Chevrolet Volt Sales Find A Level In 2016, Will Pass 100K Total Sold For US In July
Given the recent “dead even” sales level that GM has found recently with the Chevrolet Volt, sometime in around the 3rd week of July, Chevrolet will achieve a milestone of 100,000 Volts sold in the U.S.
Less than 1,500 was needed heading to reach the 6 figure result heading into this month, with 98,558 sold all-time through June 30th.
No other manufacturer has hit such a mark for plug-in car sales in the US, so we expect a big celebration announcement from GM once the number is passed. Second place is currently occupied by Nissan with the LEAF at 95,384.
The new found level of sales at around 1,900-2,000 a month is still a bit of a mixed bag, as most industry watchers and EV enthusiasts had expected that the introduction of the all-new, 2nd generation Volt in late 2015 with more range (53 miles AER) would have seen new highs set, but so far that has yet to be realized.
Still, for the first half of the year, the Volt finds itself at nearly 10,000 sales (9,808), which is still one of the better years in recent memory for the extended range car (only 2013 that logges 9,855 after six months was better).
Whether there is chance to climb higher in 2016 than the model’s previous best yearly results set in 2012 (23,461 deliveries total), or set a new monthly record (which stands at 3,351 – set in August of 2014) is still very much up for grabs, and a second half surge could still be in the cards.