After First 9 Months of 2013, Holden Volt and Nissan LEAF Sales Total Only 207 in Australia
Australia is big country, but in terms of electric vehicle sales, Australia almost does not exist.
After the first 9 months of 2013, Nissan doubled its LEAF sales there compared to 2012, which sounds great, but when we see that the increase is from just 64 LEAFs (first 9 months of 2012) to 118, our enthusiasm disappears. In Australia, LEAFs starts from $39,990.
General Motors claims its Holden Volt sales are growing even faster – at an infinite pace – from 0 (first 9 months of 2012) to 89 units of Holden Volt. The price of the Holden Volt is set at a
reasonable $59,990 AUS (1 AUS$ = $1.07 USD). Yes, that’s nearly $60,000.
In total, 207 electric vehicles were sold in Australia in the first 9 months of 2013. That works out to 23 units a month.