The sales race between the Chevrolet Volt and the Nissan LEAF is a peculiar one, particularly given the fact that both are low volume models that appeal to a small sliver of the new car market. But since they both appeal to the greenest of buyers comparisons between the two are inevitable.
In the U.S., LEAF sales have topped Volt sales year-to-date by a significant margin (8,720 to 6,142, respectively) but in Canada it’s a different story.
Chevy dealers across Canada have moved 243 Volts over the curb so far this year, compared to 111 LEAFs. Neither vehicle is widely available across the country due to tight supply. In fact, the LEAF is only sold through 27 “LEAF Certified Dealers” and even then only to people who live within a 65km radius of one of the those dealers.
But lets face it, we’re talking about the tallest midget here. Neither car was ever expected to light the sales charts on fire. Rather they build the green-cred of each brand and encourage showroom traffic.
But if you had to pick one, which would it be?
[Source: Automotive News Data Center]