Last year, GM’s Chevrolet Volt and Toyota’s Prius managed to outsell Nissan’s Leaf for the first time.
Chevrolet managed to more than triple sales for its Volt to 30,090 units last year, becoming the best-selling plug-in vehicle, followed by Toyota Prius with 27,181 units, both surpassing the 2011 leader, Nissan Leaf, which sold only 25,435 units. Sales of the plug-in and electric vehicles more than doubled in 2012, and analysts expect an increase of 89% to 225,000 units in 2013.
Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn, who predicted EVs will account for at least 10% of total auto sales by 2020, struggled to attract customers for the Leaf, but the model did not even reach half the company’s sales target for 2012.
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2013 Amelia Island Concours Photo Gallery