Gallery: U.S. Plug-In Car Sales Triple in 2012; UK Electric Car Sales E...


Early returns show that 2012 will go down as a good year for electric car sales. In the United States, 53,000 plug-ins were sold, compared to about 17,500 in 2011. While there isn’t sufficient data to predict whether the trend will continue in the coming years, the sizable uptick in sales provides optimism for the electric vehicle market. Meanwhile, overseas, the forecasts for the United Kingdom predict the number of electric cars sales to double in 2013.

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  1. kimmi January 10, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    Much of it will depend on the success of the Renault Zoe, the first affordable electric car* in the european market.

    And don’t forget the impact of the german entries in the EV market, probably the last months of this year will sign Germany as the largest EV market in Europe.

    * – The Renault Zoe is cheaper, but technically isn’t really a car.

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