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Published on July 13th, 2014 | by Chris Demorro

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EV Sales Surpass 500,000 Since 2010

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July 13th, 2014 by Chris Demorro
 

nissan-leaf-lotConsider that just four years ago, the only electric cars you could buy was either a $100,000 Tesla Roadster, or something of your own creation, with very few options in between. The number of electric cars on the road was so miniscule, it barely registered as a blip.

A recent report from UC Davis says that electric vehicles have hit a turning point, with more than 500,000 estimated to be on roads today. With EV sales surging, and the runaway success of Tesla Motors, are we really on the cusp of an electric vehicle future?

EV sales from 2012 to 2013 increased some 90%, almost double the 2012 numbers for a total of about 96,000 vehicles. 2014 could prove to be another record-setting year though, as plug-in vehicle sales are already 50% further along than at the same time last year. Through June of 2014, over 45,000 electric vehicles have been sold, compared to just over 30,000 through June of 2013, according to Autoblog Green.

At this pace, electric cars will finally break the 100,000 units sold, , and UC Davis just might be right; we’re at the tipping point, and EV adoption is closing in on “mainstream.”

Haters gonna hate, but that won’t stop the sale of more and more electric cars.

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A writer and gearhead who loves all things automotive, from hybrids to HEMIs, can be found wrenching or writing- or esle, he's running, because he's one of those crazy people who gets enjoyment from running insane distances.



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