August 31, 2013
The U.S. plug-in car market passed a significant milestone in May: the 100,000th plug-in vehicle sold since the introduction of the latest generation of highway-capable plug-in vehicles just over two years ago.
According to Plug In America, the advocacy group, more than 250,000 Americans are now exposed daily to EV transportation; the Nissan Leaf has outsold all other Nissan models in select markets; Tesla’s Model S currently outsells Mercedes S-Class, BMW 7 series and Audi A8 cars in the U.S. market; Chevy Volt drivers have now logged more than 187 million miles in electric mode; at 48 percent growth rate the plug-in market is accelerating faster than the hybrid market did in its comparable time frame; the American EV fleet now represents 2 gigawatts of storage; and EVs are now available from Nissan, Tesla, GM, Ford, Honda, Mitsubishi, Toyota, BMW, Mercedes and Fiat.
Tesla’s Model S currently outsells Mercedes S-Class, BMW 7 series and Audi A8 cars in the U.S. market. Photo credit: Tesla