U.S. Plug-In Car Market Reaches 100,000 EVs

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The U.S. plug-in car market passed a significant milestone in May: the 100,000th plug-in vehicle sold since the introduction of the latest generation of highway-capable plug-in vehicles just over two years ago.

According to Plug In America, the advocacy group, more than 250,000 Americans are now exposed daily to EV transportation; the Nissan Leaf has outsold all other Nissan models in select markets; Tesla’s Model S currently outsells Mercedes S-Class, BMW 7 series and Audi A8 cars in the U.S. market; Chevy Volt drivers have now logged more than 187 million miles in electric mode; at 48 percent growth rate the plug-in market is accelerating faster than the hybrid market did in its comparable time frame; the American EV fleet now represents 2 gigawatts of storage; and EVs are now available from Nissan, Tesla, GM, Ford, Honda, Mitsubishi, Toyota, BMW, Mercedes and Fiat.

Tesla’s Model S currently outsells Mercedes S-Class, BMW 7 series and Audi A8 cars in the U.S. market.  Photo credit: Tesla

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One Response to U.S. Plug-In Car Market Reaches 100,000 EVs

  1. John Christensen Reply

    December 3, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    I really like the website, it pops, and I really enjoyed the EV article published today showing how EV’s are selling like I-Phones. I drive a 2011 Leaf that has 29,000 gas-free miles on it so far and it makes me happy to know that I can survive with about a 75 mile range and that so many Americans are doing the same. When you add the solar component to it it just makes it that much better as we all know. Funny thing is that we are considered the pioneers in an industry that is 60 yrs old, EV’s are only three years old and consumers are still slow to adopt the “new” technology due to relatively cheap and subsidized fossil fuels. I can’t wait for more charging stations to be commissioned nationwide and locally so that we can all benefit for extended range opportunities, saving valuable clean air, and creating new jobs.

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