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June 10, 2014

Electric Drive Industry Sets Sales Record in May

The summer kicked off with record sales for electric drive in May as automakers posted their highest numbers for plug-in and battery electric vehicles since market roll-out. Sales of plug-in vehicles reached 12,453 last month, including 5,802 battery electric vehicles and 6,651 plug-in hybrids.

Meanwhile, 52,227 hybrids moved off of lots in May, the second highest month on record.The total number of plug-in vehicles sold in the U.S. since market roll-out is now at 211,097, more than double the number at this time last year.

These positive trends are all detailed in our electric drive market snapshot below.  This information, as well as historical sales data on the electric drive market, can be found at

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