GM had predicted that there would be 45,000 sales of Volts this year. Nissan had predicted sales of the leaf at 20,000. Yet, during the first six months, only 8,817 were sold. 20 percent are being sold in California in part because of benefits such as being able to drive in the carpool lanes with only one person in the car. But, even if the Volt sales are horrible, the Volt is outselling the all-electric Nissan Leaf by more than 3 to 1.
- Name: John Lott
- Location: Virginia, United States
Amazed how lucky I am that I have had jobs where I could just think about whatever I wanted to think about. I have published over 90 articles in academic journals. I received my Ph.D. in economics from UCLA in 1984.
Copyright 2005 by John R. Lott, Jr. All rights reserved
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