Chevrolet Volt Sales Continue Upward Trend In May
Chevrolet Volt sales continued an upward trend in May, as 1,684 were sold during the month. Sales have increased for the extended range Chevy in every month so far in 2014.
That result was 9% better than the 1,548 sold last month, and 5% better than the 1,607 sold in May of 2013.
Despite the upward growth trend for 2014, sales still lag last year as 6,838 Volts have been sold so far this year. Which is down 4.5% from 2013 when 7,157 were moved. Next month GM will have to kick it up a notch to keep pace with 2013 as a lot of Volts were sold in June of 2013 (2,698).
As expected, GM continued to produce more inventory of the Volt than there was sales in May (up to about 150 days worth), ahead of the ‘summer shutdown’ and changeover to the 2015 model year at the plug-in’s Hamtramck, Michigan assembly facility , which comes early this year in June.
To that end, we look to see an official release from GM shortly on 2015 pricing and specs…which should be a fairly uneventful, uh event, as the next generation of Chevrolet Volt will go on sale next year.
Sister-car, the Cadillac ELR continued to struggle to find demand in the market, with just 52 sold.
Just for fun: Check out just how far the maximum range in all electric mode in the Volt is here.