It’s difficult to be entirely accurate about just how many electric cars have been bought so far in the United States, but according to Plug In America, who helps keep count, the 100,000th electric car is due to be bought by Monday, May 20, 2013.
Plug In America has been tracking how many electric vehicles such as the Tesla Model S, the Nissan Leaf, and the Chevy Volt have been sold; and no, that total doesn’t include electric golf carts and the like. About 25,000 Nissan Leafs have been sold so far; the Chevy Volt has sold over 36,000; the rest of the 40,000 comes from sales of the Tesla Model S and Roadster, Fisker, Ford and others. The sales data is gathered from the most recent published sales reports.
Plug In America, which says it’s “the leading voice for consumer adoption of plug-in vehicles”, notes that because the growth of electric vehicles is nearing 48% per year, the next 200,000 milestone won’t be far away at all.
To help increase awareness of the emerging electric car industry, the 100,000 milestone is being celebrated and promoted with an award contest, by launching a counter on its website that tracks electric car sales, and by using the #PIA100K hashtag on Twitter.
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