In California, electric vehicles now make up 10% of all new cars sold

August was a good month for electric cars in the US. Sales of plug-in electric vehicles have reached 190,000 units as of August, nearly eclipsing total EV sales in 2017. 

That caps almost three years of consecutive monthly sales gains (year over year), reports CleanTechnica.

California is the epicenter of this growth. The car-loving state has always led the US in electric vehicle sales, but this August, electric cars captured 10% of the state’s new-car market for the first time, according to the latest data from the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers. The EV market share for the US as a whole is just 1.66%.

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