US Hybrid Versus EV (BEV & PHEV) Sales: 2010 – 2020

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In the February 2020, EVAdoption article: US Hybrid Sales Rebound in 2019 – Will Hybrids Steal EV Sales in 2020?

More than a year later is impossible to truly know the answer to my question, but a regular hybrid buyer is also likely a potential EV buyer. Their interest in a hybrid suggests they care about lowering their fuel costs, and reducing emissions and pollution. All things you get when buying an EV.

So when someone buys a regular hybrid, that purchase could have been a PHEV or BEV. They may have reasons such as not having convenient charging access where they live, they take lots of 500+ mile trips, are a ride sharing driver, etc. – making a regular hybrid more preferable to many people not convinced and EV is right for them.

So that potential EV sale is lost until their next purchase, but then because they drove a hybrid for a few years the experience might make them a more likely EV buyer next time around.


PHEVs with 16 kWh or larger battery qualify for $7,500 tax credit

Six PHEVs Currently Qualify for the Maximum $7,500 Federal EV Tax Credit

There are six PHEVs that currently qualify for the $7,500 maximum tax credit, and their electric range is from a low of 21 miles for the Jeep Wrangler 4xe to a high of 65 miles for the Polestar 1. They also range in MSRP from about $38,000 for the Toyota RAV4 Prime to $165,000 for the Polestar 1. 


DCFC Locations, Ports and Ratio: Tesla vs. Other Networks

At the end of August, the Tesla Supercharger network reached 11,125 DC fast charger ports across the US, accounting for 57.1% of all DCFC ports. With 1,118 locations, however, the Supercharger network accounted for only 20.1% of the total DCFC locations. 

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