Last year, China overtook both the US and Europe in annual sales of electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids. This year, it will move ahead of both the US and Europe in cumulative plug-in vehicle sales. And with the Chinese government continuing to offer substantial investments to spur further plug-in vehicle development, there's little chance of that trend reversing anytime soon.
By the end of this year, China will have accounted for about 645,000 light-duty plug-in vehicle sales since 2010, Hybrid Cars says. That's about 30,000 more than Europe and about 70,000 more than the US. China can also chalk up another 200,000 units or so in commercial plug-in vehicles, including heavy-duty trucks and city buses.
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