Next highest were the District of Columbia, Hawaii, Washington, and Oregon, which each had PEV registrations accounting for more than 7% of new registrations.
Of all light-duty vehicle registrations in California for 2021, including new and existing registrations, 2.5% were PEV.
PEV include plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and all-electric vehicles. New registrations include model year 2021 and 2022 vehicles registered in calendar year 2021.
With 81,292 electric vehicles sold in Q1 of 2022, EV sales are 29% higher than last quarter. Q1 of 2022 surpassed Q1 of 2021 numbers by over 20,000 vehicles.
Additionally, Californians bought roughly 15,000 more EVs during this quarter than last quarter and Q1 of 2022 EV sales are up by 37%, relative to EV sales at this time last year.
The market share of electric vehicles in California jumped to 16.32%. Even with supply chain delays impacting the overall supply of EVs and causing high inflation in other sectors, EVs continued an upward trend in the market share of California’s vehicles sales.
[source: Registrations as of December 31, 2021, sourced from Experian Automotive and analyzed by Argonne National Laboratory]