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2017 Chevy Bolt vs Nissan Leaf: Sales Defying Expectations

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Although the all-new Bolt is regarded as the first-ever affordable, mass-market EV that boasts a great amount of range, it looks like the model hasn’t been impressing enough with its sales figure.

To make things worse, Nissan’s Leaf seems to be leading in terms of sales. A report by InsideEVs reveals that a total of 3,092 Bolts have been sold between January and March 2017.

Meanwhile, the 2017 Nissan Leaf have managed to sell 3,287 units. Based on this sales statistics, the Bolt has been pushed to the sixth spot on the list of highest-selling plug-in models – placing it behind the Tesla Model X, Toyota Prius Prime, Chevy Volt as well as the Model S.

The Chevy Bolt’s 238 mile range may be significantly higher compared to the Leaf’s 107 mile range but it looks like the Bolt’s sales have been affected due to its lack of availability around U.S. states as most places will only start seeing the model in September.

This situation could also be blamed on the fact that many Nissan dealers are currently selling the 2017 Nissan Leaf for nearly half the price in a bid to clear up stock before the arrival of the 2018 model.