As many legacy automakers join a slew of new and established EV manufacturers in committing to an all-electric future for passenger vehicles, the transition for consumers continues to rise. While we are still quite a ways away from a world of roads dominated by BEVs, the graph of this transition continues to trend upward. Below is where the US currently stands in total EV registrations, broken down state by state.
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EV registrations continue to grow in the US
This year alone, EV sales have more than doubled, which is great progress. However, this number still only makes up 2.5% of the total automotive market. Clearly, EV registrations have a ways to go in the US but appear to be on the right track led by companies like Tesla.
A number of factors contribute to the number of registered vehicles
How the data was gathered
To determine the number of EV registrations in the US, we consulted data from the Alternative Fuels Data Center (AFDC) through the US Department of Energy website.
The data was last updated in June of 2021 and represented all registered EVs in the US as of December 31st, 2020.
Note that this data includes BEVs only and does not account for any hybrids or PHEVs.
Current EV registrations in the US, sorted by state
|State||# of EV registrations||Percent of total EVs (Approx)|
|District of Columbia||2,360||0.23%|
Top three states with the most registered EVs
- California (425,300)
- Florida (58,160)
- Texas (52,190)
It’s no wonder that these top three states have the most registered EVs since they have some of the highest state populations in the US. They also have some of the highest numbers of registered ICE vehicles and trucks in the US too.
Bottom three states for registered EVs
- North Dakota (220)
- Wyoming (330)
- South Dakota (410)
The bottom three states showcase a similar, yet inverse pattern. These are states with smaller populations and thus fewer vehicles on the road. That being said, Washington D.C. has more than double the number of registered EVs of all three of these states combined.
Hawaii has ten times more EV registrations, and they’re surrounded by water in every direction… just sayin’.
Regardless of where you live, EV registrations appear to be on the rise nearly everywhere. Perhaps it’s time you thought about an EV for yourself if you haven’t already? Here are some resources to help keep you in the know:
- How much is a Tesla? Your guide to Tesla prices
- Here’s every electric vehicle that currently qualifies for the US federal tax credit
- How much does it cost to charge a Tesla?
- EV vs. ICE: How far can you travel in each state for $100?
- Electric vehicle (EV) charging standards and how they differ
- How much is a Tesla lease? Everything you need to know
- Longest-range electric vehicles (EVs) you can buy in 2021
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