Report: California Electric Car Sales Jump Above 100k

California now has 100,000 electric vehicles on its roads, according to data collected by the California Plug-In Electric Vehicle Collaborative. The number means that the Golden State has about 40% of the nation's EVs running on its highways and byways.

California Plug-In Electric Vehicle Collaborative says the state expects "significant growth" over the next ten years.

While California has the largest number of EV drivers overall, it is Washington state that has the highest number of EVs per capita. Roughly 1.6% of all new cars in that state are electric.

National Drive Electric Week runs from September 15-21, and its organizers expect it to be the biggest yet. Events range from electric vehicle parades to lectures on EV conversions.

"Plug-ins offer the industry's most efficient technology, freedom from gas stations, costly car repairs and reliance on foreign oil, and the option to drive on renewable energy, delivering tremendous public health and environmental benefits. National Drive Electric Week offers everyone the chance to learn this first hand," said Plug in America President Richard Kelly.

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