EV Market Share – California

With EV sales share in 2018 of 46.8% of the entire US, California continues to be key to EV adoption in the US.


US States With Highest EV Sales in 2018-EVAdoption

California finished the full-year of 2018 with an in-state EV (BEV + PHEV) market share of new vehicle sales of 7.84%. During the course of 2018, EV market share within California ranged from a low of 4.69% in February to a high of 12.59% in October. July-December averaged a 9.69% market share and Q4 averaged 10.51%.

California EV Sales & Market Share By Month - 2018

California-IHS Markit-2013-1Q1-2017 - EV+ hybrid Market Share

Looking at the first 3 months of 2017 for California we see significant growth in pure battery electric (BEV) sales, with a jump to 2.7%. This is a significant milestone as BEVs have now crossed over from the Innovator stage (0-2.5%) and into the Early Adopter (2.5%-16%) phase of technology adoption.

Plug-in hybrid sales reached 2.1%, a nice 0.4 percentage point lift over the full-year 2016 of 1.7%. And combined PHEV and BEV sales climbed to 4,8% for Q1, compared to 3.6% for all of 2016.

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