Californians have purchased more than 100,000 plug-in cars (PEVs) since the market started in 2010, according to figures gathered by the California Plug-In Electric Vehicle Collaborative.
Californians buy approximately 40% of all the PEVs sold in the US. According to data collected by the California Air Resources Board and new sales figures released this week from hybridcars.com and Baum & Associates, a Michigan-based market research firm, Californians bought 102,440 PEVs from December 2010 through August 2014.
This milestone shows that industry and government can work together for the good of the environment and the good of the consumer. Automakers are proving on a daily basis that they can rise to the challenge to meet California’s clean vehicle standards, advance the technology, and provide a wide range of affordable cars that are good to look at, fun to drive, and, of course, have zero emissions.—California Air Resources Board Chairman Mary D. Nichols