Infographic: WSJ Charts the Growth of Electric Cars


The growth of the electric car market in the past few years may not be what we all expected in the summer of 2008 with record gas prices breaking our wallets and easy credit financing still being a thing, but the 500+ % annual growth in plug-in sales is nothing to sneeze at. Many people, though, wonder about the demographic that’s buying and driving EVs. That’s where the Wall Street Journal comes in.

Using information gathered from the recently bankrupt Ecotality vehicle charging company, the WSJ has put together this handy infographic. The chart shows us know the average age, income, and location of consumers who are pulling the trigger on a new plug-in car. There are a few surprises in the mix (Atlanta? Really!?), but since the chart doesn’t seem to distinguish between plug-in hybrids like the Toyota Prius and Chevy Volt and “pure” electrics like Nissan’s Leaf and the Chevy Spark, I think it’s safe to take it in as a bit of fun, if general, information.

You can check out the WSJ infographic, below, and click on through to their original article via the link at the bottom of this page. Enjoy!


Electric Car Chart

Source | Photos: Wall Street Journal, via Cleantechnica.

Jo Borrás

I've been in the auto industry 1997, and write for a number of blogs in the IM network. You can also find me on Twitter, at my Volvo fansite, out on two wheels, or chasing my kids around Oak Park, IL.