Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric vehicles has outsold Nissan’s Leaf all-electric car for the second consecutive month, despite some negative publicity over two fires of Volt battery packs during government crash tests.
GM sold 1,139 Chevrolet Volts in November, up over the 1,108 units in October, and a relatively big improvement over the 723 units delivered in September.
The electric Nissan Leaf reported 672 sales last month, down over the 849 sold in October and the 1,031 units it sold in September.
GM sales chief Don Johnson told reporters on a conference call that GM will not meet its sales goal of 10,000 Chevrolet Volts sales in 2011. The year-to-date total stands at 6,142.
By year’s end, the Volt will be for sale in all 50 states. Currently, about 2,600 dealers are selling Volts.
For the year, Nissan has sold 8,738 Leaf EVs. That’s some 2,500-plus units above the Volt’s year-to-date mark.