Two Million Plug-In Cars Have Now Been Sold Globally

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer

As of the end of 2016, the world has collectively purchased over 2 million plug-in electrified vehicles.

Specifically, at the end of December 2016, 2,032,000 plug-in vehicles of all kinds have been sold around the world. That includes some light plug-in vans sold in Europe, though it does not include heavy duty or other commercial plug-in electric vehicles, which would pump up the numbers even more.

That means that of the total 1.4 billion vehicles on the world’s roads, about 0.15 percent feature a plug-in of some kind. That is up from 0.10 percent in 2015, so while it is still a small percentage, the amount of plug-in vehicles around the world is growing. Going back to 2009, there were only 1,720 plug-in vehicles on the world’s roads.

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In order, the top markets for plug-in vehicles are: China, Europa and the U.S. In 2016, China bought about 320,000 plug-in cars while Europe bought 212,000 and the U.S. bought 157,181.

[Source: Hybrid Cars]

Stephen Elmer
Stephen Elmer

Stephen covers all of the day-to-day events of the industry as the News Editor at AutoGuide, along with being the AG truck expert. His truck knowledge comes from working long days on the woodlot with pickups and driving straight trucks professionally. When not at his desk, Steve can be found playing his bass or riding his snowmobile or Sea-Doo. Find Stephen on <A title="@Selmer07 on Twitter" href="">Twitter</A> and <A title="Stephen on Google+" href="">Google+</A>

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