Electric car sales for fourth time in a row exceeded 10,000 units in a month according to InsideEVs Monthly Plug-In Sales Scorecard, and in August the figure was somewhere close to a record level of 12,000 units (exact values are not known due to lack of data from some producers).
Electric Drive Transportation Association counted 12,403 units, which is more than 25% of conventional hybrid car sales, and 9% more than in August of last year.
Editor's Note: We do feel EDTA's July/August (and YTD) estimates are a touch high, as most publications don't allow for the monthly variance in Tesla's US deliveries; but should still even out to be fairly accurate overall in the upcoming months.
From those, 5,920 are plug-in hybrids and 6,483 pure electric cars. BEVs being above PHEVs is something new in the US.
After eight months of 2014, their sales tally reached 78,809 (32% more than in the same period last year), while total cumulative sales stands at 246,426. Time to start preparing to celebrate a quarter of a millionth car in September (California recently crossed 100,000, and is not waiting for the rest of the country to catch up).
August Sales Infographic – EDTA