EV Sales & Market Share

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Chevrolet Volt Sales & Share of PHEV Sales: 2011-2020

The Chevrolet Volt was the number one-selling EV overall in 2012 and 2013, and number two in 2011, 2014, 2016 and number three in 2015. And for the years 2011 through 2018 the Volt never ranked below the #6 best-selling EV in the US.

US BEV vs PHEV Sales 2011-Feb 2021-chart

US BEV vs. PHEV Sales: 2011-Feb 2021

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.

California EV Sales as a % of US EV Sales: 2010-2020

From 2014 through 2019, California EV sales accounted for roughly half or more of US EV sales – from a low of 49.6% in 2019 to a high of 57.3% in 2017. At 40.7%, 2020 saw California account for its second lowest share of US EV sales since 2011.