1 million plug-ins by 2015, analyst says

  • 05-Apr-2011 03:25 EDT

Sold in Japan since 2009, the Mitsubishi i, a full-electric vehicle, is slated for a November 2011 U.S. introduction.

Pike Research predicts sales of full and partial electric vehicles will cross the 1 million mark by 2015. Among the two types of plug-in electric vehicles, battery-electric vehicles (also called pure or full electric vehicles) will have the edge on a worldwide basis with 56% of total plug-in sales in 2015. BEVs will be especially popular in the Asia Pacific region, which will represent more than half the total global market, as well as in Europe, according to Pike. The clean-tech market intelligence firm anticipates that plug-in hybrid electric vehicles will be the clear choice in the U.S. and Canada due to their extended driving range and gasoline engine fallback option. In those markets, plug-in hybrids will account for 71% of all EV sales in 2015.

HTML for Linking to Page
Page URL
Rate It
5.00 Avg. Rating

Read More Articles On

The 7th generation 5 Series, known internally as the G30, focuses on power, torque, mass and aero-drag reduction and refinement.
The visually captivating Lexus LC coupe debuts Toyota's GA-L architecture and features the new Aisin 10-speed, lightweight construction and a new hybrid powertrain.
Maruti Suzuki India Limited announced that its Smart Hybrid vehicles, the Ciaz SHVS and the Ertiga SHVS, have crossed cumulative sales of 100,000 units in February.
Unveiled at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, this uber-performance hybrid uses F1 technology.

Related Items

Training / Education