100,000 PEVs Sold in US

By May 20, 2013Blog

The fine folks at Plug-In America sent out a press release this morning that said by their estimates using data from US automakers, that today, May 20th, PEV sales in the US will top 100,000.

Plug-In America is marking the historic moment with a contest to give away a Level 2 charge station from Clipper Creek.  Their press release also included some great facts and figures that are inspiring to us at EV Connect:

  • Over a quarter-million people are exposed daily to the benefits of electric transportation
  • Nissan dealerships in some markets have reported that the Leaf has outsold all other Nissan models for particular sales periods this year
  • Tesla’s Model S is outselling the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, the BMW 7 series and the Audi A8
  • Chevy Volt drivers alone have logged over 187-million electric miles
  • The plug-in vehicle market is approaching 48 percent annual growth with both Battery Electric (BEV) and Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) vehicles finding growing interest
  • Plug-in vehicle adoption exceeds the adoption of hybrid vehicles over the same timeframe in their market developments
  • The domestic EV fleet now offers over 2,000 megawatts of battery storage, which may offer significant opportunities for the future management of our electrical grid and the increasing role of intermittent renewable energy sources
  • Manufacturers making EVs now include Nissan, Tesla, GM, Ford, Honda, Mitsubishi, Toyota, BMW, Mercedes, and Fiat. These plug-in cars have received a wealth of consumer and industry awards

100,000 down and a long way to go, but collectively, we will get there and make a difference.

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