The State of my State’s EVs
Mark D Larsen

Latest Update: Q3 2022

Electric vehicles: 17,661
Other vehicles: 1,316,165
I no longer include plug-in hybrids in these tallies. To be brutally frank, I will confess that they have always struck me as fence-sitting, “middle ground,” greenwashing rather than a true effort to help mitigate the climate crisis. And since GM has now pulled the plug (pun!) on the best selling PHEV, the Chevy Volt, I foresee that pure electric vehicles will henceforth take center stage in that effort. Another caveat is that Utah no longer separates in its sales data the different drivetrains with the same model name. For example, the gas, hybrid, and electric versions of the Kia Soul are now lumped together under that name. Consequently, the number of EVs in the state is undoubtedly a bit higher than what I can report below. Nonetheless, if users would like to see the previous Q4 2018 update that included PHEVs and different drivetrains, they can open it here.

Quarter 3 2022

Utah (population 3.206M) vs. Norway (population 5.379M)