EV sales reach record numbers, electricity providers move to meet demand
from By Scott E. Rupp
U.S.-based sales of electric vehicles increased more than 72 percent in 2018 from the previous year, with the class of autos moving more than 354,000 such vehicles. Tesla was the strongest performer. Sales of the manufacturer's three battery-powered models were reported Jan. 3, totaling more than 191,000 vehicles in 2018. In other encouraging news for the EV market, the Edison Electric Institute and the Institute for Electric Innovation said that the transition to electric vehicles is well underway. Electricity companies are working to move the EV infrastructure system forward to meet demand.
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