Holden Volt Gets A Charge
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.