U.S. Plug-In Electric Car Sales Outlook, H1 2016 – California VS Rest Of U.S.
Reuters Graphics released some interesting and interactive graphs (pictured above) with plug-in electric car sales comparisons.
The data isn’t terribly timely in this case (through June of 2016), so the 2016 results are fairly muted to current reality as plug-in sales in the US were up 66% in August (details), and 50% in July (details)…the two largest back-to-back moves since, well, ever.
But what we do clearly see the a huge role played by California expressed as a percentage of those sales. The state often boasts sales higher than rest of the states combined.
Unprecedented is also the market share in California at over 3%. Of note, most of the sales in the Golden State are BEVs.
source: Reuters Graphics