Congratulations to General Motors and the Chevrolet Volt! The Chevy Volt was the best-selling rechargeable electric car in the U.S. for the first half of the year, beating the plug-in Toyota Prius and the all-electric Nissan Leaf.
The 2013 Chevrolet Volt can travel up to 38 miles on a fully-charged battery and then provides a gas-powered generator that produces electricity, which allows the car to travel up to 375 miles on a full tank of gas.
In California, the main market for plug-in cars, the demand for Volts keeps rising. GM modified the Volt to allow it to qualify for California rebates and to allow drivers to use the carpool lane when traveling alone.
Overall, GM’s total sales were also up. Compared to last year’s sales, GM had a 12% increase. This is great news for the auto industry, and GM, specifically, which appears to be having a strong comeback from its near collapse.