With the positive turn of the weather in much of the country, so did the Chevy Volt’s sales rebound from lows the first couple of months this year.
General Motors reported 1,865 Volt sales for the car now being offered nationwide as a 2017 model year.
Of course some of those sales are leftover 2016s, but the tally was up 191.9 percent over March 2015 when the sales were in the bottom of a ditch, or just 639 units as buyers sat back in anticipation of future product.
The 1,865 sales from last month also are up from 1,126 in February this year, and a paltry 996 in January – typically one of the slowest if not the slowest months for plug-in cars.
Compared to the last three months of 2015 the Volt is just in league with numbers accomplished in 11 sales states which follow California rules – anchored by California, which itself represented 54 percent of the U.S. PEV market last year.
So, it’s onward and upward, or steady as she goes at least, as the word gets out about the gas electric car that permits 53 miles EV range – far above other plug-in hybrids hovering in the low-to-upper 20-mile neighborhood.