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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*
Graphic showing percentage of plug-in car sales for 2011 and 2012 in the U.S., Western Europe, and China. For more detailed information, see supporting information below.

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.

Supporting Information

Plug-in Car Sales and Market Shares by Country/Region, 2011 and 2012*
(Plug-in Sales as a Share of Total Car Sales)

  U.S. Western Europe China
Calendar Year Units Market
Units Market
Units Market
2011 17,763 0.28% 11,563 0.09% 5,579 0.04%
2012* 25,290 0.44% 12,853 0.17% 2,975 0.03%

*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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