The tally for Chevy Volt sales worldwide is in: 24,797 of which 23,461 were in the United States.
This news comes via Green Car Reports which says the number of Volts sold in Canada added to 1,225 units for all of 2012, and Volts sold in Europe plus Australia plus the (really) few in China added to 111 units.
What is the reason for such a small number of buyers courting the Volt? She’s being passed up as suitors are drawn more readily to her prettier sister named Ampera, or so it would appear.
Ampera sales – among variants badged as Opels and Vauxhalls – added another 5,293 units, about 23 percent of the U.S. Volt sales.
Global totals of GM’s E-REV bought therefore add to 30,090 units.
Green Car Reports said it is still attempting to get Leaf sales figures to compare, and it is unclear which car sold more.
This is not news to jump up and down about if you’re a Volt fan, but it’s not bad either. The very fact the Volt exists is remarkable, and 30,090 more of it and its sister went out, and we know Volt owners are statistically among the most satisfied, spreading the word to the curious in the face also of opposition, ignorance and indifference.
What’s more, there are many more plug-in cars being launched now and pending, so the mutual marketing efforts will lead cross-shoppers to the Volt and Ampera again in 2013, and likely in greater numbers.
It was not the 60,000 once upon a time stated as a goal, but it is a solid start. It will take time, no one knows the way the winds will blow, but they do seem to be pushing things in the
right direction, with much more to come.
For those of you who have a Volt, how about you? If you could have bought the Ampera instead of the Volt for a price reasonably close to the same dollar amount, would you have?
Or do you like your Volt better?
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