The official August sales numbers will be coming out early next week and General Motors is thrilled to report in advance that the Chevy Volt has had its best month ever. The last great month for the Volt was in March of this year when 2,289 were sold. This month looks like it will be 2,500 sold.
While critics have loved to take political snipes about the extended range electric vehicle, it looks like the Chevy Volt is going to shut them up because this little car is outperforming the competitors including the all electric Nissan Leaf. The Leafs sales are plummeting and it looks as if the Chevy Volt is going to rule in this class of eco cars.
GM spokeswoman Michelle Malcho comments, “We’re really seeing momentum continuing to build. As people see their neighbors have one and as they start to understand the technology and are able to drive it, they put it into their consideration.” Malcho continue to share how California residents are buying a third of all Volts. Michigan is also turning out to be a strong sales market for this exciting new addition to the General Motor’s Chevy lineup.
The Chevy Volt is produced at the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Plant and General Motors is going to close it down for a hiatus from September 17 through October 15th in order to install new equipment and get geared up to product the 2014 Chevrolet Impala which is great news for autoworkers in Detroit. There will also be updates for the 2013 Chevy Volt model which include being able to produce three more miles per electric charge to take it up to 38 miles per single charge. The 2012 Chevy Volt goes 35 miles on a single charge.
Source The Detroit Free Press