California is the number 1 state in United States when it comes to plug in hybrid cars and battery electric models. Well, that’s not much of a wonder since the state offers numerous local and statewide incentives, and many utility companies reward customers for choosing an electric car over a fossil-fuel powered vehicle. If we combine all these things, we get a very friendly environment for electric cars. According to the latest report released by non-profit organization Next 10, 5 percent of new-car sales in the state are now electric vehicles. That figure reflects new cars sold during the first quarter of 2017, and it represents a significant jump since the first report was released nearly a decade ago. There are some other significant figures included in the report as well.