Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com
September 3, 2013
In not surprising news, California is the place where most electric vehicles are being sold. New data from Polk says that more than more than 35 percent of electric vehicles registrations come from two California cities: San Francisco and Los Angeles. The California New Car Dealers Association says in the first half of this year, 9,700 electric vehicles were registered and represented 1.1 percent of the state’s auto sales.
“A lot of the manufacturers have targeted California for the launch of their electric vehicle product. Our consumers are cutting-edge and early adopters in this area,” said Brian Maas, president of the California dealers association
But there is big reason why California has become the largest market for electric vehicles. Regulations. The Detroit News says that California has a mandate for a certain percentage of an automaker's new vehicles sold in the state (15.4 percent) by 2025 to be powered by either electric, hybrid or fuel cells. If not, automakers will face fines.
Source: The Detroit News