March 21, 2022 Market Report

Get Connected: Electric Vehicle Quarterly Report (Q4)

The Alliance for Automotive Innovation (Auto Innovators) today released the latest Get Connected Electric Vehicle Quarterly Report (Get Connected), providing an overview of electric vehicle (EV) sales and purchasing trends in all 50-states for the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2021 and the full year of 2021.

Key takeaways from the latest edition of the report:

– There remains steady growth in the sales of EVs. The volume of EV sales increased 11 percent in Q4 compared to Q3 of 2021. EVs represented 6 percent of overall light-duty vehicle sales in Q4, the highest for any quarter to date.

– Consistent quarterly growth in the EV sector was reflected in trends for the full year of 2021. In 2021, EV sales represented 4.4 percent of the market – nearly double the market share in 2020.

– The United States now has 44,500 publicly available EV charging locations and 110,158 charging ports – a 16 percent increase since January 1, 2021.

– The market share of new EVs registered increased in all states, year-over-year, in Q4 of 2021.

– For 2021, the following states had the highest number of EV sales: California (13 percent); the District of Columbia (10.9 percent); Washington (7.7 percent); Hawaii (7.7 percent); Oregon (7.6 percent); and Colorado (6.2 percent).