The Nissan LEAF and Chevrolet Volt are very different cars, but see lots of comparisons as the fruits of the two largest-scale efforts to date to bring electric-powered vehicles to the masses. The two cars have been locked in a sales war throughout 2011, and Nissan is still winning.
The Japanese automaker moved 1,031 LEAFs in September, versus 723 for Chevy with its Volt. Year-to-date sales total 7,199 units for the LEAF and 3,895 for the Volt. Chevy can rightfully claim that Volt sales are on an upward trend, at least, with its September number more than double the 302 units moved in August.
Not sure which plug-in car is right for you? Try Motor Trend’s excellent comparison test for a good place to start. Both are deemed fine cars and the two companies should be commended for their commitment to electric-car innovation.