There was a clear leader in the US plug-in vehicle sales charts during July: with the Chevrolet Volt (pictured) once again enjoying a profitable month.
Its sales of 1,849 units marked an increase of 125 units compared to July 2011. Indeed during the calendar year to date, General Motors has sold 10,666 units: an increase from 2,780 during the same period in 2011.
Its nearest rival is the Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid, which enjoyed sales of 688 vehicles during July. So far this year, 5,035 models have been sold – representing 3.5 per cent of the Prius family.
As for Nissan, it enjoyed sales of 395 units for its LEAF electric vehicle – that’s a drop of 57.6 per cent compared to the same month in the previous year. Indeed for the year to date, just 3,543 units of the LEAF have been sold: a fall of 26.3 per cent.
Ford also saw sales of its Ford Focus Electric slump during the month: down 57 per cent from 89 units sold in June to just 38 units sold in July. So far this year, 135 units have been sold: with an overall total of 143 since the vehicle was introduced.
The Honda Fit EV has also got off to a slow start: it enjoyed just seven sales during July.
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