Central Idea: State an interesting new facts about electric cars.
Preview of main points: Today I am going to talk about history of electric cars, where is electric cars today and finally we will explore what is to come of electric cars in the future.
I.The history of the electric cars A) Where do the electric cars come from? B) When they was billed in the US? C) How they grow up in our country?
II. Where are the electric cars today? A) Some statistic B) Top current companies/manufacturers that sell them. 1) Chevrolet Vol 2) Nissan Leaf 3) Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid 4) Tesla Model C) How much does it is cost? D) Where can …show more content…
Since 2008, about 260,000 highway legal plug-in electric cars have been sold in the country through the end of September 2014. California accounts for about 40% of all plug-in cars sold in the country, with over 100,000 units sold through August 2014, and not only has more plug-in electric vehicles than any other American state but also more than any other country. The American market share of plug-in electric passenger cars increased from 0.14% in 2011 through 0.37% in 2012 to 0.62% of new car sales during 2013.
As of October 2014, there are 20 highway legal plug-in cars available in the American market from 11 car manufacturers, plus several models of electric motorcycles, utility vans and neighborhood electric vehicles (NEVs).
As of September 2014, cumulative sales are led by the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid with 69,092 units, followed by the Nissan Leaf all-electric car with 63,944 units.
Ranking next are the Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid with 36,680 units, and the all-electric Tesla Model S with over 31,550 units.
http://www.hybridcars.com/electric-car/ - top electric cars
As of March 2013, the United States had 5,678 charging stations across the country, led by California with 1,207 stations (21.3%). In terms of public charging points, there were 19,472 public outlets available across the country by the end of December 2013, again led by California with 5,176 (26.6%) public