ALL STATISTICS

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.

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Cost Differential Across the Kia Niro Powertrains

The Kia Niro is available in 3 variations: regular hybrid, plug-in hybrid (PHEV), and BEV. The BEV version is $14,500 more than the hybrid version – a difference that can’t really be justified or the difference made up with various incentives. The PHEV version, however, qualifies for the federal EV tax credit at $4,543 and depending on where you live it could qualify for additional state and local utility incentives that would put the net cost of the PHEV a few thousand dollars below the regular hybrid.