Following a bevy of recent announcements that have shed additional light on both the Nissan Leaf and the Chevrolet Volt, we thought it'd be an ideal time to return to the Google Trends graph to see which of these breakthrough vehicles is on its way to stardom on the Internet (as if they both aren't hits already). The last time we visited this topic, the Nissan Leaf was crushing the Volt in both search volume on Google and related news articles.
This time around, well, the story hasn't changed all that much. The latest Google Trends result shows that the Volt has managed to garner more attention from the press, as depicted by the news reference volume shown in the graph above and most likely due to the recent price announcement, but the additional coverage of the Volt has failed to boost its Internet popularity (based on search volume index) past that of the Nissan Leaf. As we've said before, there's no accurate way to translate Google Trends results into actual sales, but the graph provides a good indication of public interest in each vehicle and in that regard, the Leaf is still leading the way.
[Source: Google Trends]