Sometime over the weekend, the 100,000th plug-in vehicle was sold in America.
It’s not as impressive a figure as the industry and government had hoped for, but it proves that plug-ins are making progress in the market. It took almost three years for the milestone to happen though sales recently have improved thanks to vehicles such as the Tesla Model S.
But plug-ins still have a ways to go before they’re considered a success. To put it all into perspective, the Ford F-Series sold over 59,000 units in April alone. Technology, however, is improving, and brighter days are definitely foreseeable for the electric vehicle market; especially if range can continue to improve and batteries begin to cost less.
The sales data comes courtesy of Plug In America, which will be giving away a free vehicle charger to celebrate the milestone.
“Our current estimate, based on monthly sales figures from automakers, is that the 100,000th highway-capable plug-in vehicle will be sold on May 20,” says Tom Saxton, Plug In America’s chief science officer, in a statement. “We are calling this the #PIA100K mark, and we are excited to see the continued growth of the market.”
[Source: USA Today]
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