Plug-In Car Sales Doing Just Fine, Thank You

A slight dip in sales of hybrids has the media chattering about stalled electric car sales, but the facts suggest otherwise, reports Jim Motavalli.

Published: 11-Sep-2014

It’s common knowledge that statistics can tell a variety of stories, sometimes quite contradictory. For instance, sent this over my transom:

“Lost in the euphoria of this summer’s strong car sales is that sales of electric and hybrid cars have surprisingly stalled. Sales of electric drive vehicles (including EVs, hybrids and plug-in hybrids) have made up 3.6 percent of all new car sales so far in 2014, which is a tick below the 3.7 percent market share for the full year last year. ” (Boldface in the original.)

EDTA EV Sales in 2014


Lamborghini Asterion debuted at 2014 Paris Auto Show,

With an estimated price of £350K, Lamborghini reportedly aiming for 50 kilometre all-electric range and sub 3-second 0-60 mph acceleration.


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