbers for the extended-range electric vehicle.

AddAugust alt-fuel sales almost double as gas prices rise

Bad news for U.S. consumers turned into good news for sellers of advanced-powertrain vehicles like the Toyota Prius and the Chevrolet Volt, as higher gas prices drove a near doubling of August alt-fuel U.S. vehicle sales compared to numbers from 2011.

114GM will sell 2,500 Chevy Volts in August, the most ever

We should be getting August's official sales numbers early next week, but the Detroit Free Press is already reporting that General Motors will have something to be proud of in the announcement: 2,500 Chevrolet Volt sales, the car's best month ever. Previously, the best month of sales was March 2012, when GM sold 2,289 Volts.

AddGM will sell 2,500 Chevy Volts in August, the most ever

We should be getting August's official sales numbers early next week, but The Detroit Free Press is already reporting that General Motors will have something to be proud of in the announcement: 2,500 Chevrolet Volt sales, the car's best month ever. Previously, the best month of sales was March 2012, when GM sold 2,289 Volts.

AddHow low can you go? Colorado Chevy dealer offering Volt leases for $199/month

Check this out. A Colorado Chevrolet dealer has made a claim "Eight Volts by September or bust!" To do so, it is willing to offer the lowest lease deals we've ever seen: just $199 a month for 24 months, plus $2,999 cash down at signing. Add that all up and you're getting a two-year Volt for under $8,000 (not including taxes and extra options and all that) for a car with a $40,055 MSRP. This beats the previous best lease deal we had heard of: $2,529 down and $260 a month for 36 months.

AddWhy does GM continue to mention Chevy Volt sales forecast numbers?

The Chevrolet Volt is leading the pack of plug-in electric vehicles and has kicked butt on Nissan Leaf sales numbers but the goal for 2012 is to make 35,000 to 40,000 Volts. Through July, General Motors has sold 10,666 Volts in the U.S., which should get the automaker to 19,000 units sold this year. In Europe, through June, GM sold 2,861 Ampera plug-in hybrids, aka the European version of the Volt. The company recently started selling Chevy Volts in the rapidly growing China market where only 18

AddAlt-fuel vehicle sales slowed in July as EV demand stalls

U.S. sales of advanced-powertrain vehicles in July had their slowest year-over-year growth rate in three months, and below-peak gas prices may be putting domestic consumers in a little less of a frenzy when it comes to lowering their refueling bills. Additionally, electric-vehicle sales stalled, another small indication that the American public remains somewhat hesitant to plug in full time.

AddChevy Volt sells 1,849 in July, Nissan Leaf just 395

In the U.S. plug-in vehicle market, the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid continues to dominate the all-electric Nissan Leaf. After five months of the Volt beating the Leaf ... the same thing happened in July.

AddMay 2012 alt-fuel sales led by Prius sales jump, Volt gains

Any hypermiler will tell you that a fierce tailwind will do wonders for fuel economy. The same could probably apply for U.S. sales of advanced-powertrain vehicles.

AddChevy Volt sales climb to 1,680 in May; Nissan Leaf rebounds to 510 *UPDATE

March 2012 still stands as the high-water mark for Chevrolet Volt sales. That month, GM sold 2,289 Volts, a number that dropped to 1,462 in April. The news today is that sales climbed back up to 1,680 in May. GM's Twitter account says that demand for the 703 Volt in California is temporarily outstripping supply. We wonder if there are dealers in other states who would be more than willing to send their unsold units westward.

AddChevy Volt sales drop to 1,462 in April, Nissan Leaf sales fall to 370 *UPDATE

For anyone playing close attention to the month-to-month sales results from the two leading plug-in vehicles in the U.S., the Chevrolet Volt and the Nissan Leaf, April had some depressing news.

AddMichigan dealer sells roughly a Chevy Volt a day

One Michigan car dealership sells almost one Chevrolet Volt every day, a far cry above the sales at most other dealerships. The reason is that the dealer's staff has been extensively trained on the car, aggressively cross-selling the model and playing up the green connection with two windmills on the property.

AddMarch sees record-high Chevy Volt sales with 2,289; Nissan Leaf holds the course with 579

The plug-in vehicle sales situation is heating up, and Chevrolet is looking especially good now that its plug-in hybrid Volt has had it best sales month ever. Looks like Bob Lutz knew what he was talking about.

AddLutz blasts 'right-wing talk show guys' for Volt criticism, predicts record sales in March

Bob Lutz may no longer work for General Motors, but that doesn't mean he doesn't have the Chevrolet Volt's back.

123Toyota Prius C outsells monthly totals of Chevy Volt, Nissan Leaf in three days

Toyota is pretty sure that its expanded Prius family will drive up sales of the world's best-selling hybrid, and the early sales returns indicate that the company is right, right, right.

AddToyota Prius C outsells monthly totals of Chevy Volt, Nissan Leaf in three days

Toyota is pretty sure that its expanded Prius family will drive up sales of the world's best-selling hybrid, and the early sales returns indicate that the company is right, right, right.

AddChevy Volt climbs up, Nissan Leaf falls down in February 2012 sales

Nissan's winter plug-in vehicle sales slump continues, with the Nissan Leaf dropping to just 478 units sold in February, down from 676 in January. This even though overall Nissan North America sales increased by 15.5 percent over last February's numbers. Perhaps, now that the all-electric car is going to be available in all 50 states, the tide will turn.

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