leaf-beats-voltApple vs Microsoft. Muhammad Ali vs George Foreman. Intel vs AMD. Brazil vs Argentina. Some of these are truly memorable match-ups, and they are a rivalry that has enthralled people while at their peak. On the plug-in electric car front, we have the 2011 Nissan LEAF electric hatchback going up head to head against the 2011 Chevrolet Volt, since both rides were on sale within a week of each other in December 2010. It seems that a victor has emerged from between the two, with the Chevrolet Volt suffering from a bloody nose in this encounter.

At the end of February this year, the Nissan LEAF happened to be a mere two units behind the Chevrolet Volt when it comes to overall sales figures, although since then, the Nissan LEAF stepped on the proverbial gas and came out tops of the Volt in the running U.S. plug-in sales totals – with a commanding 1,176 vehicles ahead of Chevrolet.

This would place the Nissan LEAF as the most popular plug-in car in the U.S. for now, and we do hope that this particular rivalry will continue in due time. What do you think of either ride, and if you had the spare dough to pick up just one of these puppies, which particular model would you choose from?

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