General Motors said Thursday that its 2012 sales of the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid tripled from 2011.
2,633 Chevrolet Volt units were sold last month, up from 1,519 in November. Its all-time high was in October 2012, with 2,961 units sold.
For the year, GM had sold 23,461 extended-range electric Volt vehicles in. In 2011, it sold 7,671 Volts, below its forecast of 10,000 for its first full year of sales.
Nissan reported that sales of its electric LEAF checked in at 1,489 units in December, nearly identical to November’s 1,539 units and to October’s 1,579 sales. In all of 2012, Nissan sold 9,819 LEAF electric cars, 1.5 percent up from 2011.
Deliveries of the Prius Plug-in Hybrid totaled 1,361, down from 1,766 units in November. In all of 2012, Toyota sold 12,750 Prius PHVs.
Toyota sold 52 RAV4 EV all-electric crossovers last month, bringing the year’s total since September to 192.
Honda reported selling 16 units of the Fit EV in December—bringing the total for the year to 93 units, while Mitsubishi sold 77 i-MiEV electric cars. For the year, Mitsubishi has sold 588 i-MiEV electric cars.
Ford sold 971 C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrids in December. Ford sold 1,259 units of the C-MAX Energi in November—vehicle’s first full month on the market. For the few months it had been on sale in 2012, Ford sold 2,374 C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrids.
Ford also sold 167 Focus Electric models, bringing the total for the year to 685 units. The Ford Fusion Energi is going on sale later this year.