Hawaii #2 Behind California In Electric Car Registrations Per 1,000 Vehicles
This is rather surprising:
“Hawaii ranks second in the nation behind California in the number of electric vehicles registered in the state, according to figures released Wednesday by the U.S. Energy Information Administration.”
Second In The Nation?
Well, yes. If second in the nation means that we count how many electric cars are registered out of every 1,000 registered lights car and trucks.
The number for Hawaii is 4.2, according Nicholas Chase, an economist with the Energy Information Administration. Meaning that 4.2 out of every 1,000 registered light cars and trucks in Hawaii are electric vehicles.
California Easily Leads The Way
According to Biz Journals:
“With 5.5 out of every 1,000 registered light cars and trucks on its roads, California leads the country in the number of electric vehicles. The state registers nearly half of all of the electric vehicles on U.S. roads.”
Washington state is third, Oregon fourth and Georgia fifth.
Biz Journals adds:
So far in 2014, electric vehicles represent 0.7 percent of new car and truck sales in the U.S.
The Hawaii Automobile Dealers Association reported that during the first three quarters of 2014, 2,878 new electric and hybrid vehicles were registered in the state.
Source: Biz Journals