22 Aug '16, 2pm

Electric-Vehicle Sales On Course for Mainstream Adoption

The latest data on electric vehicle and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle sales shows continued strong progress toward mainstream adoption. According to market tracker EV Volumes , 180,500 electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) were sold in the first four months of this year, a 42 percent increase over 2015 levels. Those sales figures were lower than the second half of 2015, but EV Volumes noted demand for EVs and PHEVs spiked in November and December last year as certain incentives came to an end in China, Denmark, the Netherlands and Sweden. The 2016 Global EV Outlook from the International Energy Agency (IEA) also said last year was a pivotal one for EV and PHEV sales. “The year 2015 saw the global threshold of 1 million electric cars on the road exceeded, closing at 1.26 million,” said the organization. “This is a symbolic achievement highli...

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