LAev
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California trend: hybrid sales sink, plug-in electric cars soar

Fri May 26, 2017 12:05 am

I guess the hope would be that hybrid sales would stay the same and keep growing while PHEV sales soar. Maybe next quarter but not too shocking as one type of power train does exceptionally well another may slow down a bit

California {...}

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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http://www.greencarreports.com/news/111 ... -cars-soar

Moderator : I edited so that the entire article isn't present in this post, as I don't think that copyright law allows copying the *entire* text of an article, and I don't want this site to get in trouble. (excerpts are considered 'fair use', I think.

So, "more info available in the article : follow the above link" ...

SparkE
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Re: California trend: hybrid sales sink, plug-in electric cars soar

Fri May 26, 2017 2:02 am

The article failed to mention that in California, plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) have a HUGE benefit for drivers (compared to 'traditional' hybrids) : a plug-in (PHEV) can get a sticker that provides access to the carpool lane (allows a vehicle to drive in the 'car pool' reserved lane even if the number of riders isn't enough). This is an incentive to encourage people to buy low-polluting vehicles. I believe that is one reason why sales of plug-in hybrids has increased in California.

sam
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Re: California trend: hybrid sales sink, plug-in electric cars soar

Sat May 27, 2017 12:44 am

SparkE wrote:The article failed to mention that in California, plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) have a HUGE benefit for drivers (compared to 'traditional' hybrids) : a plug-in (PHEV) can get a sticker that provides access to the carpool lane (allows a vehicle to drive in the 'car pool' reserved lane even if the number of riders isn't enough). This is an incentive to encourage people to buy low-polluting vehicles. I believe that is one reason why sales of plug-in hybrids has increased in California.


Yeah I totally agree with this, thx for mentioning it. I would buy a phev over a hybrid for that reason no thought involved. Too bad the article didn't include all the facts

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Re: California trend: hybrid sales sink, plug-in electric cars soar

Sat May 27, 2017 4:41 am

Now if we could just spread the effect outside of California!

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