Chevrolet Volt Continues Assault On Sales Records In February, While Bolt EV Slips
In January, the Chevrolet Bolt EV and Chevrolet Volt combined to own 26% of the US plug-in sales market, or putting it another way – one out of every 4 electrified sales in America has a Bowtie on the front.
For February, the Volt did all the heavy lifting, as the brand set a new all-time high for the month, and once again the best selling plug-in for the US in February!
General Motors moved 1,820 Chevy Volts, which was up 62% from the 1,126 sold a year ago.
The previous best result for the Volt in February was set waaaay back in 2013, when 1,626 copies were sold. A year ago, GM sold 1,126 Volts.
February’s result gave the Volt a total of 3,431 cars sold so far in 2017, up 61.7% – good enough to maintain the first overall spot on the sales charts after two months.
Meanwhile the Chevrolet Bolt EV expanded into 3 new states in February (past the original California and Oregon release), as the 238 mile EV arrived in very limited quantities in Massachusetts, Maryland and Virginia.
The five states combined to sell 952 Bolt EVs, which brings the all-electric car’s 2017 total up to 2,114.
After selling 1,162 copies in January, February’s result is hard to understand, especially given the nearly 2,000 EVs in stock in the 5 states, but hopefully there is a reasonable explanation for the pullback, and we will see sales get back on track going forward. (As a related point of interest in regards to February sales, the Toyota Prius Prime, which also arrived late in 2016 to the US market, sold 1,362 copies during the month).
In March, both New York and New Jersey are expected to get some volume of new Bolt EV inventory, which should help sales.
The Chevy EV goes nationwide when the 2018 MY kicks off in September.