The Chevrolet Volt is now the first plug-in vehicle sold in America to eclipse the 100,000 sales mark.

Surprisingly the Volt beats out the venerable Toyota Prius, along with the Nissan Leaf and still [relatively] slow selling Tesla Model S.

"The Chevrolet Volt delivers not just a fun driving experience behind the wheel, but has become the first vehicle with plug-in electrification technology to truly become mainstream," said Steve Majoros, director of marketing, Chevrolet Cars and Crossovers. "Not only is the Volt a class-creator, it serves as the foundation of a Chevrolet electric family that will soon add the first long-range, affordable EV available to customers across the U.S., the Chevrolet Bolt EV."

According to GM, since the Volt first launched owners have driven close to 1.5-billion miles on pure electric power, more than half the 2.5-billion miles driven cumulatively. Based on the industry average 25.3 mpg figure for new cars, Volt owners have collectively saved 58-million gallons of gas.