A Look At California’s Plug-In Electric Car Sales Compared To Rest Of U.S.
Cumulative (since December 2010) plug-in electric car sales in the U.S. exceeded 407,000 at the end of January 2016 (check our data).
Last month brought growth and we hope that every month in 2016 will set its own sales record this year after the not-so-strong 2015.
According to the California Plug-In Electric Vehicle Collaborative, some 45% of all U.S. sales comes from a single state – California.
- Nationwide: 407,378
- California: 184,657
In January the share was even higher – 55%:
- Nationwide: 6,713
- California: 3,692
California is the largest car market in the U.S. and a rather wealthy state, with suitable weather for EVs, the largest portfolio of EVs available, and a strong set of state incentives. All those factors combined place California nearly ahead of the 49 other states combined.