GM said it sold 1,108 Chevrolet Volts in October, up about 50 percent over the 723 units sold in September, while the all-electric Leaf reported 849 sales last month, down over the 1,031 it sold in September.
General Motors is sticking to its 2011 U.S. sales forecast of 10,000 Chevrolet Volts, even though it must sell as many in the final two months of the year as it did in the first 10. Through October, sales stood at 5,003.
GM said that 2,200 Chevy dealers now have Volts to sell, but the Detroit automaker remains on track to expand Volt availability to 2,600 dealers in all 50 states by the end of the year.
For the year, Nissan has sold 8,048 Leaf EVs. That’s some 3,000-plus units above the Volt’s year-to-date mark, but still far away from achieving the 20.000 mark target for 2011.