An Estimated 2500 Electric Cars On The Road In San Diego County

I know it's a bold claim but here's the math:

Nissan and Chevrolet have been on a role in 2011 and there are several factors to consider.

#1 - On Sunday, October 16th, 2011 North County Times reporter Eric Wolff reported the following:

Officials from San Diego Gas & Electric Co. estimate 800 electric vehicles are on San Diego County roads, and about 1,000 in Southern California Edison's territory, which includes Southwest Riverside County.

Read more: http://www.nctimes.com/blogsnew/business/realside/article_aa6cdbc4-d363-531f-adb8-abda3643f670.html#ixzz1inGSBx00

#2 - After reviewing Tesla owner Meetup photos and talking to friends, I think it's fair to estimate about 50 are here on the road.

#3 - This is where the story gets better. I attended a Chevy Volt owners meetup and a source from GM said that about 1000 Volts have be delivered in San Diego County!

I tweeted this out:
I went to the Volt Meet-up, learned over 1000 Chevy Volts have been sold in San Diego County!
17 Dec

#4 - Most people will say it appears there are more Nissan Leafs of the road in San Diego. So let's just Estimate about 1200.

#5 - Then you have Car2go! The car sharing company with an all electric fleet that boasts 165 EV Smart cars in Downtown, Point Loma, PB, and North Park.

So let's add it up!

50 + 1000 + 1200 + 165 = 2415

Not bad! Now for the hard part --- where the hell are all the charging stations?

I made this prediction for 2012:

For every 5-10 electric car charging station installed in and around town dealers will sell 50-100 electric cars. Morgan Lee's Dec 2nd article in the SDUT titled "Vehicle owners seek a charge" clearly points out "t
here is nearly enough momentum in the plug-in car market to break through the chicken-and-egg game as car buyers await more charging stations and station hosts await more drivers." http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2011/dec/02/vehicle-owners-seek-a-charge/
I also posted this on Facebook back of Dec 4th: I am very proud of this fact: Nearly 1,100 electric vehicles now circulate in the San Diego area — the highest per-capita penetration of owners in the United States — with major automakers poised to introduce a string of electric and hybrid plug-in vehicles in 2012 and 2013. Read more here: https://sites.google.com/site/therealyevesperez/Musings
I don't know about you, but I can't wait for the official numbers!

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