4 charts that show the slow but steady progress of electric cars

It’s not all bankruptcies and lost government loans in the world of electric cars. Beneath the headlines about hard times for the companies, there’s a steady trickle of customers buying electric cars, charging stations being built, and at least one electric car company eking out a profit for the first time. The following charts point to some bright spots for electric cars in 2013.

Electric car sales are steadily increasing.

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More electric car purchases leads to more public charging stations.

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Not all models will succeed. Sales of Nissan’s LEAF, GM’s Volt, Tesla’s Model S:

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Tesla, the beacon of the electric car industry, hits an all-time-high stock price.

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