GM misses 2011 Volt sales goal while Nissan wins the year’s EV sales crown


General Motors had expexted to sell 10,000 Chevy Volts in 2011. Instead the company recently reported that it sold just 7,671 Volts in 2011.

That’s the bad news.

The good news?

GM says that it sold 1529 Volts in December (the best month of sales) which means that the sales of the General’s electric plug in car are picking up. This is somewhat surprising given the backdrop of a Volt recall over a potential battery fire issue.

However, last year EV battle the sales crown must go to Nissan, which reported that it had sold 9,674 all electric Leafs in 2011.

When you do the math, last year Nissan sold 2003 more electric Leafs than GM sold Volts.

But 2012 should be an interesting year for electric car sales as gas prices and EV charging stations are on the increase, and perhaps so is the public demand for cars that get plugged in instead of filled-up. 

Check out this recent mash-up video review below as we compare the 2012 Volt to the new 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid.

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