California to account for 25% electric vehicle sales in USSeptember 28, 2012
California continues to be a bastion for clean transportation
California is expected to account for a significant percentage of the electric vehicle market in the U.S., according to a new report from Pike Research. The state has long been a bastion for electric vehicles and alternative energy. Its policies have made it an attractive market for the auto industry and company’s developing electric vehicles of all kinds, especially those powered by hydrogen fuel. The report suggests that the state is poised to play a major role in the electric vehicle market and may be a world leader in the global market by 2020.
Report predicts California to account for 25% of national electric vehicle sales
According to the report, California is expected to account for 25% of all electric vehicle sales in the U.S. between the years of 2012 and 2020. Pike Research notes that the success the state will see is due to the strong incentives it provides to consumers that are interested in electric vehicles. The state also offers a wealth of information concerning such vehicles to ensure that consumers understand the benefits and drawbacks of adopting electric transportation.
Pike predicts more than 400,000 electric vehicles to be sold by 2020
Pike estimates that the sale of electric vehicles will reach 400,000 units b y the end of the decade. California will account for a significant share of this, with New York, Florida, Texas, and Washington coming closely behind. Hawaii had been expected to play a large role in the electric vehicle market, but its influence in the auto industry has proven too small, apart from the work that is being done in the state concerning hydrogen fuel. Part of California’s attractiveness to the auto industry is due to the fact that the state represents 12% of t he nation’s total population.
California continues work to bolster infrastructure
California already has an impressive electric vehicle infrastructure established, but the state government is still working to expand this infrastructure to support the mass adoption of electric vehicles. Currently, the infrastructure is considered strong enough to support the modest commercialization of electric vehicles. By 2020, California has plans to have the most comprehensive electric infrastructure in the nation.