Many new models and record high gas prices caused sales of hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and electric vehicles to surge in 2012. One analysis put the sale increase at 73% to 440,000 vehicles.
http://www.siliconrepublic.com/clean-tech/item/30902-electric-and-hybrid-car-sal. This year sales could exceed 535,000 vehicles or about one out of every 28 cars sold.
The future of hybrids, plug-ins, and electric vehicles looks bright because gas prices remain high; more attractive models enter the market; and the electric charging stations multiply.