This fact already may have triggered another rant from Rush, expressing as only he can his desire for the Volt to fail.
In August, the Volt set a new monthly sales record at 2,831, beating by 24% the previous record of 2,289 vehicles in March 2012. Gas prices are fueling sales.
http://www.plugincars.com/chevy-volt-sales-soar-record-high-august-2012-nissan-leaf-still-struggling-124210.html. While the Volt had its best month ever, vehicle sales in the US were up strongly last month to an annual rate of 14.6 million, with GM up 10%; Chrysler 13%; and Ford 14%.
Word of mouth remains the most powerful form of consumer endorsement, and here's the latest from my sister who has driven a Volt since November 2011. Her Volt has gone over 10,000 miles, used a bit more than 30 gallons of gasoline, and averaged an "are-you-kidding-me" 354 miles per gallon.
Clare charges regularly at her home, her place of work, and her daughter's home. She has used public charging stations a handful of time at Baltimore Airport and University of Maryland at College Park.
She drives on electricity more than 90% of her miles traveled.
My sister reports only one mechanical problem with her Volt--it jams Rush's radio show.