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2016 Chevy Volt Accounts For 86% Of Total Volt Sales During November

Making a good example of just how anticipated the 2016 model year of the Chevy Volt was, it’s been revealed that roughly 86% of all Chevy Volts sold during November 2015 were of the 2016 model year. This means that year-on-year sales are up around 48.2%, as compared to November 2014 — with 1,980 Volt deliveries being reported for the month (roughly 1,700 2016 model years).

The new figures mean that sales during November were pretty close to those during October 2015 as well — which saw 2,035 units sold. Considering that the new 2016 model year is only available in a “few” states — California, Washington, Oregon, etc — this means that sales in those markets have picked up enough to make up for the shortfall elsewhere.


Sales are still a good deal below the peaks of Volt sales seen in earlier times, though — making for an interesting question: just how well will the next-gen model years of the Volt (2016 and 2017) sell once they are widely available?

GM-Volt.com provides more:

The Volt in any case is seeing new lifeblood coming to its balance sheets, it’s up 48.2% year-over-year, though new highs have yet to be seen as the former generation has sold up to 3,000, and into the lower and mid 200s on its best months.

The Volt also rode a wave with Chevrolet as a brand posting the auto industry’s largest sales increase — heavily fortified as it was by truck, SUV and crossover sales. In short, GM’s green car is back in the saddle again, and actually relatively strong with only 11 (of its biggest) states accounting for most volume. How much of that is pent up demand from those who have been waiting just to place an order is unknown, but certainly this is boosting sales in this, the second month for generation two.

The 2017 model year of the Chevy Volt is expected to begin hitting the markets not that long from now as well, so things should start getting interesting.

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James Ayre's background is predominantly in geopolitics and history, but he has an obsessive interest in pretty much everything. After an early life spent in the Imperial Free City of Dortmund, James followed the river Ruhr to Cofbuokheim, where he attended the University of Astnide. And where he also briefly considered entering the coal mining business. He currently writes for a living, on a broad variety of subjects, ranging from science, to politics, to military history, to renewable energy. You can follow his work on Google+.


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