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The Volt is now the top-selling electric car in the U.S. — 7,400 ahead of the Prius Plug-in. Nissan’s Leaf is a distant third, and analysts say Volt sales could reach 20,000 this year.

While the Volt isn’t helping GM’s bottom line, it’s not in danger of being canceled anytime soon.

GM can subsidize the Volt’s cost from profits on other cars, but eventually GM will have to get closer to break even or make money. GM earned almost $2.5 billion overall in the first half of this year.