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EV Sales Surge in California after Chevrolet Bolt Introduction; Hybrids Take a Dive

Electric vehicles are especially popular in California, and sales have increased since the introduction of the Chevy Bolt as a new competitor to Tesla. The Bolt, with it’s lower price, is enticing California’s environmentally conscious buyers to consider pure electric vehicles over hybrids like the Toyota Prius. Time will tell if Toyota will jump on the electric vehicle train.

Key Takeaways:

  • Strong Chevrolet Bolt deliveries in California pushed up the state’s EV sales by 91 percent in the first quarter of this year.
  • General Motors is already cleaning up on the West Coast. Of the 13,804 pure electrics sold in California last quarter, 2,735 were Bolts.
  • Pure EVs are gaining in popularity while hybrids are losing ground. Regular hybrids were down 9.2 percent while plug-in hybrids were up a whopping 54 percent.

“Strong Chevrolet Bolt deliveries in California pushed up the state’s EV sales by 91 percent in the first quarter of this year.”

https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2017/05/chevys-bolt-helped-improve-electric-car-sales-91-california/