More new Chevrolet Bolt EVs available than Nissan Leafs

Chevrolet Bolt EV vs Nissan Leaf

While we, as EV community have been criticizing GM for making the Chevrolet Bolt EV available at a very slow pace, the truth is that in the USA, there are already more new Chevrolet Bolt EVs than Nissan Leafs available at dealerships.


If we do a quick search at we get:

  • Nissan Leaf: 1.530 matches
  • Chevrolet Bolt EV: 2.212 matches
  • Chevrolet Volt: 3.624 matches


At we get this:

  • Nissan Leaf: 1.338 New Nissan Leafs for sale
  • Chevrolet Bolt EV: 1.763 New Chevrolet Bolt EVs for sale
  • Chevrolet Volt: 3.224 New Chevrolet Volts for sale


Even with GM pushing the plug-in hybrid Volt much more than the all electric Bolt EV, it’s enough to surpass the Nissan Leaf’s availability at USA dealerships. Nissan isn’t expected to increase the Leaf’s availability before the introduction of the second generation. At the moment Nissan dealers are selling the last remaining stock, this means that amazing discounts will become rarer.


I’m curious to see which EV will take the Nissan Leaf’s place as the best selling electric car with an EPA range lower than 200 miles. If Hyundai does things right, the IONIQ Electric has great chances to become the one.



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Pedro Lima

My interest in electric transportation is mostly political. I’m tired of coups and wars for oil. My expectation is that the adoption of electric transportation will be a factor for peace and democracy all over the world.

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4 years ago

the hyundai ioniq seems to be a huge success. if you place a new order (no preorder by the dealer) in Germany/Austria now your delivery date will be around November already!

4 years ago

One concern about the Ioniq in the US, is that it will be a special order only in non-CARB states. This means no test drives in some of the higher volume non-CARB EV states like Colorado, Florida, and Texas. This is/was Hyundai’s policy on the Soul EV and it definitely impacted the Soul’s sales in places like Dallas.

4 years ago

Ioniq is around 500 deliveries from Januar to Februar in Europe while the Zoe is over 5.000 !! Are you kidding, Hyundai is just producing some 5000-10000 units this year.
And while Chevrolet are offering more Bolt in the US, that don’t mean they will sell more because this car is much more expensive, Leaf you get 10.000 $ discount while the BOlt you get ~ 2000 $, thats a price difference of 15.000 $ !!!

4 years ago

Two things to consider, first Hyundai is having a hard time keeping up to the ioniq demand in South Korea and Europe, adding the US to the mix either they ramp up production (unlikely), or the ioniq will little moe than a compliance car in North America.

The high number of Bolt stock makes you wonder if US demand is lower than expected.