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In what year will annual EV sales in the US for the first time be at least 1%? 2014?

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by Benz, Nov 9, 2013.

  1. Benz

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    In what year will annual EV sales in the US for the first time be at least 1%?

    2014?
    2015?
    2016?

    Post your idea/guess/estimate/comment/prediction here.

    Thanks
     
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    I'm guessing it is already over 1% in California?
     
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    Good point.

    I think we should devide this in two separate questions:

    One for vehicles that can be driven in a pure electric mode, AND that have a battery pack on board that can be charged with a plug, but are not only pure electric (Plug-In Hybrid, Range Extended).

    And one for pure EV's (meaning NO ICE engine, NO tailpipe, and therefore ZERO CO2-Emissions).

    By the way, FUEL-CELL vehicles are excluded (they do have a tailpipe, although they do have ZERO CO2-Emissions), as they are a totally different kind of cars (Hydrogen). And they belong to a totally different conversation (whether they will ever be successful or not).

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    That can be true (which is great), but we are talking about the US as a country, not on a state level. You see, the US are considered as pioneers in this regard when it comes to technology (by many people, including me). If the EV will be a worldwide success or not (in beating the sales of ICE vehicles), will first of all depend on the situation in the US. Some may disagree, but at least we can say that the US is a very important market for EV's (among others naturally).
     
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    True, but it is California that leads the US in technology….

     

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