US BEV vs. PHEV Sales: 2011-Feb 2021

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From 2013 through 2017, US sales of BEVs versus PHEVs were neck and neck with PHEVs actually eking ahead of BEVs in 2016 by a bit more than 700 units. But then the EV world changed with deliveries of the Tesla Model 3 beginning in the US in July 2017, but really kicking into gear in 2018. 

The Model 3 significantly changed the BEV versus PHEV mix with BEVs jumping up to 62.1% of EV sales in 2018 and then rising to 73% in 2019. Then in March 2020 Tesla began delivering the Model Y which further increased the chasm over PHEVs, with BEV sales in 2020 climbing to 78.7%.

US BEV vs PHEV Sales 2011-Feb 2021-chart

Also contributing to the decline in PHEV sales as a percentage of total EV sales was the discontinuation of two of the top-selling PHEVs, the Chevrolet Volt in 2019 and the Ford Fusion Energi in 2020.


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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