Following the introduction of the Nissan LEAF and Chevrolet Volt, the first full year of sales for mass-market plug-in vehicles was 2011; nearly 18,000 plug-in vehicles were sold that year in the United States.
Sales of plug-in electric vehicles have grown nearly each year since, increasing nine-fold to a record high of about 160 thousand units in 2016.
All-electric vehicles have outsold plug-in hybrid electric vehicles each of the past three years, according to data gathered by the US Department of Energy (DOE).
Annual Plug-in Vehicle Sales by Vehicle Type, 2011-16 (Thousands)
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