At Start of 2014, More Than 405,000 Plug In Electric Vehicles Were On Roads Worldwide

APR 8 2014 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 10

At the start of 2014, there were over 400,000 plug-in electric vehicles on roads worldwide.

That’s according to an analysis by Zentrums für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung Baden-Württemberg (ZSW) in Germany.

As ZSW claims, this 400,000-unit figure represents a doubling from 2013 and a quadrupling from the start of 2012 when only 100,000 were on the roads.

Officially, ZSW pegs the number of plug-in electric vehicles on roads at 405,000 in the beginning of this year.

When will we crest 1 million?  According to ZSW, that will happen in early 2016.  The race to 1 million is on.

It’s worth pointing out that none of the figures provided by ZSW included plug-in electric motorcycles, trucks or buses.

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We love this stuff. Of course these numbers do not include conversions which almost makes it certain the million happens in 2016
http://insideevs.com/evs-the-first-million/

Interesting the article came from Germany, but Germany is not even on the list, even though it is the #4 car buying country in the world (ahead of Japan).

Germany is listed as “D”eutschland

Are you sure that’s not Denmark?

DK = Denmark

I just looked up some #’s and it prob. is Germany.
(10,446 from 2010 to 2013)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electric_car_use_by_country#Germany

Depending on how the last of the numbers shake out in March, Germany is at about 14,500 (+/- 200 units)

That first graph is very encouraging, if the trend can continue.

Japan is rockin’ it! Go Japan!

Supposedly H. G. Wells said, “When I see an adult on a bicycle I do not despair for the future of the human race”.

I have the same reaction when I see that first graph, a wind farm, or solar panels.