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U.S. electric car sales us 447% vs. '12

October 11, 2013
The number of electric cars sold in America is up 447 percent compared to sales at this time last year, EVObsession, a website that describes itself as “for the electric-vehicle obsessed,” reported Oct. 4.
One of the big drivers, perhaps unsurprisingly, was Tesla, whose sales rocketed up 8,056 percent this year, with sales of 13,050 units this year versus 160 units in 2012.
On the whole:
• 100 percent electric car sales are up a huge degree — 447 percent (33,617 units vs. 6,135 units)
• Plug-in hybrid electric car sales are up a fair degree — 35 percent (32,718 units vs. 24,082 units)
• And conventional hybrid electric car sales also are up quite a bit — 21 percent (360,245 units vs. 297,656 units)
Combined, hybrid and electric car sales are up 30 percent in the U.S. Between the beginning of January 2013 and the end of September, 426,580 such cars were sold in the U.S., up from 327,873 sold in January-September 2012.