August 29, 2012 at 4:02 pm
GM: August to be Volt's best month with sales topping 2,500
By David Shepardson
Detroit News Washington Bureau
Washington — General Motors Co. said Wednesday that August will mark its best-ever sales month for its plug-in hybrid Chevrolet Volt, with sales topping 2,500.
GM spokeswoman Michelle Malko said the company would report sales of more than 2,500 Volts
"We are seeing sales momentum continuing to build for the Volt, especially in key markets — California, Michigan, Illinois and Florida," she said. "We're starting to see other markets grow as well. As with a lot of first generation technologies, it takes time to build customer awareness."
GM's best-ever month was in March, when it sold 2,289 Volts.
Malko said Volt sales will outpace the Toyota Prius's second year. The Volt through August will have sales of 13,300, compared to 15,600 total sales of the Prius in 2001.