Nissan LEAF maintains comfortable sales lead over Chevrolet Volt

While sales of the Nissan LEAF slowed in September, the fully-electric cars still maintains a comfortable lead over GM’s Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid.

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In September, Chevrolet sold a total of 723 units of the Volt, up from 302 units delivered in August. GM attributed August numbers to a changing over production at its Detroit-Hamtramck plant from the 2011 to 2012 model year Volt.

Nissan sold a total of 1,031 units of the LEAF in September, down from 1,362 in August.

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Since Jan. 1, Nissan has sold 7,199 units of the LEAF while GM has sold 3,895 units.

Nissan’s target is to sell 25,000 LEAF units in 2011 – GM is aiming to sell 10,000 units of the Volt.

– By: Omar Rana