24 Feb '17, 11am

There are now 500 000 electric vehicles in the US #ev

There are now 500 000 electric vehicles in the US #ev

Last month the 500,000th plug-in electrified vehicle was sold in the United States. Counting all plug-in hybrid and battery electric passenger vehicles back to 2008, the tally of leased and purchased PEVs through the end of August now make the U.S. the second major market after Europe to have crossed this milestone. Europe, which last year surpassed U.S. PEV sales, recorded its 500,000th unit in May this year ; China is on track to do it soon also with 462,000 in hand and a higher sales monthly rate now than anyone, and the world total is approaching 1.7 million. In the U.S., believe it or not, there have been more than 30 plug-in electrified models sold, some of which are household names, and others came and went which many people have never heard of. That’s quite a few considering today there are just 38 regular hybrids for sale in the U.S. and they’ve had since 2000 to ...

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