Detroit is “coming on strong” and ranked in the top ten of American car markets in terms growth of sales of plug-in cars in the last quarter of 2013.
Our friends at InsideEVs posted this infographic from ChargePoint a few weeks ago.
“By now, many of us are familiar with the top markets in the US for selling plug-in cars – places like San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, Atlanta, Portland, Honolulu,” they wrote. “But which regions are the fastest growing from the 3rd quarter to the 4th in 2013? According to ChargePoint, who compiled the data, and who also operates the largest charging station network in America, places like Detroit and Chicago are now coming on strong.”
As the InsideEVs report points out, “Naturally ChargePoint has a slant on the numbers”:
“Popularity is increasing because drivers know there is a robust network to charge their cars and nearly every major automaker is coming out with a cool new EV,” said Pasquale Romano, CEO of ChargePoint. “The electric-vehicle market is no longer just growing in California’s metropolitan areas – EV adoption is happening across the nation. We’re well on our way to having twice the number of EVs on the road by the end of 2014.”
So while we’d like to see our region at the top of the list, it’s still great to see Detroit getting some props.