What percent of US car sales are electric?
I want to buy an electric car, but I’m worried that it’s just a passing fad. I still see mostly gas vehicles for sale, and I want to know that if I switch, electric vehicles won’t just disappear. What percent of US car sales are electric?
Emily Jansen · Answered on Feb 23, 2022
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Great question! Just under 1% of all the cars in the US are fully electric vehicles (EVs). This number doesn’t account for partial electric and hybrid vehicles.
In 2020, electric and hybrid vehicles saw a huge jump in sales, approximately 76% for hybrids and 83% for fully electric cars. It’s an impressive leap, but overall only 3% of car sales in 2021 were electric cars, and just 5% were hybrids. Looking at the EV market for 2022, though, the number of electric vehicle sales is expected to jump to 5%, as more and more options enter the market.
One factor here for the low sales numbers of electric cars is the price of the most recognizable electric car brand in America. Tesla has long been known as an expensive option, and with their recent price change, this continues to be true. Many Americans simply can’t afford their choice of electric vehicle.
For some consumers, they have questions about the cost of insuring an electric car and how it compares. Luckily, Jerry compares car insurance rates on both electric and gas cars for you to get you the best price possible.
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