It’s the start of March, which means we’ve recently seen the release of official U.S. sales figures for the month of February. And with that release came the unexpected news that the General Motors sold less Chevrolet Bolt EVs during February than Nissan sold LEAF electric cars.
As soon as the Bolt EV (alongside its 238-mile EPA approved range and $37,495 price tag) hit the market, it was expected that the aging Nissan LEAF (with just 107-miles of EPA-approved range) would suffer a dramatic drop in sales as customers dug deep to find the extra few thousand dollars to buy a car with substantially more range. But February’s sales figures suggest something else has happened.
What’s the reason for this apparent disparity? Are people less enamored with the Bolt EV than it was thought? Or are there some other underlying causes (like limited availability and competing lease deals) that are causing a sales anomaly?
Watch the video above to find out our take.
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