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2012 Oct Plugin Sales Discussion : Volt 2,961 ; Leaf 1,579

Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:00 am

Here we go ...

Volt : 2,961
PlugInPrius : 1,889
Leaf : 1,579
Model S : 290 (est)
Energi : 144
Karma : 75 (est)
FFE : 112
Mitsu I : 30

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Re: 2012 Oct Plugin Sales Discussion : Volt 2,961 ; Leaf 1,

Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:11 am

Boooooooooooyaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!!! I knew with the lease prices we would break 1200.

Awesome news, now lets keep it going for November.

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Re: 2012 Oct Plugin Sales Discussion : Volt 2,961 ; Leaf 1,

Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:12 am

Terrific!
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Re: 2012 Oct Plugin Sales Discussion : Volt 2,961 ; Leaf 1,

Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:23 am

evnow wrote:Here we go ...

Volt : 2,961
Leaf : 1,579
Model S : 290 (est)
Karma : 75 (est)
Just added Honda Fit EV to my list evnow, another exciting month of 16 sales, (=

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Re: 2012 Oct Plugin Sales Discussion : Volt 2,961 ; Leaf 1,

Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:35 am

Imagine what it would be if they actually tried. At my local dealer yesterday they had a grand total of one new leaf on the lot, plus the demo, which is starting to look a little long in the tooth.

Chatting with a sales guy, we was asking me how they drive, and some other basic questions about the car. I said to him I was surprised he hadn't taken the demo out for a spin. If I were king, effective immediately, put a plan in place to make sure every sales guy has driven the car, is armed with a few basic facts about it, and knows who the resident expert is to refer the lead. Also a small spiff for whoever makes first customer contact with someone who ultimately leases or buys a Leaf.
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Re: 2012 Oct Plugin Sales Discussion : Volt 2,961 ; Leaf 1,

Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:41 am

Hopefully the numbers will justify it but now that Ford did quite well in their first full month of the 'regular' C-Max hybrid, the plug-in Energi may be worth adding once they get them in the pipeline; C-Max hybrid sold 3,182 in October (Energi wasn't yet available in any significant quantities)!

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Re: 2012 Oct Plugin Sales Discussion : Volt 2,961 ; Leaf 1,

Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:50 am

LTLFTcomposite wrote:Imagine what it would be if they actually tried. At my local dealer yesterday they had a grand total of one new leaf on the lot, plus the demo, which is starting to look a little long in the tooth.

Chatting with a sales guy, we was asking me how they drive, and some other basic questions about the car. I said to him I was surprised he hadn't taken the demo out for a spin. If I were king, effective immediately, put a plan in place to make sure every sales guy has driven the car, is armed with a few basic facts about it, and knows who the resident expert is to refer the lead. Also a small spiff for whoever makes first customer contact with someone who ultimately leases or buys a Leaf.
I went to a Chevy dealer last weekend to test drive a Volt, and the attitude of the sales staff was like night and day compared to the Nissan dealers. No having to wait around for their "Volt Specialist". The sales rep I talked to was energetic and seemed genuinely interested in the car. We had a lot of fun for a couple of hours just tinkering around with stuff on the half dozen models they had in stock. Apparently one of the sales reps (who was not present that day) is a very proud owner. He keeps the car plugged in all day at the dealer, so not only does he get a free charge but also maintains a nice cool battery.

About the only thing I didn't like about the Volt was the air dam below the front bumper. It is so low it scrapes on everything. I can imagine that getting significantly damaged very quickly.

Based on my experience at the Chevy dealer, I can see why the Volt is selling so well.
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Re: 2012 Oct Plugin Sales Discussion : Volt 2,961 ; Leaf 1,

Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:12 pm

LTLFTcomposite wrote:Imagine what it would be if they actually tried. At my local dealer yesterday they had a grand total of one new leaf on the lot, plus the demo, which is starting to look a little long in the tooth.
I was at my local Nissan dealer a few days ago to order some wiper blades. They told me they did not have any Leafs on the lot. They had sold all of theirs quite some time ago and Nissan had not sent them any more.
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Re: 2012 Oct Plugin Sales Discussion : Volt 2,961 ; Leaf 1,

Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:13 pm

I'm starting to get some hope that the Leaf will survive and thrive. After the past 6 months of a few hundred sales, I was beginning to get seriously worried about the continuation of the Leaf. I just hope that Nissan can sustain sales over 1000 per month
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Re: 2012 Oct Plugin Sales Discussion : Volt 2,961 ; Leaf 1,

Thu Nov 01, 2012 1:32 pm

PIP 1,889 from conference call.

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