Chevrolet Volt outsells Nissan LEAF in Oct. 2011, GM sticks to 10,000 unit sales target

General Motors said that it is sticking to its 2011 U.S. sales forecast of 10,000 Chevrolet Volt units, despite some rather slow sales. The Detroit automaker must sell as many in the final two months of the year as it did in the first 10… but things aren’t looking that bad.

GM sold a total of 1,108 units of the Volt in October, an increase of 53 percent from September – making it the car’s best month since launch. Through October, total sales come in at 5,003.

“I’ve never given up on a sales target in my life,” Don Johnson, GM’s vice president of U.S. sales. “Given the momentum we’ve got right now, I’m not going to give up on it now.”

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2,200 Chevy dealers now have Volts to sell, GM said. That number will grow to 2,600 in all 50 states by the end of 2011.

Nissan on the other hand sold only 849 units of the all-electric LEAF – bring it to a total of 8,048 units year-to-date.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: Automotive News