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Total US EV Sales in 2020

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Information on sales at a global level is often not reported for electric vehicles specifically, making total tallies difficult to procure and often subject to error and estimation. However, according to InsideEV’s Sales Scorecard there was a total of 329,528 electric vehicles sold in the US in 2019, an 8.88% drop from 2018.

With the novel Coronavirus introduced in 2020, which continues to take hold, electric vehicle sales are declining, partly due to the decrease in gas prices. In the first half of 2020, electric vehicle sales fell 14%, only half of what the regular automobile market experienced with a fall of 28% in global sales.

Growing EV markets signal both increased consumer and producer consciousness on climate issues and global warming, and help indicate a step forward in the process to state and country carbon neutrality goals.

How many consumer plug-in electric vehicles (PEV) will be sold in the US in 2020?

Data will be provided through the Alternative Fuels Data Center run through the US Department of Energy. Here is the graph of PEV sales by company, which also includes the total sold in the US.

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