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As of mid-September 2015 there have been about 1,004,000 plug-in vehicles (PEV) sold worldwide according to HybridCars.com. The pace of PEV sales has quickened – global PEV sales reached half a million in July 2014, and just one year and two months later, reached the one million mark. Of those vehicles sold, 62% were all-electric vehicles and 38% were plug-in hybrid vehicles. The United States was responsible for the largest share of plug-in vehicle sales (36%), followed by China (16%) and Japan (12%).

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World Sales of Plug-in Vehicles by Vehicle Type through Mid-September 2015
Vehicle TypeVehicle SalesShares
All-electric vehicle622,48062%
Plug-in hybrid vehicle381,52038%
Total1,004,000100%

Source: HybridCars.com, "One Million Global Plug-In Sales Milestone Reached," Accessed Sept. 21, 2015.

 

 

World Sales of Plug-in Vehicles by Country through Mid-September 2015
CountryVehicle SalesShares
United States363,26536%
China157,35416%
Japan121,00012%
Norway65,9587%
Netherlands61,0256%
France59,0006%
United Kingdom39,6164%
Germany38,1544%
Canada14,4291%
Sweden12,7861%
Rest of World71,4137%
Total1,004,000100%

Source: HybridCars.com, "One Million Global Plug-In Sales Milestone Reached," Accessed Sept. 21, 2015.

 

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