U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Vehicle Technologies Office
Fact #751: October 29, 2012
Plug-in Car Sales Higher in the U.S. Compared to Western Europe and China
In 2011, plug-in car sales in the U.S. were 0.28% of the U.S. car market, and grew to 0.44% of the U.S. car market in the first eight months of 2012. Western Europe has also increased their plug-in market share from 2011 to 2012. In China, however, plug-in market share decreased slightly (0.01%).
Plug-in Car Market Share by Country/Region, 2011 and 2012*
Notes: Total car sales do not include light trucks.
Western Europe data consists of the following 16 countries: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.
Plug-in Car Sales and Market Shares by Country/Region, 2011 and 2012*
(Plug-in Sales as a Share of Total Car Sales)
*European data are through July 2012; U.S. & China data are through August 2012.
Source: Data compiled by Argonne National Laboratory.
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