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Plug-in Sales will reach 400K Units Nationwide by 2020

Discussion in 'Prius, Hybrid, EV and Alt-Fuel News' started by hill, Sep 19, 2012.

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  1. hill

    hill High Fiber Member

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    The 400,000 mark is,



    Sales of plug-in electric vehicles may miss ambitious estimates - SiliconValley.com

    IMO, numbers turn on cost of fossil fuel, versus poor economy. Even if gas hits $10/gallon folks won't buy plugin's if they can't afford to pay the rent.
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    That had some things quite out of context
    » Electric Vehicle Geographic Forecasts Pike Research


    Note that is a year, not cumulatively.

    » Nearly 1 in 4 Plug-In Electric Vehicles Sold in the United States From 2012 to 2020 Will be Sold in California Pike Research

    Pike hits Obama's goal of 1 Million plug-ins in 2018, instead of 2015, and frankly when the goal was stated, few believed it. The cafe standards should encourage a big range of models in 2016, leading to this 400K/year sales level in 2020. Note that is pike not me. IMHO we will hit the 1M in 2017.
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    400k a year by 2020? thats not small numbers... some drastic change in cosumer thinking will be needed and some major price cuts.
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    what is difficult to project is advances in technology. and the more plug in's sold, the faster tech will advance.
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