|The State of United States’ Electric Vehicles
Mark D Larsen
Latest Estimates Q4 2019
|Similar to my webpage for plug-in vehicle sales in Utah, I decided in June 2019 to henceforth provide quarterly tallies (instead of monthly) and only include pure electric vehicles (not plug-in hybrids). Truth be told, the latter 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 monthly report with the now excluded PHEVs and EVs, they can find it here.
Below are graphs with the cumulative estimates nationwide since the end of 2010, using data published by GoodCarBadCar and InsideEVs. I hope to update the figures after each quarter, so check back in the future.
|EVs Sold to Date: 868,415|