US Plug-In Vehicle Sales Up 84% in 2013


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With the final tally for 2013 now in the books, we can report that 2013 sales of plug-in vehicles increased by ~84% over the 52,000 + sold in 2012.

Upwards We Go

Upwards We Go

As the Detroit News reports:

“In 2013, automakers sold nearly 49,000 plug-in hybrid vehicles — up 27 percent over 2012 — and 47,600 electric vehicles — up 241 percent, according to data complied by Ward’s Automotive.”

With sales of both plug-in hybrid and BEVs up, how did the rest of the alt-fuel segments fare?

According to the Detroit News:

“…traditional hybrid sales jumped 15.3 percent to 489,413 — a record… Diesel sales also climbed 10 percent to nearly 450,000 in 2013.”

So, both PHEVs and BEVs outpaced hybrids and diesel in year-over-year growth in sales.

Source: Detroit News

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Do those diesel sales numbers include trucks? I’m guessing so, cause that would be a huge number for the VW diesels and handful of other diesel passenger vehicles.