The State of United States’ Electric Vehicles
Mark D Larsen
Latest Estimates for September, 2019
Similar to my webpage for plug-in vehicle sales in Utah, I decided in June 2019 to henceforth exclude plug-in hybrid vehicles in this monthly report. Truth be told, they have always seemed like greenwashing to me, a stop-gap ploy to earn ZEV credits, have some “skin-in-the-game,” yet still support and promote fossil fuels. Now that GM has pulled the plug (pun!) on the best-selling PHEV, the Chevy Volt, I foresee that other such fence-sitting models will only continue to disappear as 100% electric vehicles emerge as the dominant solution to mitigate the climate crisis.

Indeed, I have also excluded EVs that are no longer being produced, and I suspect that before too long I will have to do the same for other models likely to be replaced with better alternatives. Nonetheless, if readers would like to view an earlier report with the now excluded PHEVs and EVs, they can find it here.

Below are graphs with the cumulative estimates nationwide since 2010, using data published by GoodCarBadCar and InsideEVs. I hope to update the figures after each report, so check back in the future.

EVs Sold to Date: 796,466