Chevrolet Volt outselling Nissan LEAF so far in 2011

2011 Nissan LEAF / 2011 Chevrolet Volt
2011 Nissan LEAF / 2011 Chevrolet Volt

Alright – so one of the most electrifying sale wars going on right now are between the Nissan LEAF and the Chevrolet Volt. During Dec., when both cars were launched, Nissan ended up selling 250 units of the LEAF while Chevrolet sold 350 units of the Volt.

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March 2011 sale figures are now in and Nissan said it sold a total of 298 units, for a total of 452 units in the United States since its December launch.

A total of 1,210 Chevrolet Volts have been delivered in 2011, including 608 deliveries in March. Since December, that brings the total number of Volts sold to 1,536.

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Refresher:

  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt: The 2011 Chevrolet Volt is powered by 16-kWh, ‘T’-shaped lithium-ion battery that powers the electric drive unit, which allows it to drive 40 miles on battery power alone. The system puts out 149-hp and a maximum torque of 273 lb-ft, allowing the Volt to go from 0-60 mph in about 9 seconds, hitting a top speed of 100 mph. The battery can be re-charged by plugging into a household outlet and takes 4 hours to recharge on 240 volts, and about 10-12 hours on a standard 120-volt outlet. The Chevrolet Volt also carries an 84-hp 1.4 4-clyinder engine that allows the five-door, FWD sedan to travel additional miles while averaging a fuel-economy of 50 mpg. A fully charged battery and full tank of gas will allow the Volt to travel 379   miles. The 2011 Chevrolet Volt gets an EPA estimated 93 miles per ’gallon-equivalent’ when driving under electric power only, 37 mpg when in gasoline mode and over the long term it is estimated to get 60 miles per gallon in combined gasoline-powered and electric-powered driving. Prices for the 2011 Chevrolet Volt start at $41,000 but with a full federal income tax credit (which range from $0 to $7,500), the Volt can cost a total of $33,500.
  • 2011 Nissan LEAF: Power for the Nissan LEAF comes from a 107-hp electric-motor that runs on power supplied by lithium-ion cells. On a full-charge, the Nissan LEAF allows for a driving range of 100 miles with a top speed of 87 mph. A full charge takes up to 8 hours on a standard 200V outlet. Buyers can opt for the DC 50kW quick-charger, which recharges the battery up to 80 percent in under 30 minutes. Prices for the 2011 Nissan LEAF will start at $32,780 but with a federal tax-credit prices will come in as low as $25,280, or for a lease payment of $349 a month.

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– By: Omar Rana