Nissan has sold for 3,875 units in 2011, or total of 3,894 LEAFs in the United States since it began shipping them in December.
Meanwhile, GM has sold 2,745 Chevrolet Volts in 2011 or 3,071 units since launching late last year. GM says this is because it sent 300 Volts to dealers as test vehicles in a move to gain exposure for the vehicle and to boost brand perception.
GM said it would build 16,000 of the Chevrolet Volts this year to meet the global demand and that it would expand sales of the Volt to all 50 states by the end of the year. Nissan has said 20,000 people have put down $99 deposits to be put on a waiting list for the car. Japan’s second-largest carmaker, aiming to be the world’s largest seller of electric cars, expects to deliver as many as 12,000 LEAF electric cars to U.S. customers this year.