California Passes 200,000 EV Milestone

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Originally published on EV Obsession.

The state of California, in great likelihood, surpassed the milestone of the 200,000th plug-in vehicle sold in the state earlier this month, according to recent reports.

california flagWhile these reports are estimates — the count won’t be confirmed until April, or perhaps May, by the CNCDA — all signs point towards them being accurate. What that means is that California has been responsible for roughly half of all electric vehicle sales — both all-electrics (EVs) and plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) — to date.

Total US electric vehicle sales to date are somewhere near the 450,000 mark. The California market comprised around 54.5% of the total US EV market in 2015. At the end of 2015 about 191,650 electric vehicles had been sold in the market.

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6 thoughts on “California Passes 200,000 EV Milestone

  • Size of California economy; is it not similar to Canada’s economy with similar population?
    But California is way ahead of Canada in RE and EV’s, last years EV/PHEV sales for all of Canada less than 7000 units, is that equal to sales in California in one month?

    • Total EV/PHEV units in Canada only around 30., as of 2015, December..

      • No 30, but 30.000 units.

      • No 30, but 30.000 units.

    • Total EV/PHEV units in Canada only around 30., as of 2015, December..

    • Canada: pop 37 million, GDP 1.7 trillion US $
      California: pop 39 million, GDP 2.2 trillion

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