As Chevrolet is in process of an early changeover to model-year 2017, the Volt last month sold 1,126 units.

Its sales were up 62.5 percent over February 2015’s 693, and also a notch over January 2016’s 996.

Even with 29 days in a leap year, February is the shortest month of the year, but aside from that, the Volt is selling at a modest rate.

The last three months of 2015 saw sales closer to the 2,000 neighborhood as the new car was rolled out to just 11 top market states following California rules.

As the car becomes available nationwide, eyes will be on how it does the rest of this year.