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US E-Drive Cars Sales Jump 84 Percent in 2013

96,000 electric and plug-in electric hybrids were sold in 2013, while 489,413 hybrid vehicle were sold in the US, a increase of 27% over 2012.

Published: 04-Jan-2014

Washington — U.S. sales of full electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles in 2013 jumped 84 percent over 2012 to more than 96,000 — as price cuts and new models helped spur additional sales.

In 2013, automakers sold nearly 49,000 plug-in hybrid vehicles — up 27 percent over 2012 — and 47,600 electric vehicles — up 241 percent, according to data complied by Ward’s Automotive. That’s a big jump over the 18,000 sold in 2011.

At the same time, traditional hybrid sales jumped 15.3 percent to 489,413 — a record — as Toyota Motor Corp.’s Prius and other Toyota models accounted for 60 percent of all hybrid sales. Diesel sales also climbed 10 percent to nearly 450,000 in 2013, Ward’s said.


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