This State Just Became the First to Register 1 Million Electric Vehicles

California has become the first state to register 1 million EVs, with Florida close behind.
Written by Alexandra Maloney
Reviewed by Kathleen Flear
Mar 15, 2022
Congratulations are in order!
California
officially became the first state in the U.S. to register one million electric vehicles. One million is no small feat, and while the milestone took hard work and dedication, it definitely comes with its rewards. 
Not only do electric vehicles help the environment, but they can also save drivers money. In fact, according to
Jerry
original data from the 2022 State of the American Driver Report,
most electric vehicle owners are motivated by money
. We’re going over this phenomenon, and other electric vehicle trends here, to celebrate California’s monumental achievement. 

Congratulations, California 

It took California 11 years to reach this milestone, but the state has officially registered one million electric vehicles on their roads. This incredible number includes purely electric vehicles, as well as plug-in hybrids. 
According to the
Denver7
, over a quarter of those vehicles, more than 250,000, were registered in 2021 alone, as reported by data from California’s Energy Commission. The Denver7 also reports close to 75%, or 750,000 vehicles, are Teslas. Tesla was founded in San Carlos, California. 
Following California in electric vehicle registrations is Florida. With a population close to 18 million less than California, Florida’s electric vehicle records are equally as impressive. 
While some Californians and Floridians might be motivated by environmental concerns to purchase an electric vehicle, Jerry data found most drivers are motivated by money to go electric. 39% of Americans said they’re interested in buying an electric vehicle to save money on gas. Plus, 63% of Americans say the price of gas impacts how far they drive.
The number of electric vehicle owners also varies across generations. Jerry data found Generation Z drives electric vehicles the most at 18%, followed by Millennials (11%), Generation X (4%) and Baby Boomers (1%). 
But, Millennials seem the most eager to drive an electric vehicle, with 47% of the generation interested in buying an electric vehicle as their next car. Generation Z is next at 41% interest, followed by Generation X (38%) and Baby Boomers (28%).
Among Americans of all ages, Jerry data found more than half expect to drive an electric car in the next 10 years. 

Car insurance for electric vehicles

With electric vehicle sales on the rise and trends looking like more and more drivers will get in on the action, you might be thinking about purchasing an electric vehicle. It’s important to know, oftentimes electric vehicles have higher upfront costs than gas-powered vehicles, but you’ll likely make that money back and start saving overtime.
Unfortunately, today electric vehicle insurance can be a bit pricier than gas vehicle insurance, since they’re considered luxury vehicles. Luckily,
Jerry
is here to help you make sure you’re not overpaying for car insurance.
Jerry is an online insurance app that helps you find the lowest rates. All you need to do is enter in some basic information, and you’ll receive a quote from Jerry. Don’t overpay on your electric vehicle’s insurance—use Jerry.
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