Production for both the Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt is slowly ramping up, with the number of cars produced unable to meet the orders for them.
As of April, 1703 Volts and 1,025 Leafs had been delivered to their owners. Nissan says it has 20,000 back orders for the Leaf and Chevy reports a 10,000 Volt waiting list.
Chevy announced today that it is increasing Volt production from the current 16,000 cars per year to 60,000 in 2012. The Volt can be bought now in 9 states but will be available nationwide at the end of this year.
Volt and Leaf owners are spending about 3 cents per mile to fuel with electricity compared to about 16 cents per mile, assuming $4 gasoline and a 25 miles per gallon vehicle.