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Electric Cars: Nissan Leaf Is Outselling The Chevy Volt

Nissan Leaf

The latest sales figures of electric cars are out and enthusiasts will be interested to know that the Nissan Leaf is outselling the Chevy Volt, so far.

The Nissan Leaf is an all-electric car by Nissan Motors Co. It is the first mass-produced electric car sold in the United States. According to the news, Nissan has sold 1,708 units of this car in June. Nissan has sold 3,875 Leafs compared to General Motors’ 2,745 Volts sold in the first half of the year. The success of the Nissan Leaf indicates that Nissan has taken an early lead in the fledgling electric automobile industry in the U.S.

Chevy Volt

The Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt have been designed for customers looking for a more environmental-friendly automobile solution. These cars have utilized the latest technology to help customers save on fossil fuels, provided clean energy is used to charge them.

The sales of both electric cars were neck-and-neck for several months. Their sales only differ by around 17 cars shipped at the end of May. The Nissan Leaf is a little less expensive compared to the Volt. This could be one of the main reasons people seem to be preferring the Nissan Leaf at the moment.

In order to compete directly with the Nissan Leaf, General Motors has recently slashed the price of the Volt to around $40,000. The 2011 Nissan Leaf sells for $32,780, while the 2011 Chevy Volt costs around $41,000 prior to the price cut.

Which of these new electric cars do you like the look of most?

Via GreenBeat
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