GM does NOT consider a delivery to a dealership as a sale. The reported numbers are purchased Volts by a customer.
I update the below graph and data monthly. Bookmark this thread.
Some of the media are saying the Volt is a flop, and is failing. Does this look like failure to you?
The purple line shows sales if you took that month and multiplied it by 12. It would give you the annual sales rate based on just a single month's sales. Obviously, this is not a good indicator of sales, which is why the media should be more careful when using ANY single month as an example of yearly car sales. I am really using it as a scaler, as the sales numbers overlayed against the higher figures are negatively biased in this graph.
The yellow line shows estimated annualized sales if you added up previous sales including the charted month, and then extended that sales rate for the year. The increasing rate shows that sales are accelerating month to month. It normalizes the large individual sales spike in March, and does a better job showing the improving sales picture.
The Volt is the number one selling electric vehicle. The above graph gives you some YTD sales numbers of the Volt's primary competitors.
THE BELOW DATA WILL NOT ALWAYS BE UPDATED. THE BELOW DATA IS CURRENT FOR 2012 TOTAL SALES THROUGH JULY.
According to http://www.hybridcars.com/news/june-2012-dashboard-47943.html, the Volt outsold almost every hybrid in America. It is the number one selling American owned and produced hybrid, including all electric cars.
The Volt has outsold year to date in the hybrid/electric/PHEV categories:
Smart forTwo EV
Ford Focus Electric
BMW Active E
Linc. MKZ Hybrid
Lexus HS 250h
GMC Yukon Hybrid
Porsche Panamera S
BMW Hybrid 7
VW Touareg Hybrid
BMW ActiveHybrid5 (535ih)