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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.

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Tesla, GM, and VW Accounted for 43% of Global BEV Sales: Jan-April 2021

Tesla has sold the most BEVs globally from January 1 through April 30, 2021, according to a new report from Morgan Stanley using data from EV-volumes.com. When combined with GM and Volkswagen, those three automakers accounted for 43% of global BEV sales for the first four months of 2021.

Mean and Median EPA Range for BEVs Available in the US 2013-2020

Range continues to be a key concern for buyers of electric vehicles, but we are steadily making our way toward 300 miles of mean and median range for BEVs available in the US. In the chart below you can see the average BEV range has ticked up consistently since 2013 to about 250 miles of range by the end of 2020.

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.

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Ups and Downs of Regular Hybrid Sales in the US

Hybrid sales then declined or remained relatively flat until they took another jump of 16.8% to nearly 401,000 in 2019. And then, even in a year of declining auto sales overall of -14% due to the pandemic, hybrid sales actually increased 15%. Hybrids are clearly back on the rise, driven by a strong push from Toyota and Honda and the huge success of the Toyota RAV4 hybrid.

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Organizations, OEMs, and States With Goals to Phaseout ICE Vehicles in the US

Various US states have proposed or passed legislation to either ban the sale of ICE vehicles or establish goals of reaching 100% zero-emission vehicles by either 2030 or 2035. Additionally, a few automakers and now FedEx have stated their goals for the end of the internal combustion engine in their fleets. The following table is a high-level overview of 11 organizations and their goals and timing.