Deliveries of the Chevrolet Volt electric range extended vehicle totaled 1,140 units in January 2013, down from 2,633 Volts sold in December 2012.
It’s the lowest number of Chevrolet Volts sold in a month since February 2012, when GM sold just 1,023. Still, this is better than the 603 Volts sold in January 2012. In total, California and Michigan account for 46 percent of Volt retail sales.
Sales of Nissan LEAF electric car fell to 650 units, more than half over December’s 1,489 sold. Sales of the LEAF in January 2012 were 676 units, which means that the sales results in January 2013 fell 3.8 percent over 2012.
Nissan said the current model ’12 Nissan Leaf is approaching sold-out status as the automaker prepares to introduce the upgraded 2013 Nissan LEAF model, which will go on sale later this month.
2012 sales of the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid tripled from 2011. GM had sold 23,461 extended-range electric Volt vehicles in 2012, while Nissan sold about 9,819 Leafs in 2012 — including nearly half in the final three months, selling about 1,500 per month.
The Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid outsold the LEAF in January 2013 with less than expected 874 units, the lowest total since last July. In all of 2012, Toyota sold 12,750 Prius Plug-in Hybrids. Toyota also sold 25 RAV4 EV electric SUVs last month.
Honda reported selling just 8 units of the Fit EV in January. January was the first month of sales for the 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid, there really wasn’t any inventory, and only two Accord Plug-ins were sold. The car now is arriving at certain Honda dealers in California and New York.
Sales of the Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric car in January 2012 were 257 units, which means that the sales results for January 2013 44 percent of the entire 2012 sales total for the car of 588.
Ford sold only 81 Focus Electric units, down from 167 in December 2012.