Volt vs. Leaf
The Chevy Volt sales were 1139 vehicles in November bettering last month’s sales of 1108. That brought the year-to-date Volt sales (YTD) to 6142. Chevy had forecast Volt sales 10,000 vehicles in 2011 and it looks like they wont make that target. Chevy is forecasting Volt sales at 45,000 in 2012 and they will export 15,000 more. I suppose it is possible that they might make that forecast, but I have my doubts unless GE (Obama good buddy Jeffery Immelt CEO of GE) buys the 10,000 Volts they pledged that they would. The first part of 2011, Chevy maintained that they were production, not sales, limited. But at the end of 2011, there did not seem to be a lack of Volts for sales. November’s sales of 1139 are the best month so far this year.
You make your estimate of 2012 sales.
The Volt’s main competitor this year has been Nissan’s Leaf. Leaf sales dropped for the third consecutive month to 672 vehicles. Even so, Leaf still leads in the 2011 YTD sales race with 8738 vehicles sold.
Aptera is an all electric three wheel vehicle with an EPA rating of 200mpg equivalent. It is a beauty but they can’t get matching loan money to continue operation. They announced that they are going out of business.
Sorry about that.