Well, if you haven’t been driving a Ford plug-in lately, it looks like a lot of your neighbors have.
Ford sold a record total of 2,179 of its Fusion and C-Max plug-in hybrids in October, topping the totals of plug-in competitors Toyota Motor Corp. and General Motors Corp. for the first time. Toyota sold 2,095 of its Prius plug-ins and GM sold 2,022 of its Volt range-extended plug-in hybrid sedans during the month.
Overall, sales of plug-in vehicles—and not even counting full battery-electric cars— totaled 39,083 through October, up from the 29,075 sold during the same period in 2012, according to a story in the Detroit News.
The results might be a little misleading because Ford has two plug-in hybrid models in the dealerships, while Toyota and GM only have one model available at this time. And sales of the Prius plug-in hit an all-time high level in October, too.
But you know what? Right now, our hats are off to Ford. They were later than some competitors to join the electric-vehicle parade, but they’ve clearly hit the ground running.