Thursday, February 3, 2011

Chevy Volt vs Nissan Leaf - January Numbers

So, how are the first two mainstream plug-in vehicles in the U.S. selling? Both the Chevrolet Volt and the Nissan Leaf had their first deliveries in December, which means January of 2011 was the first full month of sales for each. Without further ado, the numbers are:

  • Volt: 321 (plus 326 in December, for a total of 647)
  • Leaf: 87 (plus 19 in December, 106 total)
While some reports are saying that the issue is mainly a supply related one, I personally think it really comes down to the fact that the Volt has an on-board generator to increase it's range beyond the 73miles of the Leaf.  Still, in order to do this, the generator requires premium gasoline. Maybe scientists should be looking at a synthetic gasoline instead of alternate forms of energy.

[Source: Green Car Reports via Autoblog]


  1. i would give my voice for the nissan :)

  2. I've heard through all the news outlet that the volt just blows, and the leaf is a cool idea but limited range. also the problem with synthetic gas is that it isn't energy efficient, it takes more energy to make it than it produces at least that's the case with ethanol

  3. Synthetic gas sounds like a good idea. It's just too bad that the scientific world gives it so little attention.

  4. nissan probly runs better, but the volt looks better

  5. i have nissan car it's very good and comfortable