BEVs Available in the US Now Average 250 Miles of Range

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BEVs available in the US (currently and through the next few months) now average 250 miles of range and are powered by battery packs that average 70 kWh. Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) average 21.9 miles of range (in electric mode) with 10 kWh as the average battery pack size.

Around 2023-2024, the average BEV available in the US will have at or near the magical 300 miles of range that a majority of US consumers have said in multiple surveys is the minimum range they want before considering the purchase of an EV. Not included in the data is the upcoming Ford Mustang Mach-E, which a few days ago the Extended-range version was officially certified with 300 miles of EPA range. This makes the Mach-E, the first non-Tesla to achieve 300 or more miles of EPA range.

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With 32 PHEVs currently available in the US (as of September 21, 2021), they come in a wide variety of types, price, EPA range, and battery size. In the chart below we’ve analyzed the 32 PHEVs across 6 metrics. The mean (commonly referred to as the average) range is 24.7 miles and mean battery size is 13.5 kWh. When looking at the median, however, range drops to 21 miles and battery size down to 12.5 kWh.

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PHEVs Account for Nearly 37% of EVs Sold to Date in the US

Through April 2021 PHEVs accounted for 36.7% of EVs (BEV and PHEV) sold in the US since January 2011. And in California, the most EV-centric state in the US, PHEVs comprise a slightly higher percentage of EV registrations to date at 38.3%.

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