Sales of new light-duty plug-in electric vehicles, including all-electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), nearly doubled from 308,000 in 2020 to 608,000 in 2021, according to the data released by the Department of Energy (DOE).
EV sales accounted for 73% of all plug-in electric vehicle sales in 2021. EV sales grew by 85% from 2020 to 2021, while sales of PHEVs more than doubled, with an increase of 138% over the previous year.
The rapid growth in plug-in electric vehicle sales from 2020 to 2021 is remarkable in the context of overall light-duty vehicle sales, which increased by only 3% during the same period.
[sources: Argonne National Laboratory, Light Duty Electric Drive Vehicles Monthly Sales Updates]