Chelsea Sexton's Tweet Tipped Us Off

Chelsea Sexton's Tweet Tipped Us Off

HOV Access a Perk For Plug-In Hybrid And BEV Buyers In California

HOV Access a Perk For Plug-In Hybrid And BEV Buyers In California

A Chelsea Sexton tweet tipped us off, with a link to a story on California's current electrified vehicle sales.

"Hybrid electric and plug-in electric vehicle now account for almost 10 percent (9.6%) of all new car sales in California."

"Electric vehicles, which registered nearly zero in state-wide new car-sales as recently as three years ago, are now taking a noticeable market share, according to the latest quarterly report released by the California New Car Dealers Association."

According to the California New Car Dealers Association, 23,648 plug-in hybrids were registered statewide from January 2014 through the end of September 2014.  Additionally, there were 20,516 all-electric vehicles registered in California during that same timeframe.  Combined, PHEVs and BEVs account for 3.2% of California's new car sales in during the first 9 months of 2014.

Electric Vehicle News adds:

"The combined total of 44,164 for the first nine months of 2014 already tops California’s electric vehicle sales for all of last year. In 2013, combined sales of plug-in hybrids and all-electric vehicles in California topped 42,000, up 500 percent from 2011."

Growth in the plug-in vehicle segment in California is strong, that's for sure.