The latest monthly report from Veloz—a public-private coalition of major electric car industry stakeholders— shows that this month the state will sell its 500,000th electric car. As of the just-released numbers, the state has just under 9,000 sales to go before it hits the goal. The data is aggregated from a number of trusted sources, Veloz says.
September electric car sales for the nation more than doubled from a year ago. The Tesla Model 3 is now the fourth-best-selling passenger car in the US. But, even with California capturing almost 50% of national electric car market, almost 70% of counties across the state received a failing grade for ozone pollution caused by tailpipe emissions.