Now, sales of electric cars have soared in the state, at the same time that hybrid sales actually lost ground as a proportion of the total.
The data comes courtesy of a Los Angeles Times article last week that looked at data on car sales within the state from January through March.
A total of 506,745 cars and light trucks were delivered in the first quarter. Of those, 13,804 were battery-electric vehicles, making up 2.7 percent of the market.
A total of 2,735 Bolt EVs found buyers in California in the first three months, which represents 88.5 percent of the 3,092 Bolt EVs sold anywhere in the U.S.
Deliveries of Chevy's 238-mile electric car in Maryland, Massachusetts, and Virginia didn't start until February.
Plug-in hybrids made up another 2.1 percent of total California vehicle sales, a rise of 54 percent over the same quarter last year.
That puts vehicles with plugs of any kind at almost 5 percent of the California total, against roughly 1 percent of overall U.S. sales of 17.5 million vehicles last year.
Hybrid cars, meanwhile, took an additional 4.4 percent of California sales, meaning electrified vehicles of all kinds represented 9.2 percent, or almost one of every 10 vehicles sold in the state.
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