Chevy Volt Out Sales Nissan Leaf
GM sells 1,760 Volts in June, double from 2011
By David Shepardson
General Motors Co. says it sold 1,760 plug-in hybrid Chevrolet Volt vehicles in June, double its sales of June 2011.
In the first half of 2012, GM sold 8,817 Volts, more than triple the 2,745 it sold in the same period last year. It already has topped Volt sales for all of 2011, which were about 7,600.
Volt sales have been boosted by California’s decision to grant solo Volt drivers access to carpool lanes. GM spokesman Jim Cain said 1 in 5 Volts are sold in the Golden State.
June sales were up over the 1,680 Volts sold in May.
GM had 5,300 Volts in stock at the end of June, an 82-day supply.