Published on June 25th, 2014 | by Christopher DeMorro


Plug-in America Estimates 250,000 EV Sales By September

June 25th, 2014 by  

plug-in-americaIn December of 2010, the Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt ushered in a new generation of modern electric vehicles. Since then, over 200,000 EVs have been sold in the U.S. alone, and Plug-In America estimates that by this September, that number will cross the quarter-million mark.

Plug-in America just celebrated the 100,000th U.S. EV sale last year, and since then EV sales have only accelerated more, outpacing the adoption rate of hybrids like the Toyota Prius. Recently the EV advocacy group celebrated the 200,000th EV sale, though a bigger target is 250,000, and that special sale might have perfect timing.

National Drive Electric Week is September 15th to the 21st,  meaning this milestone could hit right during one of electric car advocacy’s biggest weeks. 98 events were organized last year, though there is an open call to get even more EV test drive events going in cities nationwide. By bringing electric cars to the people, individuals can get an up close, first-hand experience with cars they may know very little about.

Knowledge is power, and there’s a lot of benefits consumers don’t yet know about electric cars.

Check out our new 93-page EV report, based on over 2,000 surveys collected from EV drivers in 49 of 50 US states, 26 European countries, and 9 Canadian provinces.

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  • Matt

    Someone forgot to include the link 😉

  • Steve Grinwis

    1/4 Million cars! That’s a decent start. Here’s to exponential growth!

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