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Great news for the EV market today as Carlypso Analysis reports that plug-in vehicle sales in the US could reach 1% of total new car sales by the end of this quarter. That is especially good news considering that falling gas prices could have thrown a wrench into this trend. Cars like the Tesla Model S, Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Volt continue to grow in popularity.

Carlypso Analysis concluded that plug-in vehicles accounted for 0.86 percent of US new-car sales last year and continue to gain market share. The company examined over 28-million car sales from January 2013 to December 2014 and noted that the demand for trucks hasn't dramatically shifted upwards in the short term. Demand for pickup trucks remain consistent between 51 and 53 percent.

In some ways this seems like a small accomplishment, but in other ways it is a necessary step forward for plug-in vehicles.
 

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Falling gas prices won't lead to the EV market backtracking. Consumers aren't THAT stupid to believe a temporary come down in gas prices is signal enough to go out and purchase a big lug of an SUV and trap themselves in 7 years of gas price bondage...

Beware the whiplash effect of rebounding prices ;)

The thing about plug in vehicles, is plug in vehicles also account for Hybrids. I would be interested in seeing the start parsed out to show EV vs plug in Hybrid growth/sales...
 
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